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It is assumed that the foundation of the church dates back to the 7th century when the refugees began to leave the mainland at the end of the Barbaric invasions and moved to the island of glass. The place of worship was originally named after Santa Maria, who was later joined by the Saint Donatus martyr, bishop of Evorea, in 1125, when the remains of the latter arrived in Venetian territory after the conquest of Cephalonia by the navy, captained by the Doge Domenico Michiel.

Like most Venetian buildings, the church also underwent renovations in the 9th century before being rebuilt in the 12th century. The exquisite paving dates back to this period (around 1140) and was used as an example for other similar projects (for example, the Abbey of Pomposa). Even non-experts can easily appreciate the beauty of its mosaics made of marble and colorful glass pieces.

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