IMPERO Project

Picture from IMPERO Project. Overheard view of site.

The IMPERO Project (Interconnected Mobility of People and Economy along the River Ombrone) aims at investigating the changing historical landscapes of the middle valley of the Ombrone river, between the Etruscan period and the late Middle Ages. The project is also developing virtual reality applications and devices to disseminate the results of the archaeological excavations at the Etruscan/Republican sanctuary at Podere Cannicci, and at the Medieval deserted village of Castellaraccio di Monteverdi.

The virtual exhibition “Etruscan Identities” extends the possibility of visiting the recently discovered necropolis at Podere Cannicci to everyone; the exhibition allows visitors to navigate the three Hellenistic burials discovered between 2021 and 2022 and admire 3D models of the grave goods here retrieved.

The exhibition is part of the archaeological actives of the Impero Project ( and was fully funded by an Enabling Grant of the DSSN at the University at Buffalo.


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Alessandro Sebastiani - Assistant Professor, Classics, UB

Michelle Hobart - Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Todd Fenton - Professor, Anthropology, Michigan State University

Grants and Funding

Grant of the DSSN at the University at Buffalo.