WIT Press


Remarkable Case Histories Regarding S. Vitale Church, Ravenna, Italy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950202

Volume

17

Pages

12

Published

1995

Size

1,107 kb

Author(s)

A. Mazzucato, G. Ricceri, F. Seller & M. Soranzo

Abstract

The article presents a critical analysis of the results achieved in the study regarding the properties of the subsoil, the foundations and the evolution of the cracking phenomena occurring on the monument, enabling us to make plans concerning possible consolidation measures. 1 Introduction The complex dedicated to S. Vitale consists of several buildings more or less closely surrounding the basilica. This paper provides an analysis and describes the situation of the basilica alone. The basilica of S. Vitale was designed by Giuliano Argentario and consecrated in 547 AD It is octagonal in shape, with sides measuring 15 metres (Fig.l), composed of two

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