Paolo Vitti has a PhD in the History of Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece with a degree and specialization degree in Architecture and Restoration of Monuments from the Sapienza University of Rome. He has been studying and working within Cultural Heritage since 1984, with particular interest in archaeological and medieval monuments in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.
He is professor of history of ancient architecture at University of Roma Tre and at the Arezzo study abroad program of the University of Rochester, NY. He has authored many articles concerning restoration, museology, the history of architecture and ancient construction.
His research on Roman vaulted construction in the Peloponnese has been awarded the Grand Prix in Category Research of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award and the 17th “L’Erma di Bretschneider” international award for archaeology.
He also undertook the restoration of the Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia, Cyprus, a project which won a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award in 2015 in Category Conservation. He has carried out research, feasibility studies and supervised projects on a national and international level, notably for the UNDP-PFF and Italian Ministry of Culture.