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"Venetian Churches -Santa Maria della Salute" Top 5 Page for this destination Churches Tip by sandysmith

Churches, Venice: 34 reviews and 46 photos

  Santa Maria della Salute
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  • Santa Maria della Salute - Venice
      Santa Maria della Salute
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  • Santa Maria della Salute - Venice
      Santa Maria della Salute
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  • Santa Maria della Salute - Venice
      Santa Maria della Salute
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  • Santa Maria della Salute - Venice
      Santa Maria della Salute
    by sandysmith
  • Santa Maria della Salute - Venice
      Santa Maria della Salute
    by sandysmith
 

Fondest memory: There are so many Venetian Churches to explore - this one is the baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute in Dorsoduro and is a famous landmark of Venice. Admission to this one is free - many charge an entrance fee for but a 3 day pass for 6 churches of your choice is availbale. Its almost too big a church to get a decent photo - this first pic is taken as you pass under the Accademia bridge - love those colourful poles too! Have a good walk around it and see it from all the angles. Please see the other pics as this is such a beautiful church and has so much detail on it - I could stand for ages looking up at it, taking in all the detail - and right at the top you can see a figure on a ball.

This church is a Votive temple built following a decree by the Senate of the Republic during the plague of 1630. Its festival takes place each year now on the 21st November when visiting ventians come with lighted candles. A fourth bridge is even errected to make access to the church easier.

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2005
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