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Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, designed by Andrea Palladio and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water of the lagoon opposite the Piazzetta.

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Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore (Church of the Most Holy Redeemer), commonly known as Il Redentore, is a 16th century Roman Catholic church located in the Dorsoduro sestiere. It was designed by the architect Andrea Palladio and built as a votive church to thank God for the deliverance of the city from a major outbreak of the plague.

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Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna

San Francesco della Vigna is a church in the Sestiere of Castello in Venice. Along with Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, this is one of two Franciscan churches in Venice. The church was designed in Renaissance style by Jacopo Sansovino. The facade of the church was ultimately commissioned from Andrea Palladio (1562) by Giovanni Grimani.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio

The Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, whose name translates into St. Mary of the Lily referring to the flower classically depicted as being presented by the Angel Gabriel during the Annunciation, is commonly known as Santa Maria Zobenigo after the Jubanico family who founded it in the 9th century.

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Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto

The Madonna dell'Orto is a church in Venice, Italy, in the sestiere of Cannaregio. The church was erected by the now-defunct religious order, the "Humiliati" in the mid-14th century, under the direction of Tiberio da Parma, who is buried in the interior. It was initially dedicated to St. Christopher.

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Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Cristo

The Church dei Santi Apostoli di Cristo is one of the oldest churches in the city and has undergone numerous changes since its foundation. The present building is the result of a major reconstruction project which was undertaken in 1575. The church is notable particularly for the Cornaro Chapel.

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Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora

San Giovanni in Bragora is a church in Venice, Italy, located in the sestiere of Castello, it was founded in the early 8th century, allegedly by St. Magnus of Oderzo; in the following century, under doge Pietro III Candiano, it was rebuilt to house the alleged relics of St. John the Baptist.

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Chiesa di Sant'Alvise

A visit to the Church of Sant'Alvise and the nearby church of Madonna dell'Orto offers you a chance to get to know the real Venice and to enjoy the silences of the lagoon in one of the remotest areas of Cannaregio, which was gradually built up on regular lots of reclaimed land.

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Chiesa di Santo Stefano

The Church of Santo Stefano ( St. Stephen) is a large church at the northern end of the Campo Santo Stefano in Venice. It was founded in the 13th century, rebuilt in the 14th century and altered again early in the 15th century, when the fine gothic doorway and ship's keel roof were added.

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Chiesa di San Biagio

The Chiesa di San Biagio is a church dedicated to Saint Blaise, in the sestiere of Castello in Venice. The church now stands adjacent to the Museo Storico Navale. Till 1511, this served as the church for the Greek community which had emigrated to Venice after the fall of Constantinople.

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Ex Chiesa di Santa Giustina

Santa Giustina is a church building in the sestiere of Castello, Venice. It no longer functions as a church. It was initially rebuilt in the second half of the 15th century by Augustinian nuns. The building garlanded with Istrian marble, was commissioned by the procurator, Giovanni Soranzo, who asked Baldassare Longhena to build it.

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Chiesa di San Geremia

The Chiesa di San Geremia is popular as the seat of the cult of Saint Lucy of Syracuse, whose remains are housed inside. The first church was erected here in the 11th century, and was later rebuilt on several occasions. In 1206 it is mentioned to house the remains of St. Magnus of Oderzo (died 670), who had taken refuge in this area from the Lombards.

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Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci

San Giorgio dei Greci is a church in the sestiere of Castello, for centuries, despite the close ties of Venice to the Byzantine world, the Greek Orthodox rite was not permitted in Venice. In 1498, the Greek community gained the right to found the Scuola de San Nicolò dei Greci, a confraternity which aided members of that community.

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Chiesa di San Cassiano

The Chiesa di San Cassiano is a 14th century church located in the San Polo sestiere. A church has stood on the site since 726 with the present building dedicated to Saint Cassian of Imola being consecrated in 1376 and re-modelled during the 17th century. It has a plain exterior with several adjacent buildings overlapping it. Its interior is decorated in a Baroque style.

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Oratorio dei Crociferi

The Oratorio dei Crociferi is a treasure trove of works by Palma il Giovane depicting the history of the religious order of the Crociferi, which was founded in the thirtheenth century and suppressed in the seventeenth century. The hospital was founded in the middle of the 12th century by Crucifer brothers to aid and give shelter to pilgrims and crusaders on their way to the Holy Land.

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Ponte della Costituzione

The Ponte della Costituzione is the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, and was moved into place in 2007 (connecting Stazione di Santa Lucia to Piazzale Roma), amid protest by politicians and the general public. The bridge was installed in 2008 and the bridge was known as Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande before the official name was adopted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Italian constitution in 2008.

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Ponte di Rialto

The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The Rialto became an important district in 1097, when Venice’s market moved there, and in the following century a boat bridge was set up across the Grand Canal providing access to it. This was soon replaced by the Rialto Bridge, it is the oldest bridge across the canal.

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Ponte dell'Accademia

The Ponte dell'Accademia is one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal. It crosses near the southern end of the canal, and is named for the Accademia galleries. First suggested as early as 1488, a bridge was not constructed until 1854. The original steel structure, designed by Alfred Neville, was demolished and replaced by a wooden bridge in the 1930s, despite widespread hopes for a stone bridge.

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Ponte degli Scalzi

The Ponte degli Scalzi (or Ponte dei Scalzi), literally, "bridge of the barefoot [monks]", is one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal. The bridge connects the sestieri of Santa Croce and Cannaregio. On the north side, Cannaregio, are the Chiesa degli Scalzi (Church of the Barefoot or Discalced Monks) and the Santa Lucia (Ferrovia) railway station. The south side, Santa Croce, is close to the bus station Piazzale Roma.

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Piazza San Marco

St. Mark's Square, located in Venice, is one of the most important Italian squares, renowned throughout the world for its beauty and architectural integrity. It is the only urban area of Venice, which takes the name of the piazza, all other spaces in the form of square are properly defined like campi. It has a trapezoidal shape and is 170 meters long.

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