Sant'Elena

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Sant'Elena
Church Sant'Elena (Venice) Facade.jpg
The Church of Sant'Elena
Sant'Elena is located in Venetian Lagoon
Sant'Elena
Sant'Elena
Geography
Coordinates45°25′38″N 12°21′54″E / 45.427222°N 12.365°E / 45.427222; 12.365Coordinates: 45°25′38″N 12°21′54″E / 45.427222°N 12.365°E / 45.427222; 12.365
Adjacent bodies of waterVenetian Lagoon
Administration
RegionVeneto
ProvinceProvince of Venice

Sant'Elena is an island of Venice. It lies at the eastern tip of the main island group and forms part of sestiere of Castello. The original island was separated by an arm of the Venetian Lagoon from Venice itself, and was centred on the Church of Sant'Elena and its monastery, originally built in the twelfth century and rebuilt in the 15th.

In the 1920s, the island was expanded to fill in the gap; it is linked to the rest of the city by three bridges. It includes the Rimembranze Park, a naval college and a football stadium, Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, in addition to residential areas and Venice Bienniale buildings.

The belltower has a ring of 6 bells in B rung with the Veronese bellringing art.

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