The new owner of the Venetian Procuratoria of San Marco is the architect and professor Amerigo Restucci. It is a prestigious institutional position, responsible for the preservation of the centuries-old and immeasurable world artistic heritage. Why do we talk about it? Out of pride, for once, if we are allowed to. Because Restucci, by training and cultural profile, was trained in Florence, with us in the Faculty of Architecture and, in particular, in the years in which the writer, with Piero Sanpaolesi and Marco Dezzi Bardeschi, carried on the Florentine school of restoration. Restucci, after having assumed the presidency of the University of Architecture of Venice, was called to assume the position of Procurator of San Marco. And the first results were immediately noticeable. Strengthened by the imperative ‘to know in order to preserve’, Restucci has become the driving force of publications of fundamental importance, starting with the splendid three-volume monograph ‘San Marco, the Basilica of Venice. Art, history and conservation ‘(Marsilio), almost 1500 pages documenting the centuries-old sedimentation of the oldest and most oriental monument of European artistic civilization and oriental monument. Archeology, architecture, mosaics, statuary, bronzes, floors, reliefs, restorations, archives, with prestigious signatures including the patriarch of Venice Francesco Moraglia, Ettore Vio, Guido Tigler, Andrew Hopkins, Mario Piana, Francesca Flores d’Arcais. And to follow, the publication of the ‘Quaderni della Procuratoria’, which ‘The Portal Further monographic themes, such as’ The Gothic crowning’, ‘The columns in Aquita marble portal of San Pietro’, all themes introduced by Restucci. It is no coincidence that Restucci is an honorary academic at our Academy of Drawing Arts. We are proud, in terms of method, that the seed of Florentine teaching has borne fruit in Venice, the city most admired and loved by the whole world.