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Venetian Renaissance Buildings

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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Ca' Vendramin Calergi (Casino)

Ca' Vendramin Calergi is a palace on the Grand Canal in the sestiere di Cannaregio. The architecturally distinguished building was the home of many prominent people through history, and is remembered as the place where composer Richard Wagner died. Currently, it is home to the Venice Casino and the Wagner Museum.

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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 dei Miracoli

Santa Maria dei Miracoli is a church in the sestiere of Cannaregio, also known as the "marble church", it is one of the best examples of the early Venetian Renaissance including colored marble, a false colonnade on the exterior walls (pilasters), and a semicircular pediment.

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Palazzo Mocenigo

Palazzo Mocenigo is the seat of the Museum and Study Centre of the History of Fabrics and Costumes: it contains the rich collections of ancient textiles and costumes mostly from the Correr, Guggenheim and Cini collections and the suppressed Centre of Palazzo Grassi. Also contains a library specialising in the history of costumes.

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Torre dell'Orologio

The St Mark's Clock tower is an early renaissance building on the north side of the Piazza San Marco at the entrance to the Merceria. It comprises a tower, which contains the clock, and lower buildings on each side. Both the tower and the clock date from the 15th century, though the mechanism of the clock has been altered.

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