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In Venice, all goods were unloaded and placed on the scales in San Biagio di Castello.

However, due to the large turnout, the space became insufficient and from 1414 two customs offices were used, built specifically for the need: one for goods coming from the sea and one for those coming from the mainland. The latter was built in Rialto, while the current Punta della Dogana was built on a strip of land formed by mud and swamp a few hundred years earlier.

For this reason the name Dogana da Mar.

Punta del Sale instead takes its name from the salt storage warehouses that were erected in the same place and still exist - although no longer used for this purpose, but for different uses, including events and exhibitions -, while Punta della Trinità comes from at the time it was close to the church and monastery of the Trinity, which were destroyed in 1631 to make way for the current church of Santa Maria della Salute.

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