Facciata esterna della chiesa e della cappella Emiliani — (Didier Descouens)

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The place of worship, located inside the island of San Michele, was built for the first time in 1221 after the bishops of Torcello and San Pietro di Castello assigned the island area to the Camaldolese Benedictine monks. The building, consecrated by Ugolino di Segni, had three naves of which only the Gothic portal remains today.

The architectural structure - which we can still enjoy today - is the work of a young Mauro Codussi, nicknamed Moro or Moretto by some, and can be considered his first important achievement that made him appreciate and launched him on the Venetian and nati

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