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The building dates back to the IX century and was erected thanks to the Michiel, Minotto and Miani families. It probably took the place of an ancient oratory dedicated to St Cecilia; the new building was instead dedicated to St Cassian, bishop and martyr.

The building underwent various reconstructions and restorations as early as the XII century when it was then rebuilt according to the Venetian-Byzantine cannons. Further works were carried out in the XII century and the belltower was completed in the mid-XIV century. In 1611 work was carried out internally, three aisles were created with flat-ended side chapels that can still be seen today. In the XIX century new restorations led to the removal of the portico on the facade, taking away much of the beauty of the place and leaving the side facing Campo San Cassiano bare.

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