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The date of construction of the church is still uncertain even if according to the Corner it is to be placed at the end of the 11th century, before 1072; it seems to have been built by the will of the noble Dandolo and Pizzamano families.

Over the centuries it underwent several restorations and in the 16th century it was completely redesigned. The works lasted for several years. In 1827, a portion of the facade collapsed and was restored by a Murano artist: Sebastiano Santi. The last major restoration dates back to 1881 which radically changed the structure and only the terracotta bell tower from 1457 was kept.

Its interior consists of a single nave and the shape of the church is rectangular; works by Paolo Veronese are visible, such as the main altarpiece "The Virgin in glory appears to Saint Luke in the act of writing the Gospel" and by Jacopo Palma the Younger "Virgin in glory and saints".

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