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The building materials of “Rocca Vecchia” (Old Fortress) in the Gorgona Island

  • Fabio Fratini
  • Francesca De Vita
  • Daniela Pittaluga
  • Silvia Rescic

The research examines the building materials of the ancient fortress known as Rocca Vecchia, in the Gorgona Island, built by the Republic of Pisa and commonly dated to the 13th century. Particular attention is paid to the composition of the artificial stone materials (bricks, bedding mortars, plasters and renders) in order to better understand and define the different construction phases. The results will be useful from the historical point of view and for the future conservation intervention which will have to involve a group of prisoners who will also have the task of the subsequent maintenance.

  • Keywords:
  • Pisan Fortress,
  • Tuscany,
  • Geomaterials,
  • Building techniques,
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Fabio Fratini

CNR, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-7314-8872

Francesca De Vita

AlefRestauro e Conservazione, Italy

Daniela Pittaluga

University of Genoa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-5826-519X

Silvia Rescic

CNR-ISPC, Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-0639-1375

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Chapter Title

The building materials of “Rocca Vecchia” (Old Fortress) in the Gorgona Island

Authors

Fabio Fratini, Francesca De Vita, Daniela Pittaluga, Silvia Rescic

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.79

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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2022

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© 2022 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0423

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2975-0288

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