Venice in Peril


Church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli

The rare surviving Veneto-Byzantine church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli with its richly ornate interior, has been associated with Venice in Peril since 1972. After damaging flooding in 2019, a further project of flood defence is being funded by the Acqua Alta 2019 Appeal.

Church of Santa Maria Formosa

The two facades of Santa Maria Formosa were repaired with the participation of students on the ICCROM Stonework course, the canalside facade was done in 1994 and that overlooking the campo, in 1996.

Church of Santa Maria della Visitazione

A small Renaissance church on the Zattere where VIP conserved the coffered painted ceiling containing 58 roundels with patriarchs, prophets and martyrs. The Magistrato alle Acque paid for the roof repairs and the Australian Committee for fresco conservation and the Pentecost altarpiece.

Capitals from the loggia of the Palazzo Ducale

Stonework conservation of the finely carved 14th and 15th century capitals from the colonnade of the Palazzo Ducale facing the lagoon and the piazza. Much admired by Ruskin. Now in the Museo dell’Opera.