"Santa Maria della Salute" Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute Tip by MM212

  The silhouette from Piazza San Marco - Nov 05
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  • The silhouette from Piazza San Marco - Nov 05 - Venice
      The silhouette from Piazza San Marco - Nov 05
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  • Seen from the Grand Canal - Nov 05 - Venice
      Seen from the Grand Canal - Nov 05
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  • Baroque Dome of S Maria della Salute - Venice
      Baroque Dome of S Maria della Salute
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  • Santa Maria della Salute by Night (Nov 05) - Venice
      Santa Maria della Salute by Night (Nov 05)
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  • In the morning fog - Nov 05 - Venice
      In the morning fog - Nov 05
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One of the most prominent buildings in Venice's skyline, la Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute lies at the southern end of the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere. It is a prime example of 17th century Venetian-Baroque architecture, designed by Baldassare Longhena, who is known for designing numerous Baroque palaces in Venice, including Ca' Pesaro. The octagonal-shaped basilica was completed in 1687 as a monument to commemorate the city's triumph over the plague (hence the name: salute = health). Its interior contains works of art older than the church itself, by Tintoretto and Tiziano (Titian).

Address: Grand Canal - DORSODURO
Website: http://www.turismovenezia.it/Venezia/Basilica-di-Santa-Maria-della-Salute-6052.html

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2009
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