Sebastiano Ziani was Doge of Venice from 1172 to 1178. He was one of the greatest planners of Venice.
During his short term as Doge, Ziani divided the city-state into many districts. He realised that the government headquarters were too close to the shipyard. As such, they were affected by the noise from the shipyard. Ziani resolved this problem by donating a piece of land to the city-state and relocating the shipyard in it.
Vitale II Michele
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