Posts Tagged ‘Soprintendeza’

Restored Fresco at Tolentini Church

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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

Ruga degli Oresi: new ideas for Rialto area!!!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Ruga dei Oresi is the street that goes from Rialto Bridge to the Market Area.
This is one of the busiest part of the city, and one of the oldest as well (i.e. just few meters from the bridge there is San Giacometto Church, probably the oldest of Venice!!!).
This area was reserved to the commerce of the gold, but everyone knows that things changes! Most of the shops were closing. For this reason the Government of Venice decided to change his mind and to eliminate this rule.
Result? New shops are opening!!!
But the opening of new activities will be limited: they will have to be usefull for the venetian cityzens. So no more souvenirs, soccer t-shirts and similiar things! The project of Soprintendenza include a complete renovation af the area and a re-organisation of the small shops facing the street.

rialto market area