3d Surveying and modelling of the Archaeological Area of Paestum, Italy


  • Fausta Fiorillo University of Salerno
  • Belén Jiménez Fernández-Palacios Bruno Kessler Foundation
  • Fabio Remondino Bruno Kessler Foundation
  • Salvatore Barba University of Salerno




Laser scanner, Photogrammetry, Archaeological survey, 3D model, Virtual tour


The intention of this interdisciplinary work is the integration of different 3D recording techniques and instruments to survey the archaeological area of Paestum (Italy) and obtain digital models of the main structures and temples of the site. The ancient city of Paestum, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1998, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, preserving the vestiges and ruins of Greek and Roman times, including three Doric temples. Photogrammetry and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) acquisitions were integrated in order to exploit the intrinsic advantages of the actual 3D surveying techniques and produces digital models, orthoimages, maps and other geometric representations useful for archaeological, architectural and communication needs.


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Author Biographies

Fausta Fiorillo, University of Salerno

Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy

Belén Jiménez Fernández-Palacios, Bruno Kessler Foundation

3D Optical Metrology unit, FBK Trento

Fabio Remondino, Bruno Kessler Foundation

3D Optical Metrology unit, FBK Trento, Italy

Salvatore Barba, University of Salerno

Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy


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How to Cite

Fiorillo, F., Jiménez Fernández-Palacios, B., Remondino, F., & Barba, S. (2013). 3d Surveying and modelling of the Archaeological Area of Paestum, Italy. Virtual Archaeology Review, 4(8), 55–60. https://doi.org/10.4995/var.2013.4306