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Place of worship of ancient origins (now demolished and replaced by the railway station), some believe it could date back to shortly after the year one thousand while others, including Sansovino, trace it back to the end of the 13th century. Certainly, the titration to Santa Lucia took place in 1280. When the Venetians sacked Constantinople, they appropriated the body of Santa Lucia and took it to Venice; this relic initially found space on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and was then moved to this area.

A first restoration took place in the 14th century and its consecration on 3 August 1343 by three bishops. There was then a reconstruction between the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century, during which two chapels were built, one dedicated to the Mocenigo family and the other to the figure of Saint Lucia by the hand of Donato Baglioni. It was consecrated again in 1617 by the patriarch Francesco Vendramin.

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