Category: Cityscape Photography
Posted: June 13, 2019

Santa Maria della Salute in Venice

La Salute at sunset

by supergold

In Venice, at the mouth of the Grand Canal, the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute stands clear and imposing on the landscape of the city. It is one of the most beautiful and great churches of all of Venice and it is a testimony to the grateful love of the Venetians to the Madonna, who liberated them from the contagion of the plague in 1630. It was built between 1631 and 1687 in gratitude for deliverance from the plague, which in 1630 brought death to 40,000 Venetians. So the city of Venice decided to build a church to the Virgin Mary as a sign of gratitude. This huge sacred building with its gigantic dome was erected on over 100,000 wooden poles and every visitor can see it already from Piazza San Marco.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None cropped to panorama
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