Valeria d'Aquino

After a Master Degree in Classical Archeology at the University of Florence, and a PhD at the Scuola di Specializzazione in Archeologia of the same University with a dissertation on Roman Imperial architecture she has worked for more than 15 years as a collaborator for the regional board of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage (Soprintendenza Archeologia della Toscana), an as director on site of several excavations in the historic centre of Florence, collecting, elaborating and publishing data concerning with the reconstruction of the ancient townscape of Florence, from its foundation down to the Middle Age.
Among the relevant archaeological excavations within the city it’s worth mentioning the one beneath the former Rectory of San Giovanni in the area of the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore (duomo), at the convent of Sant’Orsola and at the monastery of San Marco, committed by public bodies and institutions, as well as non-profit private legal entities.
She’s been contract professor at the University of Florence’s post-graduation School, leading a lab on the developing of computer-based analytical methods for the study of Archaology.
Her course “Ancient Roots of Florence” at CAMNES-LdM has the aim to provide an introduction to the major aspects of Florentine ancient history, through written texts, visual art and material remains.

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