The design of these facades is very striking and unlike that of any other building in the world.
Francesco also have Romanesque facades and the latter and S.
Some of the houses have traces of paintings on their facades.
The richest ornamentation was applied to the arches and string courses, while plaques of sculpture, roundels and coats of arms adorned the facades.
At this point, perhaps out of regard for the remains of Ziani's palace, the work seems to have been arrested for many years, but in 1424 the building was resumed and carried as far as the north-west, or judgment, angle, near St Mark's, thus completing the sea and piazzetta facades as we now see them.