The VESTA project (Valorisation and Safeguard of the cultural heritage through the use of innovative technologies) aims at the experimental integration of technological solutions, focused on aspects of safeguarding and prospecting of the soil and ancient structures present within the Archaeological Park of Paestum (pilot site), as well as the management of the information associated with them derived from the surveys carried out.

Used for the large-scale identification of criticalities, both natural and anthropogenic, involving cultural heritage and their surroundings


Equipped with multispectral, thermal and radar optical sensors. They are used for detailed analysis of soil and masonry structures


High and low frequency are used for inspections, respectively, of the wall structures and the subsoil


Electrical Resistivity Tomography
Used for investigation of the subsoil


Web Platform & Web GIS

In order to consult the results of the project activities, the St’ART ™ as part of VESTA platform is made available to Park officials. This is a web platform created to facilitate consultation of the results of the surveys and the documents uploaded in it generally, both by the project partners and by the Park officials themselves. The main macro-functions of the platform include the following:

  • HUB of information management services on the assets of the archaeological site with the possibility of exporting and importing in standard format (shapefile, WMS), accessible from a web browser;
  • Interoperability with sector databases (such as Risk Card, from ICR) for the purpose of knowledge and management of risk factors on cultural heritage;
  • Consultation of the results of the surveys conducted  both in the form of reports (text and images, qualitative and quantitative information, where applicable) and of thematic maps (geospatial data) also as a layer on integrated Web-GIS;
  • Availability to integrate data from sensors on site;

Visitor flow analysis services through anonymized position reporting from apps operating on the site and adhering to the St’ART.brochure API

Land stability surveys
Soil change investigations