Hidden Landscapes of Lost Latium

PNRR M4C2: PRIN 2022

Acronym: HiLLL


The Lazio coastal area placed on the south of the Tiber mouth represents a landscape of outstanding historical and archaeological interest. In this stretch the coast was formed by a series of coastal lagoons, a very peculiar habitat providing shelter to shallow-draft boats. The whole coast today is heavily urbanized except for one area of 60 square kilometers: the Presidenzial Estate of Castelporziano.

The research project aims to define the coastal geomorphology, in the various phases, through a multidisciplinary approach based on the integration of different topographical data (study of historical cartography, aerial photos, realization of DTM obtained from very high resolution LiDAR survey) and paleoenvironmental data. The new 3D cartography will form the basis for the survey of structures, surface reconnaissance, geophysical surveys, and paleo-environmental analyses. All data will be managed in a GIS environment for geomorphological, historical and topographical reconstruction of the territory as it evolves.

Project information

  • Funded by: European Union NextGenerationEU and Italian Ministry of University and Research
  • Call: PNRR: Missione 4 – Componente 2 “Dalla ricerca all’impresa” – Investimento 1.1 – Progetti di Ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (PRIN)
  • Start date: 29 September 2023
  • End date: 29 settembre 2025
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Giorgio Franco Pocobelli
  • Project Leader: Università di Firenze
  • Partners: University of Siena
  • Funding: € 270.660 (CNR ISPC € 79.820)