• Application Deadline
  • 19 days
The goal of the PRAEDIA - Pompeii Residential Architecture - Environmental, Digital, Interdisciplinary Archive at University of Pisa is to provide the participants with a broad overview of current strategies for the study of Roman housing, gardens and urban landscapes.


The PRAEDIA - Pompeii Residential Architecture - Environmental, Digital, Interdisciplinary Archive at University of Pisa encourages participants to develop a theoretically aware approach to the collection of data and the study of archaeological materials. The Summer School intends to make the participants aware of the tools, methods, techniques required to create and share knowledge in the field of Classical Archaeology.

Fundamental questions are: Which methods for the collection of data contribute to the scientific reconstruction of built environments? Which technologies for the visualization of data allow to retrieve the sensory dimension of urban landscapes? How can archaeological data be accessible to the specialists of other disciplines involved in the research, conservation, and management of built heritage? Which tools are expedient to the sharing of data with a view to sustainable preservation? Pompeii provides an ideal case in point, thanks to the unparalleled availability of contextual archaeological data, as well as the centuries-long history of exploration, research, and restorations. 

In particular, the Summer School focuses on one specific case study: the architectural complex known as Praedia of Iulia Felix at Pompeii. Work on site includes survey of the extant structures, archival research, and possibly limited excavations in the garden area.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 19 days
    • Duration description

      01-19 July

  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Activities include:

  • classes on Roman art and architecture, current methods for archaeological research, the study of artefacts and archaeological materials, the history of the discipline, history of restoration, the collection, visualisation and interrogation of archaeological data in immersive virtual environments;
  • archaeological fieldwork in the Praedia of Iulia Felix;
  • guided tours of neighbouring sites and museums such as Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, Naples (National Archaeological Museum), Paestum.


Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students (Classics, Classical Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Restoration and Conservation)


  • Prof. Anna Anguissola

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • General knowledge of the main facts and events in Roman history. General knowledge of the geography of the ancient and modern Mediterranean region
  • Identity Document (*Passport in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified English CEFR B1 or above

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1800 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1800 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
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fees 1.000, accommodation 800

Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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