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San Pietro di Castello

San Pietro di CastelloFormerly attributed to Andrea Palladio it’s design is more likely the result of colaboration between the monks and the architects of the Venetian Renaissance. Like St. George and St. Francesco delle Vigna, this church celebrates Venetian knowledge in the fields of Science and Religion. In fact, it served as the Cathedral (the teaching church) of Venice until 1807, when that status was transferred to San Marco.

On the front of the altar, in the Lando Chapel, 2nd century mosaics are visible. A tall Bell Tower from the Renaissance, built in white Istria Stone, stands adjacent to the church.

In the last week of June, the waterside lawns beneath the leaning campanile are filled with revellers celebrating the Feast of San Pietro.

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