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Church of Santa Maria e San Donato

Local name: Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato

Romanesque Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint. Donata was created during the first wave of settlement on the island of Murano, which belongs to Venice, in the 7th century. It was built entirely of brick, the ceiling is wooden, and the floor is covered with a mosaic from 1140. In the church you can see many works of art such as the polyptych of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary dated to the fourteenth century, the twelfth-century Byzantine mosaic, the figure of the Mother of Praying, the fourteenth-century frescoes depicting the Evangelists brush by Nicolo di Pietro, the wooden icon of St. Donata from the fourteenth century, created probably by Paolo Veneziano and Madonna and Child on the throne by Lazzar Bastiani.

The church was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary, but in the 12th century after being brought to the temple by the Doge Demenic Michiel, the remains of St. Donata and bones of the dragon he defeated according to legend, the temple was also dedicated to St. Donat. The church was rebuilt in the 12th century. It has survived in modern form at the time. In the 18th century, the interior was modernized to the baroque style.


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    Church of Santa Maria e San Donato map
    Calle San Donato 1130141 Venice , Italy