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Palazzo Troyer

Façade Conservation


Palazzo Troyer is situated in the heart of the historic town of Serravalle and is one of the most significant examples of late Gothic Venetian Palazzos in the Veneto area. The Palazzo was built in 1469 by the noble family Raccola de Fontanellis and the fresco paintings covering its façade are attributed to the painter Dario da Treviso, whose signature can be identified under the balcony by the inscription: “1469 / DESIDERIUM IMPIORUM PERIBIT / DARIUS P.”

In 1913 the former owner, Francesco Troyer, built an adjoining palazzo which imitated the original palazzo with carved stone and fresco painting.

 

The project involved an extensive investigation and documentation on the decay conditions of the façades. Chemical and physical testing was conducted to determine conservation problems and causes of decay and biological growth were identified. Analysis revealed the composition of the various carbon deposits on stones, frescoes and plaster, the composition of the traces of gilding remaining on the capitals as well as the presence of stone polychromy.

 

An international training program was organized during the carrying out of the conservation project involving three European Conservation Institutes:

Malta Centre for Restoration, Malta 

Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, Germany

Istituto Veneto per i Beni Culturali, Venezia

 

Location: Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Year: 2002-2003

 

Architect: Sergio de Nardi
Main Contractor: Pianca Spa

 

The project is published in:

Ortolan, Alma. La facciata dipinta di Palazzo Troyer a Serravalle di Vittorio Veneto, un caso di ‘doppia autenticità’ (The painted façade of Palazzo Troyer, Serravalle, a case of “double authenticity”) in Conference Proceedings “Scienza e Beni Culturali, Le pitture murali”, Bressanone 2005.