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The church of San Biagio - dedicated to San Biagio bishop and martyr as well as known as San Biagio dei Marinai - is located beyond the Arsenale bridge also known as San Biagio and finds space in the homonymous field renamed Angelo Emo in 1889, in the Castello district .

Proceeding along the fondamenta that leads towards viale Garibaldi, the building seems to be located in a marginal place but it must be considered that, in the years in which it was built, the urban situation was completely different. After the fall of the Republic, in fact, the banks were widened towards the San Marco basin and the ancient granaries that stood along the external road network between San Marco and Sant’Elena were destroyed.

The first building - in Byzantine style with three naves - was erected, by the Boncigli family, in the 9th century in the same position as it is today, with the difference that the facade faced towards a churchyard, which only in 1332 - with the rise of the Granaries - became a real field. Subsequently the building was completely transformed into the Gothic style even if this is not confirmed by official sources.

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