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The church seems to have been built for the first time in the 9th century on the initiative of the patrician families Barozzi, Aldicina and Equilia. It was rebuilt between the 12th and 13th centuries thanks to the Pisani family and a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary was transported from the East; the place of worship was thus renamed Santa Maria delle Grazie and San Fantino.

In the early sixteenth century, it was demolished and rebuilt: as regards the project, there are conflicting opinions among those who believe it was built to a design by Tullio Lombardo or Antonio Abbondi known as Scarpagnino, who died before the end of the works. . Sanudo, in his work Diari, wrote that in 1507 the doge placed the first stone on it. After Scarpagnino's death, the activities were entrusted to Jacopo Sansovino, who apparently was helped by Alessandro Vittoria. who built the presbytery, the apse and in 1564 the main chapel.

Starting from 1810, the church became a subsidiary of the Church of Santa Maria Zobenigo.

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