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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 and an ancient painted panel...

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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.

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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 between civilian architecture and...

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Church of San Cassiano

Chiesa di San Cassiano

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The bust of Vincenzo Fini can be found in the central part of the facade on top of an oblisque supported by camels

Chiesa di San Moisè

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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, Veronese and a painting attributed...

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Church of San Polo

Chiesa di San Polo

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Church of San Rocco

Chiesa di San Rocco

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Church of San Silvestro

Chiesa di San Silvestro

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Portion of the facade of the church of San Simeone Grande.
The Church of San Zaccaria.

Chiesa di San Zaccaria

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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.

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