Church of St. Maria Assunta (Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta)
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta dates from the 7th century, although most of what you see today was built in the 9th, 11th, 12th, and 14th centuries. The 11th and 12th century renovations in the Byzantine style include some stunning mosaic pieces on the interior walls in what’s called the Byzantine-Ravennate school. If you’ve visited St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and liked the colorful mosaics there, then you’ll love seeing the mosaics in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - in the same style, but older.
Tours & Tickets
Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano – on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover the delights of the Venetian Lagoon on this private 4-hour tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands in Venice. Watch skilled glassblowers at work ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)