L'isola di San Giorgio Maggiore.

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San Giorgio Maggiore owes its name to a church built in 790. So called to distinguish it from another island in the lagoon, San Giorgio in Alga, for a long time it was the site of agri-food activities and then, in 982, it was sold by the doge Tribmo Memmo to Giovanni Morosini to build a Benedictine monastery there. Over time it became increasingly important, both for the granting of privileges and bequests that the Lordship granted him, and for the increasingly growing religious and cultural activity, of which it then became the fulcrum.

In 1223 the first buildings erected were de

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