CLEANING AND RESTORATION OF THE DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH TIDE OF NOVEMBER 2019
CLEANING OPERATIONS AND RESTORATION OF THE DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH TIDE OF NOVEMBER 2019
Many churches in the historic centre of Venice have been damaged by the exceptionally high tide of November 2019. Depending on their position in the city, some churches have been more spoiled than others.
The Patriarcato di Venezia gave us in charge 21 churches. This opportunity allowed us to see and work on some rare and fine works of art, not all of which are open to the public.
We had to perform cleaning operations and restoration of minor damages caused by the infiltrations of the salty high tide on the precious marbles and wooden furniture of the churches and sacristies.
Some of the churches we have worked on are:
Chiesa di San Simeon Grande
Chiesa dei Tolentini
Chiesa di San Lio
Chiesa dei Miracoli
Chiesa di San Canciano
Chiesa di San Giovanni Novo
Chiesa di San Zaccaria
The intervention in the San Zaccaria Church was quite interesting as it involved a mosaic floor dating back to the XII century. This floor is situated one level lower than the current floor.