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"Archaeology of Architecture in Massa Trabaria: the territory of Mercatello sul Metauro" is a Summer School organized by the Department of Communication Sciences, Humanistic and International Studies of the University of Urbino Carlo Bo in collaboration with the municipality of Mercatello sul Metauro.  

Its objective is to provide students with the basic tools of knowledge for the study of medieval architecture.

The Summer will last one week and is aimed at those who want to deepen the use of 2D / 3D technologies applied to the study of cultural heritage through surveys with photogrammetric drone technique (and subsequent processing of data acquired) and learn the method of study of medieval architecture.
The perspective is that of participatory archaeology, able to open to the general public and communicate in a plain, but scientific, the results of research so the Summer School also intends to contribute effectively to the promotion and development of cultural tourism reasoned and easily communicated and, therefore, was born in close synergy between the archaeological and sociological disciplines.    

The sample context will be represented by the municipal territory of Mercatello sul Metauro, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, rich in medieval architectural evidence.

The container (the landscape) in which the contents (the architectures) are inserted will be approached from a diachronic point of view in a perspective that will allow to understand the circulation of the workers and of the same lithotypes used in the architectures, the styles etc.

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The course is aimed at students, operators in the cultural sector, but also to an audience of professionals who want to accompany their professionalism (or personal passion) to a culture of the territory attentive, open to the enhancement and enjoyment of cultural heritage.

A Bachelor's or Master's degree is not required, basic requirements are a high school diploma and the desire to learn an agile - and scientifically supervised - way of communicating cultural heritage.

The Summer School is scheduled from July 17-23, 2022. 

There will be lectures and alternative teaching carried out directly in the field.

The Summer will be entirely delivered in presence.  

There will be a final oral test.

Attendance to at least 2/3 of the lessons is required.

The course provides the recognition of 3 CFU divided as follows: 1 CFU in Christian and Medieval Archaeology; 1 CFU in GEO/04 Physical Geography and Geomorphology, 1 CFU for the final test. 

Oral test, in presence, carried out directly at the headquarters of Mercatello sul Metauro made available by the Municipal Administration.

Logistics (board and lodging): enrollment in the course does not provide room and board at Mercatello sul Metauro. Each enrolled, therefore, will have to provide for itself.

How to apply for Building archaeology in Massa Trabaria: the territory of Mercatello sul Metauro in the Middle Ages

Course with limited number of positions
Number of positions
20 available
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Limited access course


 20 places available


Access to the Summer School is open to Italian and foreign citizens with at least a high school diploma.

The minimum number of students required for the activation of the Summer School is 4.

There are 20 places available. The students (in possession of the requirements) who have applied through the pre-registration, will be contacted for an oral interview with analysis of CV, which will be held on April 26 (with response in the day) and that will allow to select the 20 participants among the shortlist of applicants. 

The registration will be considered complete with the payment of the fee due.

The application form does not have to be sent, the Office will acquire it directly from the system.

Candidates who do not complete the enrolment process by the deadline indicated will lose their rights.

According to DM 270/04, 1 educational credit corresponds to 25 hours of work per student, including individual study.

Pursuant to art. 75 of D.P.R. 445/2000, if the Administration finds, on the basis of appropriate controls, the untruthfulness of the content of statements made by the candidate, the declarant forfeits any benefits derived from the measure issued on the basis of the untruthful statement.

At the end of the course is issued a certificate of participation accompanied by the allocation of 3 university credits (CFU) acquired.


You can enroll from 27/04/2022 to 27/05/2022. Through the online procedure you can enroll in the course and make the payment of the contribution with PagoPA.

Online Enrollment



Enrollment fee: € 116 to be paid in a single installment by May 27, 2022 (registration form).

ATTENTION: before making the payment, please check if the minimum number (4) of participants to be able to activate the course has been reached.

Payments must be made using the method available under "payments" in the menu on the left of the student's personal web page.

The fee is net of bank charges. The enrollment fee is inclusive of stamp duty and insurance coverage. Contributions will be refunded only in case of non-activation of the Course, excluding stamp duty.

In the event that the registration fee is paid by a person other than the interested party or by an institution, body or company, the latter will have to pay the amount in the same manner and timing indicated above, under penalty of non-enrollment in the course.

Since the course is part of the University's institutional activity, the registration fee is not subject to VAT, therefore no invoice will be issued.

Application procedure
You can apply from the 28/04/2022 to the 31/05/2022 . Using the online procedure you can register to fill in the application and pay with PagoPA (Credit Card, PayPal) to complete the payment of the admission fee.
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Information on teaching and research activities


Director of the Summer School:

Prof. Daniele Sacco, Christian and Medieval Archaeology, Department DISCUI

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Not to be used to request administrative information, or information related to enrollment procedures.

Daniele Sacco

Administrative contacts

Secretary’s Office
Ufficio Dottorati - Post laurea - Esami di Stato
Via Veterani, 36 - Urbino
Office hours
Monday - Friday from 9.30 am to 13pm
 Tel. +39 0722 304631 / +39 0722 304632 / +39 0722 304634 / +39 0722 304635   corsi.postlaurea@uniurb.it

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