Current situation and restoration techniques
The Fountain of Neptune presents the typical form of decacy of monuments and fountains exposed to atmospheric agents in an urban environment. In addition, signs of and man’s actions and previous restorations and repair work are evident all over the monument.
The surfaces of the Fountain of Neptune are being restored by the Institute for Conservation and Restoration of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, institute specialized in the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
The restoration work is conducted by the Institute as practical training for students enrolled in second cycle academic degree in conservation and restoration of ISCR’s School of Higher Education. Students from the University of Bologna following a similar course of study at the Ravenna campus are also involved in the summer school. More than 30 students are working under the guidance of 12 restoration professors and scientific and technical staff from the Institute.