San Giorgio Maggiore Island Venice is one of them located south of the main island. Channel Island is surrounded by Della Grazia, Canal della Giudecca, San Marco Basin, Canal di San Marco and south of Laguna.
The island was probably occupied during the Roman occupation and was named Memmi Island (owned by a family). Since 829 was a church dedicated to St. George (San Giorgio). San Giorgio Monastery was founded in 982 when the Doge Tribuno Memmo island donated a monk.
In the early nineteenth century, after the fall of the republic, the monastery was almost forbidden and the island became a public place with a port built in 1812. He became host of Venetian artillery.
By Maria Morari
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