Restored Fresco at Tolentini Church

Fondazione Città Italia just finished the restoration of Cappella Pisani’s fresco, inside of Tolentini church close to Piazzale Roma in Venice, with the contribution of the Venice’s Casinò.

This Fresco is an opera of Camillo Procaccini: a portrait of angels and on the back a monk who shoot San Carlo Borromeo (a real happening!). This opera is a real rarity for many reasons: the author, the subject (San Carlo Borromeo is painted in the whole cappella, completely painted by Procaccini) and for the paint technique (oil based, very hard to preserve during the centuries).
But not the whole Cappella is restored, there are still 30.000 € missing to finish the job!!!

We remember you that the visit of the Tolentini Chruch is free of charge, if you come in Venice you have to visit it!!!

Cappella Pisani

Cappella Pisani before and after the restoration

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  1. What a news! I love this church I got married there! I think this church is very suggestive, full of frescos and well kept by Don Mario…unfortunatly there are no more frescos on the dome, it was destroyed by a cannonball in 1849…you can see the cannonball fixed on the church’s facade as memory of the happaning.

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    Comment by forex_account_ — 24 November 2009 @ 21:44

  3. @Anna: you are right, unfortunately this is one of the last frescoes on the church dome! I’m happy to know that you got married there, congratulation!!!

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    Comment by Roberto — 25 November 2009 @ 13:59

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