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Legend has it that the church was built by the will of the bishop of Oderzo San Magno, to whom the twelve apostles appeared during the prayer and told him to build a church in Venice dedicated to them. In the apparition it was revealed that the exact place to build the church would be where the bishop met twelve cranes.

The building probably dates back to the 9th century and it is certain that it was erected for the second time in 1021; in the fifteenth century, there were further additions to the structure, in particular a portico was built to protect the side facade, the sacristy, and the chapel of the noble Corner family. Nothing remains of these interventions except the Corner shrine built by the well-known Bergamo architect Mauro Codussi.

In 1575 the church underwent a new makeover, by Alessandro Vittoria, which represented an almost entire reconstruction with the exception of the load-bearing walls and this allowed the saving of some fourteenth-century frescoes and the chapel of the Corners.

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