Integrated Phd Researcher

Rolando Volzone

research interests

Religious Landscape and Architecture, Cultural Heritage, History of Architecture, 3d documentation

Short Bio

Rolando Volzone is a Postdoctoral researcher at ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon), focusing his work on a multidisciplinary approach on the religious heritage sites heritage, by combining History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Computer Sciences. This research line has been delved deeper since the PhD project “Architectures of the soul. Legacy of the Eremitical Congregation of São Paulo da Serra de Ossa (Portugal)", defended in 2020. Currently he integrates the JPI Cultural Heritage project “F-ATLAS – Franciscan Landscapes: the Observance between Italy, Portugal and Spain” (2020–2023). Moreover, he is researcher in the project “CONVEMOS – Convents and Monasteries of Portugal (1096–1901): spatiality and temporality” (2019–2021). He is coordinator of the Seminars Architectures of the soul (2017, 2018 and 2020), and of the International Conference and Summer School Digital Survey in Religious Architecture (July 2018).


research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Link to DINÂMIA'CET-IUL identifying mission:

The research developed in DC in the processes of social, economic and territorial change, in an interdisciplinary perspective, is its main factor of suitability. The experience of the research center at the level of creativity, culture and territory and its interconnection with governance and development models, constitute a valuable asset and one of the critical success factors for the research.

Main publications

Rolando Volzone, Olimpia Niglio & Pietro Becherini (2021) "Integration of knowledge-based documentation methodologies and digital information for the study of religious complex heritage sites in the south of Portugal". In Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage,
ISSN 2212-0548,

Volzone, Rolando & Fontes, João Luís Inglês (2019) – “The Portuguese Eremitical Congregation of the Serra de Ossa: Spatial Analysis of the Monastic Settlements”. In Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies - Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.1080/17546559.2019.1652838

Volzone, Rolando, Bigongiari, Matteo, Cioli, Federico & Becherini, Pietro (2019) – “La documentazione digitale dell’antico monastero di Santa Catarina de Montemuro della congregazione eremitica di São Paulo da Serra de Ossa (Évora, Portugal)”. In VII convegno internazionale Reuso Matera, 23-26 ottobre (on press).

Volzone, Rolando, Cioli, Federico & Bigongiari, Matteo (2019) – “The church of St. George in the Kyrenia castle in North Cyprus: bringing out the shape of architecture”. In CHNT - Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (on press).

Picchio, Francesca, Cioli, Federico & Volzone, Rolando (2018). “Il rilievo della Certosa di Firenze. Catalogazione e analisi delle celle del chiostro grande per la gestione e la valorizzazione del complesso certosino”. In Fabio Minutoli (Ed.), VI Convegno Internazionale sulla documentazione, conservazione e recupero del patrimonio architettonico e sulla tutela paesaggistica, ReUSO 2018, pp. 837-848, Messina: Gangemi Editore.

Main projects

F-ATLAS. Franciscan Landscapes: the Observance between Italy, Portugal and Spain

CONVEMOS: Conventos e Mosteiros de Portugal (1096-1901): espacialidade e temporalidades

PhD Project "Architecture of the Soul. Legacy of the Eremitical Congregation of São Paulo da Serra de Ossa (Portugal)"

Ius Illuminatum - Oficina de investigação sobre os manuscritos jurídicos iluminados.

Costumer Journey Maps - Survey of the Customer journeys with analysis of case studies.

Last update

2 de dezembro de 2021