SCAMOZZI, Vincenzo
(b. 1548, Vicenza, d. 1616, Venezia)

Procuratie Vecchie

12th-16th centuries
Piazza San Marco, Venice

The Procuratie are three connected buildings on St Mark's Square in Venice. They are also connected to St Mark's Clock Tower. They are historic buildings over arcades, the last of them completed, to finish off the square, under Napoleon's occupation.

The oldest of the buildings is the Procuratie Vecchie on the north side of the Square, built as a two-storey structure in the twelfth century, to house the offices and apartments of the procurators of San Marco. They were rebuilt after a fire in the sixteenth century to a three-storey design which still betrays something of its Gothic roots.

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