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Of the Baptistery - which once constituted one of the Early Christian architectural elements together with the cathedral, the bell tower and the martyrium - are today only a few remnants from the primitive construction of the 7th century in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Torcello. It is believed that building held a basin of blessed water that gushed from the mouths of symbolic animals. Some scholars believed that the building was related to the nearby church of Santa Fosca while more in-depth and recent studies have connected the building of the Baptistery to the sam

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