Trinity Wellhead, Archivio di Stato

To mark Venice in Peril’s half century we are launching an Appeal to fund the conservation of the early 18th-century ‘Trinita’ wellhead in the great cloister of the Archvio di Stato

50th Anniversary Appeal

Venice in Peril Fund celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2021. It was founded in 1971, following on from the work of the Italian Art and Archives Rescue Fund that had initially been set up after the 1966 floods which ravaged both Florence and Venice.

Iconostasis, Cathedral of Torcello

The iconostasis – a screen with icons between sanctuary and nave – is richly expressive of Veneto-Byzantine tradition. The stonework dates to 1100 and the paintings to the early 15C.