San Piero a Sieve Historical Center

Original name

San Piero a Sieve

Geographic Area

Scarperia e San Piero, Italy

Reference Project

Analysis of the formal characteristics of the historical architecture and of the town landscape

Site description

The center of San Piero is characterized by streets, which have an original medieval subdivision. The buildings are mainly intended for residences and show the characters of the period in which they were built. Most buildings have few windows; only buildings of recent construction are characterized by many windows. The squares and the urban structure follow the course of the land.


Promoted by

Sandro Parrinello

UNIPV, University of Pavia

Survey Activities

Laser Scanner

UAVs Photogrammetry

Terrestrial Photogrammetry


Post production Activities

2D Drawings

3D Model

  • Gallery

Documentation Methodology

The research project consists in taking over the center of San Piero. The aim is to analyze the existing buildings to understand the formal characteristics and landscape of the city. A direct survey was carried out with the return of the trilaterations of the roads and the connection points of the road network. In addition, photoplanes of the buildings were elaborated, then used for the analysis of the degradations of the facades.


Parrinello, S., Picchio, F., De Marco, R., Dell'Amico, A. (2019). Documenting the cultural heritage routes. The creation of informative models of historical russian churches on upper kama region. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. XLII-2/W15. 887-894. ResearchGate

De Marco, R., Dell’Amico, A. (2020). Connettere il territorio tra patrimonio e informazione: banche dati e modelli per le Cultural Heritage Routes/Connecting the territory between Heritage and Information: databases and models for the Cultural Heritage Routes. In Arena A., Arena M., Brandolino R.G., Colistra D., Ginex G., Mediati D., Nucifora S., Raffa P. (a cura di). Connettere. Un disegno per annodare e tessere. Atti del 42° Convegno Internazionale dei Docenti delle Discipline della Rappresentazione/Connecting. Drawing for weaving relationships. Proceedings of the 42th International Conference of Representation Disciplines Teachers. 2058-2077. ResearchGate

Parrinello, S. (2020). La solitudine delle chiese russe nella regione dell’Upper Kama. Un immenso eremo e un paesaggio culturale al confine dell’Europa. (eds by) Stefano Bertocci, Sandro Parrinello. Architettura Eremitica Sistemi Progettuali e Paesaggi culturali Atti del V convegno Internazionale di Studi Certosa di Firenze. 147-156