La Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute vista dal Canal Grande — (Archivio Bazzmann/Venipedia)

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One of the sacred places of Venice where, on the feast day of the Madonna della Salute (21 November), the Venetians reconnect with their city and participate in the sacred and timeless act of thanksgiving for having survived the plague epidemic of 1630 - 1631.

The building was erected at the mouth of the Grand Canal, near the point of the customs, in an extremely suggestive place, sacrificing a religious complex of the Holy Trinity consisting of a church, convent and school; the commission for its design was attributed to Baldassare Longhena, winner of a competition in which 11 ar

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