Church of Santa Fosca in Torcello

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The façade of the church.
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The Chiesa di S. Fosca, or Santa Fosca in Torcello as it is locally known, was founded in the year 873 and is a Catholic church.

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History

The building was constructed in the 11th century in honor of Ravenna, the virgin martyr and her nurse Saint Maura. The remains of both have been laid to rest in the church. The church is in the shape of a Greek-cross, with four naves, equal in length with a large domed cupola in the center.

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Structure of Building

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There is no bell tower associated with this church.

Floor Map

The image below depicts the floor plan of Santa Fosca in Torcello, including the location of the Church Floor Artifacts.

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References

  1. Lorenzetti, Giulio. “Venice and its Lagoon: Historical-Artistic Guide” Edizoni LINT S.R.L. Italy. 1994.
  2. Cotton, Jeff. “Churches of Venice” 2012. http://churchesofvenice.co.uk/index.htm

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