Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron

Project Center

Venice, Italy


This project aimed to aid in the preservation of Venetian bell towers by updating the VPC bell tower database through documenting their state and creating virtual experiences. It was achieved by collecting extensive written, visual, and audio data of the towers and bells. Then the Matterport 3D Pro Camera was used to create virtual tours of the 17 bell towers and 71 bells documented in the sestieri of Dorsoduro, San Polo, and Santa Croce. Most towers and bells were in fair and average condition, respectively, with three towers needing major repairs and two cracked bells. The resulting data was added to bells.veniceprojectcenter.org. A mobile data collection application was created to assist future groups and campanologists in recording consistent and comprehensive data.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering