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✯ Isla San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice, northern Italy, lying east of the Giudecca and south of the main island group. The isle is surrounded by Canale della Grazia, Canale della Giudecca, Saint Mark Basin, Canale di San Marco and the southern lagoon. It forms part of the San Marco sestiere. The island was probably occupied in the Roman period; after the foundation of Venice it was called Insula Memmia after the Memmo family who owned it. By 829 it had a church consecrated to St George; thus it was designated as San Giorgio Maggiore to be distinguished from San Giorgio in Alga.---------------------------------------San Giorgio Maggiore es una de las islas de Venecia, que queda al este de la Giudecca y al sur del principal grupo de islas. Está rodeada por el Canale della Grazia, Canale della Giudecca, Canale di San Marco y la laguna meridional. Forma parte del sestiere de San Marco. La isla fue probablemente ocupada en el periodo romano; después de la fundación de Venecia fue llamada Insula Memmia por la familia Memmo que era su propietaria. Para el año 829 tenía una iglesia consagrada a San Jorge; de ahí que fuera llamada San Giorgio Maggiore para distinguirla de San Giorgio in Alga.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Uploaded on September 22, 2012
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    by Patricia Pato
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W30
    • Taken on 2009/09/24 12:26:41
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash