"Santa Maria della Salute Church" Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute Tip by keeweechic
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice: 73 reviews and 132 photos
As you stare up at the soaring dome of this magnificent basilica, remember that it owes its existence to plague-ridden fleas. It was built (1631) in thanksgiving for the end of a plague epidemic.
The church is built on an octagonal design with two domes and faces out on the Grand Canal. It was built on a raised platform to allow the development of a wide flight of steps which serves to emphasise the celebrational function of the edifice.
Address: St Georges Island
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