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The Church of Santa Fosca, Island of Torcello, Venetian Lagoon

The Church of Santa Fosca, Island of Torcello, Venetian Lagoon

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The Church of Santa Fosca, Island of Torcello, Venetian Lagoon

The Church of Santa Fosca is a church dedicated to Saint Fusca of Ravenna, located on the island of Torcello, in the Venetian Lagoon; it is part of the larger complex of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Saint Fusca of Ravenna was a child martyr killed along with her nurse, Maura, around 250 AD, in Ravenna, under the persecutions of the Roman Emperor Decius. It seems that a church dedicated to Santa Fosca had existed on this place since the first half of the 9th century. Around 1000, the building was part of the larger project promoted by the Bishop Orso Orseolo, for the reconstruction of the entire complex of the then Cathedral. The church, with a circular plan, is an example of the Venetian-Byzantine style. It stands outside the remains of the ancient city square, next to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. The building received its current appearance around the 12th century, when it was rebuilt to house the relics of the Christian martyrs Fosca and Maura, which had arrived from Sabratha, in Africa.

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