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Campo Sant'Agnese, as happens for most of the Venetian fields, takes its name from the adjacent place of worship dedicated to the patron saint of young women and gardeners. The sixteenth-century well from the field is of considerable size, made up of six faces: in one of these appears Sant'Agnese with the palm of martyrdom and the representation of the lamb, presumed because of the similarity with the Latin word agnus (whose diminutive is agnĕllus) and which means, in fact, lamb.

The heart of the field is represented by the ancient Church of Sant'Agnese, whose construction date is uncertain: the first official document dates back to the year 1081. It suffered a fire in 1105 which completely destroyed it and then was completely rebuilt and consecrated June 15, 1321. He collected the relics of San Venerio Abate and, as evidenced by the canon of San Marco Stringa in 1604, he owned eleven altars and various fragments of the remains of Sant'Agnese. During the Napoleonic rule, it was completely stripped of the precious objects present inside, which seems to have been really many. It was then closed and turned into a warehouse for timber and coal.

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