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Sistemi progettuali e paesaggi culturali


Dear colleagues,

due to the situation that has arisen in Italy and in Tuscany, with the detected cases of Coronavirus, we have received many requests from the participants for changing the date of the Architettura Eremitica Conference, scheduled for the dates from 12th to 14th March 2020. 

The Organizing Committee of the event has decided to postpone the dates to May 2020, keeping the program already defined. In the coming days, also evaluating the availability of the La Certosa complex, we hope to give you an indication of the days on which we plan to start the conference, trusting in a reduction of health alerts.

A cordial greeting, 

The Organizing Committee 

Stefano Bertocci

Sandro Parrinello 


It is presented the fifth edition of the International Convention of Architettura Eremitica, following the meetings occurred in Monte Senario (FI) - 2010, Vallombrosa (FI) – 2011, Camaldoli (AR) – 2012, La Verna (AR) – 2013. This Convention represents a further opportunity, after some years, for cultural exchange between researchers coming from different European and non-European countries to confront each other on this issue. The theme of hermitic architecture, which is of considerable interest for academics – not only the architectural ones, follows the development of the western culture since medieval times. Between history and religion, this phenomenon left various pieces of evidence in time, that often materialised as significantly interesting architectural interventions. These interventions affected and accompanied on some level both urban and extra-urban development – as in the Tuscanian case, forming a settlement pattern particularly relevant also for spatially peripheral and secluded areas.
Monastic architecture, structured since early Middle Ages in two major religious backgrounds – cenobitic and hermitic, developed according to own models but was adjusted from time to time to the single experience and to the local features, nevertheless always forming gathering clusters of values and knowledge (not only religious ones), that worked as meeting and cultural production centres in their respective territories.


1. Documentation and analysis of architectural complexes:

  • Documentation, drawing, surveying and monitoring;

  • Cultural landscapes and environmental systems;

  • Historical and archivist studies of the architectural complexes and works of art.

2. Preservation and musealization of territorial contexts:

  • Preservation of architectural heritage;

  • Enhancement of hermitic complexes and their respective territories;

  • Real museums and virtual museums, routes and technologies for cultural heritage fruition.