Il restauro del Santuario di Santa Maria di Montedecoro
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The restoration of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Montedecoro
The restoration aimed at restoring architectural dignity to the Marian temple tampered with in the last century, revealing the signs of time and respecting the evolution of the entire complex. The Church required interventions aimed at the architectural restoration of the complex, which were addressed in a unified manner and in compliance with the fundamental principles of conservation, such as unity of method, respect for the historical text, the possible reversibility of the interventions, compatibility of the materials used.
The works involved the pre-consolidation of the decorated surfaces of the vault, the removal of the flooring of the side chapels of “common kitchen ceramic”, the installation of a traditional screed, with the subsequent installation of traditional terracotta flooring, the installation of new wooden frames. It was necessary to remove the incongruous additions of the choir and clean up the chestnut wood placed underneath, integrating it only where necessary.