Project Description

The Archway of Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

Restoration if the Archway

Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

Project director
Ministry of Culture, Monuments and Fine Arts Office of Venice
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Anna Keller, Venice

American Express
Venetian Heritage

Start date
April 2004

End date
April 2005

10.900,00 €

Venetian Heritage financed the restoration of the triumphal arch of the staircase, from 1544, of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. The staircase, which leads to the Chapter Hall, a meeting place for plenary meetings, is divided into two monumental flights of stairs that rejoin the ground floor. There are two arches from which these ramps branch off and both are made up of Corinthian columns and bas-reliefs from the 16th century. In particular, the new renovated arch portrays the biblical figures of Judith killing Holofernes, the mythological ones of Neptune, David and Goliath and some winged cherubs with baskets of fruit and flowers.