Church of San Giacomo di Rialto (San Giacometo)
The church of San Giacomo (better known as the Church of San Giacometo) is one of the oldest churches in Venice, whose foundation is probably linked to the birth of the Rialto market in 1097. It opens on Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, once the nucleus of commercial and financial activities of the city and is still home to the market. The original building still retains the arcade, as a frequent business in the early Venetian churches. The facade is tiled and has at its center a large clock built in the first half of the XV sec., above which, in a tabernacle, there's a Madonna with the Child.
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According to a millennial tradition, March 25, 421 is commonly recognized as the date on which the City of Venice was founded, as evidenced in the manuscript of the Chronicon Altinate and, in more recent times, by Marin Sanudo who, describing the great Rialto fire of 1514 in his Diaries, writes: ".....Only the church of San Giacomo di Rialto, with its leaden roof, remained standing….For this was the...