The renovation and restoration of the ancient Dondi Dall’Orologio Palace in Padua was entrusted to Prof. Paolo Portoghesi. The restoration uncovered a surprising amount of polychrome stucco in terms of extent and quality. Restoration of the stucco decorations of both walls and ceilings involved numerous reconstructions of missing parts; in many cases the supporting arelle structure was rebuilt with coccio pesto rendering and marmorino finish. Stuccoes with polychrome paste and marble-effect finish stand out on the marbled backgrounds.
Contractors: ATI – Carron spa, Estia srl, Forme snc