2000. ‘Prize of the Italian Institute of Heraldry and Genealogy 2000’ awarded by the International Confederation of Genealogy and Heraldry (CIGH-Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d’Héraldique) for “researches on the medieval relations of the Most Serene Republic of Venice with the Balkan coasts, and expecially with the Peloponnese” (on May 6, 2000 during the XXVIe Congrès International des sciences généalogique et héraldique (Besançon, France) by the Onorary President of the CIGH, Prof. Dr. Szabolcs de Vajay. – See publications # 1, 2, 3.

2001. MeduProject® (for Cultural Heritage Projects), started as an entrepreneurial project by Andrea Nanetti in 1998, was awarded a prize in the ‘StartCup’ in 2001 (University of Bologna): top ten project among 350. Start Cup (http://www.startcup.com/) was launched in Bologna in 2000 and it is the first business plan competition in Italy devoted to innovative projects with high-quality knowledge content. Meduproject became a university spin-off company in 2002 (cf. http://www.meduproject.com/credits.asp). In 2001-2002 Meduproject was funded by the Spinner Consortium to develop the MDproject (Multispectral technologies for medieval manuscripts diagnostic) at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA, Bologna). Currently Meduproject is operating on business projects related to heritage science.

2013. Awarded Cultural heritage preservation consultant of the Hubei Province Ancient Buildings Conservation Centre (PRC) “due to outstanding academic achievements” [signed by Mr. Shěn Yuǎnyue 沈远跃on January 1, 2013].

2013. Best Paper Award at the international conference Culture and Computing 2013 (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, Sept. 16-18, 2013) for “frontier research in culture and computing”. The award was advertised in the Newsletter/Bulletin/Rundschreiben of The Medieval Chronicle/Die mittelalterliche Chronik/La chronique médievale, 13 (Autumn/Automne/Herbst 2013), p. 2. – See publication # 51.

2014. Research excellence award presented “in recognition of the oustanding research on Venetian Maritime Heritage accomplished over the last 20 years in the territory of the today Greek Municipality of Pylos-Nestoras (Southern Messenia, Peloponnese)”. The award has been presented by the University of Florence (Department of Architecture) and ICOMOS-UNESCO on November 10, 2014 in Florence (Orsanmichele) during the conference on Mediterranean Architectural Heritage: Coastal Fortifications in Spain, Italy, and Greece held in the framework of the exhibition on Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architetctural sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence) and Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia) as a parallel event of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly and Symposium on Heritage and Landscape as Human Values (Florence, November 10-14, 2014) – See publications # 43 (mentioned in the award), and also 6, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 34, 36, 45, 47.

2015. Honorary citizenship approved and announced on May 18, 2015 in the City Hall of Pylos for the “impact of his academic publications and teaching on the social and economic development of the region”.