Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato was founded in the 7th Century and dedicated to the Virgin. The church was re-dedicated when the body of St Donatus was brought here from Cephalonia in 1125. This date also seems to be when the church was built in its current form, with the work completed in 1141, a date which is recorded on the mosaic floor. Baroque redecoration followed in the 18th century and then restoration in 1858-73 returned the church to its previous appearance. The lovely two-tiered blind arcaded apse can be seen facing to the right.
1/100 sec, F11, 18mm, ISO 100
Looks a little better seen large if you have the time.
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.
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