Tag: restoration

Ritrovamenti alle Penitenti

Durante i lavori di recupero dell’intero complesso del Pio Loco delle Penitenti sono venuti alla luce dei ritrovamenti unici nel loro genere, tanto da spiccare, non solo per il loro stato di integrità, nell’intero panorama europeo.

Bridges: Restoring the Balustrades

The balustrades on bridges suffer from the deterioration caused by wear and tear, humidity and improper consolidation efforts. It is therefore important to re-establish the correct structural condition and to restore full functionality, so that none of the stone falls off.

The Decay of Bridges

For many centuries Venice was a group of islands connected only by ferries or wooden walkways. Starting in the eighteenth century, and more massively in the nineteenth century, these artifacts were replaced by bridges made out of wood or cast iron. In fact, the water they were immersed in, the humidity in the air, the mildew and xylophagous insects reduced the lifespan of the wood which, for the more exposed structures such as bridges, did not last more than three decades.

The stairs at La Salute

Every step of the two staircases on the bank of La Salute was built, for reasons of economy, by assembling smaller stone elements into one larger one.

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