(ANSA) – FLORENCE, NOV 30 – From the stone vestments that cover the surface of the main body to the Volognana tower, from the windows to the coats of arms, from the courtyard to the gates: it is the first time in the last 156 years that the Palazzo del Bargello in Florence has been completely restored, with a unitary overall overhaul project. This is a 1.8 million euro intervention, funded by the Ministry of Culture, which required 15 months of continuous work.
The operations started at the end of July 2020 and ended October 2021, for a total of 425 days of work. The intervention involved over 12 thousand square meters of pietra forte and clean and consolidated pietra serena, 128 coats of arms and 124 restored. “This extraordinary restoration and conservative overhaul campaign of the Palazzo – underlined Paola D’Agostino, director of the Bargello Museums – is the result of over four years of intense work by the architect Maria Cristina Valenti in preparing the project and tender documentation, assisted by the technical and administrative staff of the Bargello Museums, and then by the director of works and companies that have alternated on the construction site for these months, in a critical period for the whole world “. “The Bargello is beautiful again – said the mayor Dario Nardella – thanks to an accurate restoration in record time. For the first time in a century and a half to visit a completely redeveloped and enhanced building”.
“I have the Bargello National Museum in September 2020 – recalled the general director of the Mich Osanna Museums -, when the scaffolding in the courtyard had just been assembled, and on this occasion I am pleased to appreciate the work done both in making the windows and in the restoration of a building of such historical and artistic value, which has thus revealed many unpublished details and refined details of the three-fifteenth-century ornamental party “. (HANDLE).
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