"Festa della Madonna della Salute" Festivals Tip by oriettaIT

Festivals, Venice: 19 reviews and 60 photos

  The floating bridge
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      Thaditional caramelized fruit
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Every year November 21th Venice celebrate the Virgin that saved the populations from the black plague of 1630. The Municipality build a floating bridge made of boats to easy the access to the sanctuary because loads of pilgrims come to visit.
Around the Salute Church there will be stands selling votive candles fot those who like to take one and the traditional fruit candies.
There are two food specialties that Venetian eat only during this week of celebration, the caramelized fruit on a stick that you can buy near the Salute church and the "Castradina", this is a dish made of smoked sheep meat, cabbage and onion and it is traditional of this festivity.

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2011
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