Encyclopedia • Places of worship

Detail of the Basilica of Saints Maria and Donato in Murano. — (Archive Bazzmann/Venipedia)

Basilica dei Santi Maria and Donato

One of the greatest examples of Romanesque architectural style in the lagoon, it is the most important church in Murano, both historically and artistically. The mosaics composed of marble and polychrome glass pieces...

Detail of St Mark’s Basilica.

Basilica di San Marco

The current appearance of the Basilica reflects the third reconstruction that took place within the Basilica’s thousand year history.

Chiesa di San Basso.

Chiesa di San Basso

A small church in the heart of Venice, right next to Piazza San Marco, in the Piazzetta dei Leoncini. The peculiarity of this building is the square side facade, divided into three by Corinthian columns. Located...

The Church of San Pietro Martire, Murano

Chiesa di San Pietro Martire

The church has a very simple façade and is partly hidden given its position along the Fondamenta dei Vetrai in the heart of the Murano of the master glassmakers. Despite its simplicity, remarkable works by Bellini,...

Detail of the facade of the Church of Santa Fosca in Torcello — (Archivio Bazzmann/Venipedia).

Chiesa di Santa Fosca a Torcello 

Dedicated to the martyr Fosca, her worship is linked to the medieval trade routes: her remains formerly landed in Torcello from distant lands.