There are two very important historic churches on the island of Murano in Venice. Basilica di Santi Maria e Donate, the older of the two, was built in the 9th century, however rebuilt in the 12th century when Saint Donate’s remains were transferred to the church.
It is famous for its beautiful mosaics and its attractive decorations and interior design.
The famous Carpaccio dish actually originates from Venice!
This world-renowned appetizer is made of thin slices of raw or rare beef with pepper, capers, and other variations as well as a certain sauce marinade.
The most famous landmark of Murano is the the Basilica dei St Maria e Donato, which originally was built in the 7th century
It was, however, reconstructed in the 12th century after St Donatus’ remains were moved to the church along with bones said to be from a dragon he slayed, which now hang inside the church on the altar.