This page is an overview of all the crosses in Venice.
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The cross (in Italian croce) is a religious symbol found throughout Venice and is a type of public art. Throughout the history of Venice, religion has played a significant role in the city, yet, despite the large number of churches, relatively few crosses decorate the city when compared to other examples of Venetian material culture.
- The oldest Venetian cross can be found in Cannaregio and dates from 850 AD.
- The most recent cross can be found in Castello and dates from 1700 AD.
- The cross in the most need of restoration is located in Cannaregio and dates from 1050 AD.
Damage and Preservation
For general information pertaining to the sources of damage to Venetian crosses, please see the Damage to public art page.
For general information pertaining to the restoration and preservation of Venetian crosses, please see the Restoration and preservation of public art page.
Specific information regarding the damage and restoration needs of each cross can be found on the pages dedicated to each individual cross, as listed in the map below and in the navigation box under the "See Also" section of this page.
- Rizzi, Alberto. "Scultura Esterna a Venezia." Stamperia di Venezia Editrice, 1987.
- 2010 WPI PreserVenice Project Team
- 2008 WPI PreserVenice Project Team
- 2007 WPI PreserVenice Project Team
- 2000 WPI PreserVenice Project Team