Status Concluded

Tipologia Enhancement and safeguarding of cultural heritage through the use of innovative technologies.

Co-finanziato POR FESR CAMPANIA 2014/2020 O.S. 1.1 – progetti di trasferimento tecnologico (Fase 2) coerenti con la RIS3, con DD 623 DEL 30/10/2018. CUP B83D18000320007v



The VESTA project aims to experiment with the integration of data collected through the use of various innovative technologies into a system useful for the conservation and enhancement of cultural assets.

The chosen test site for the project is the Archaeological Park of Paestum, within which areas of particular interest for the application of technologies have been identified, including the area known as the “terme del foro” or Venneian Baths.

Activities, following a multi-scale approach, involved an initial phase of area reconnaissance using satellite technologies, photogrammetric survey campaigns with drones (UAS), and the use of ground radar technologies.

The conclusion of the project includes the experimentation and optimization of a platform to support the management of artistic and cultural heritage, to be allocated to the management bodies of parks, museums, and archaeological areas, particularly within the Italian landscape.

In addition to uses directly related to the safeguarding of cultural heritage, such data could also be used to enhance the efficient usability of archaeological parks through an integrated data management system that incorporates visitor flows and further expands and optimizes the platform.


  • The collection of remote data for the analysis of selected contexts and structures;
  • Development and experimentation of new investigative tools. (Payload Radar Topview-CNR IREA)

The activity enabled a comparative historical mapping of data related to vegetation and the increase in urban surface in the surrounding area of the archaeological park (Urban Sprawl).

Furthermore, it was possible to gather information on the state of key environmental parameters, such as particulate pollution and CO2, whose presence contributes to the deterioration of monument surfaces, especially those made of stone.