Saint Mark’s Basilica Now Scaffoldless

Saint Mark’s Basilica, one of Venice’s most prominent architectural and religious landmarks, can now boast a scaffold-free facade. Secluded under scaffolding since 1994 as part of the ongoing maintenance for the more than 950-year-old structure, Saint Mark’s will most likely not be uncovered for long. The continuous nature of the sanctuary’s conservation means more work will most likely commence in the coming months. 

Further Reading: 
Hannah McGivern and Lidia Panzeri, “St Mark’s Basilica is Scaffold-free for first time in 20 years” (The Art Newspaper, 13 January 2017). 

Current view of Saint Mark’s Basilica courtesy of The Art Newspaper. 

Posted by Alexis Culotta 

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