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The monastery of St Zachary and the first ducal palace and basilica of St.
Mark, as well as a walled defense (civitatis murus) between Olivolo and Rialto, were subsequently built here.
The Roman defences were again overthrown in the early 5th century by the Visigoths and, some 50 years later, by the Huns led by Attila.
The last and most enduring immigration into the north of the Italian peninsula, that of the Lombards in 568, left the Eastern Roman Empire a small strip of coast in the current Veneto, including Venice.
During this period, the seat of the local Byzantine governor (the "duke/dux", later "doge"), was situated in Malamocco.
They were referred to as incolae lacunae ("lagoon dwellers").
In 775/6 the episcopal seat of Olivolo (San Pietro di Castello; Helipolis) was created.
During the reign of duke Agnello Particiaco (811–827) the ducal seat moved from Malamocco to the highly protected Rialto, the current location of Venice.
Linguists suggest that the name is based on an Indo-European root *wen ("love"), so that *wenetoi would mean "beloved", "lovable", or "friendly".
A connection with the Latin word venetus, meaning the color 'sea-blue', is also possible.A collage of Venice: at the top left is the Piazza San Marco, followed by a view of the city, then the Grand Canal, and (smaller) the interior of La Fenice and, finally, the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.