The Project

Discover the structure and the ambition of our scientific program and its partners. Between research and promotion, here you will find out our approach and method of investigation.

History and Research

Discover the history of Monte Torretta, the ancient times along with the modern times. The history of the archaeological research and the history of the settlement is retraced here.


Since its establishment, the Pietragalla Project, has been dedicated to disseminating and promoting scientific research and raising awareness to the general public. The communication of the project was made through traditional scientific methods, conferences and...

Monte Torretta di Pietragalla
Sustainable archaeology for a balance between past and present, nature and society



The Pietragalla Project is an international research program established by the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The main objective of the project is the study and promotion of the archaeological and cultural heritage of the archaeological site of Monte Torretta di Pietragalla, located in Basilicata, Italy

One of the guiding principles of the Pietragalla Project is sustainable archaeology which stems from an awareness that research cannot exist for its own sake but must also act as an instrument for the community. This is embodied by the close relationship between the academic partners and the local institutions involved in the Pietragalla Project. We believe that the only way to investigate the past is through a collaboration between local and foreign institutions and realities, so the territory and its history can be protected and we can achieve a better understanding of our present.