San Pietro di Castello

San Pietro di Castello is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, forming part of the Castello sestiere. It is linked to the main islands of Venice by two bridges.

History

The island was the site of a castle from at least the 6th century, and it is from this that the island and the sestiere are named. In the seventh century, it became the seat of the Bishop of Venice, a position it held until 1807. The Church of San Pietro was the seat from the ninth century, while other attractions on the island include a campanile and the greenery of the Campo San Pietro.

Coordinates: 45°26′02″N 12°21′36″E / 45.43389°N 12.36°E / 45.43389; 12.36

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