Timeline

8 April 2022

At a ceremony attended by the highest authorities, the fully restored Procuratie Vecchie are unveiled to the public. For the first time in mid-April, visitors can access the building in their 500 years of history

December 2019

Thanks to Generali's contribution, the Royal Gardens are reopened, entirely restored by landscape architect Paolo Pejrone, in collaboration with the Venice Garden Foundation

2017

Announcement of the start of restoration work by David Chipperfield. The work last five years and include the restoration of the first and second floors of the building with all their decorative features, while the third floor, once used for the Procuratie's servants and later to house Generali's archives, is due to become The Home of The Human Safety Net

1832

Generali, founded at the end of 1831 in Trieste, opened its first office in Venice in the Procuratie Vecchie. Gradually the Company purchased large portions of the structure until it owned 85% of it, as it still does today. The Procuratie Vecchie have been the Company's headquarters in Venice until 1989

In 1538

The reconstruction of the Procuratie Vecchie was completed by architects Bartolomeo Bon and Jacopo Sansovino. The work was carried out as part of Doge Andrea Gritti's Renovatio Urbis programme. The building then acquired the appearance it still has today

XII century

The first Procuratie Vecchie were built in the XII century under Doge Sebastiano Ziani to house the offices and home of St. Mark's Procurators. Part of this older building can be seen in Giovanni Bellini's painting 'Procession in St. Mark's Square', housed in the Gallerie dell'Accademia. The Procuratie Vecchie were destroyed by fire in the early XVI century

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