San Servolo

San Servolo is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, to the southeast of San Giorgio Maggiore. Earlier housing a monastery of benedictinian monks, later an asylum for the insane, the island is now home to a museum, Venice International University and the prestigious International College of .

Landmarks in the Area

San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon which has been home to the monastery of the Mekhitarists, an Armenian Catholic congregation, since 1717.

The Doge's Palace is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of in northern .

The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as St Mark's Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern .

The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge in , Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in , northern , designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610.

Localities in the Area

Castello is the largest of the six sestieri of , Italy.

San Marco is one of the six sestieri of , lying in the heart of the city as the main place of Venice.

San Polo is the smallest and most central of the six sestieri of , northern Italy, covering 86 acres along the Grand Canal.

Dorsoduro is one of the six sestieri of , in northern Italy.

Santa Croce is one of the six sestieri of , northern Italy.

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