Cultural Heritage and historical earthquakes: The diagnostic methodologies applied in an integrated project of conservative restoration in St. Maria Assunta’s church (Cirella di Platì, Italy)

  • Natalia RovellaEmail author
  • Anna Arcudi
  • Mauro Francesco La Russa
  • Maurizio Licchelli
  • Marco Malagodi
  • Sara Nocella
  • Silvestro Antonio Ruffolo
  • Angela Sacco
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Focus Point on New Challenges in the Scientific Applications to Cultural Heritage


The historical earthquake known as “Terremoto delle Calabrie” in 1783 heavily damaged the Cultural Heritage of Southern Italy. Many buildings were recovered and revalued in the subsequent reconstruction, among which the Saint Maria Assunta church. It is rich in stuccoes and false marble decorations, which have never been restored after that reconstruction. The results of the diagnostic campaign carried out throughout OM, FT-IR, EPMA-EDS, provided important information on the ancient executive techniques in Southern Italy useful in the project of conservative restoration of the church.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia Rovella
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Anna Arcudi
    • 3
  • Mauro Francesco La Russa
    • 1
  • Maurizio Licchelli
    • 2
  • Marco Malagodi
    • 4
  • Sara Nocella
    • 1
  • Silvestro Antonio Ruffolo
    • 1
  • Angela Sacco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences (DIBEST)University of CalabriaRende (CS)Italy
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, CISRiCUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  3. 3.Anna Arcudi Restauro e Conservazione Beni CulturaliGallina (RC)Italy
  4. 4.Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage, CISRiCUniversity of PaviaCremonaItaly

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