Santi Maria e Donato


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Although altered by over-enthusiastic 19th-century restorers, the exterior of this church is a classic of the Veneto-Byzantine style, with an ornate blind portico on the rear of the apse. Inside is a richly coloured mosaic floor, laid down in 1140 (at the same time as the floor of the basilica di San Marco), with floral and animal motifs. Above, a Byzantine apse mosaic of the Virgin looms out of the darkness surrounded by a field of gold.

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Santi Maria e Donato details

Campo San Donato

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto Museo

Telephone 041 739 056

Open 8am-7pm daily.

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