MANTOVA LAB

The “Scala Santa” of the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua. Different 3D survey approaches for documentation and study

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The Scala Santa of the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua

Different 3D survey approaches for documentation and study

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Scientific Director: Luigi Fregonese, Luciano Roncai, Noris Zuccoli

Collaborators: Lisa Valli, Michele Cassini, Barbara Ruffoni, Sara Soffiati, Laura Taffurelli

Partner: Complesso Museale di Palazzo Ducale Mantova

The seventeenth-century reproduction of the Scala Santa in Rome was the subject of an in-depth study and a 3D survey with different laser scanner technologies. The geometries of the staircase’s spaces, as well as their insertion in the pre-existing ambients of the Palazzo Ducale of Mantova, have been documented and analyzed to support knowledge and historical-architectural study, by three works of thesis in 2007. The stuccoes, that characterize the Scala Santa, were detected in detail with a handheld scanner 3D and compared with similar ones present in the Metamorphosis Apartment.

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