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Santa Maria della Salute

Venice, Veneto, Italy
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This Roman Catholic Church is one of the most picturesque buildings in the city. Like some of the other churches in the city, it was built as a sign of gratitude (this one dedicated to Mary) for the end of the plague outbreak in the 1600s. You may remember I spoke about the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer or Il Redentore in a previous post, which had a very similar origin. And just like Il Redentore, there is a celebration with a big mass (this one during the 3rd week of November) which celebrations the end of the plague in Venice.
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Points of interest

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Considered by some to be one of the best museums of modern art in Europe
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
16th century church on its own little island off of Venice
Gallerie dell'Accademia
An art museum showcasing Venetian art from the 14th to the 18th centuries
San Zaccaria
A 15th century church with beautiful and vibrant interior artwork
Mazzorbo
The small island right next to Burano that can be accessed by a wooden bridge
Basilica dei Frari
13th century church that houses popular artworks including but not limited to the Assumption
Grassi Palace
A contemporary art museum located right off of the Grand Canal
Milan
It is roughly a 2.5 hours train ride from Venice to Milan
Florence
Just 2.5 hours from Venice with train. Would highly recommend going and spending at least 2-3 days if not more
Rome
Roughly 3.5 hours from Venice with train or just over 1 hour with plane
Naples
A short 1 hour and 15 minute plan ride away that will cost you around $50 bucks with EasyJet
Museo Correr
One of many civic museums in Venice that showcases Venetian history, culture, and are
Via Teatro la Fenice
Gorgeous theater in Venice but quite expensive to catch a performance
St Mark's Campanile
The iconic bell tower that is located in Piazza San Marco
Bridge of Sighs
A very small, enclosed limestone bridge in Venice built in the 1600s
Grand Canal
The enormous canal that runs through Venice and is always filled with boats
Rialto Bridge
Perhaps the most photographed bridge in the world. Extremely crowded on the bridge in the summer
Doge's Palace
Beautiful home of the Doge of Venice that reminded me a bit like Versailles
Murano
Another island right off of Venice known for its glass making
Burano
Beautiful island right off of Venice known for its vibrantly colored houses and buildings
Saint Mark's Basilica
Built in the 9th century and considered one of the most visited basilicas in the world
Venice
I had the opportunity to spend a few nights in Venice. At first, I was very excited to come because I heard so much amazing things from friends and family
Church of the Santissimo Redentore
Also known as Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore or the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, this Roman Catholic church isn’t actually located in Venice, rather on the island of Giudecca
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
This Roman Catholic Church is one of the most picturesque buildings in the city. Like some of the other churches in the city, it was built as a sign of gratitude (this one dedicated to Mary) for the end of the plague outbreak in the 1600s
Piazza San Marco
Without a doubt, the main attraction in Venice is Piazza San Marco. This is where all of the action happens. But during the summer time, it is also one of the most crowded places in the city. One of my absolute favorite things was to grab a gelato and sit by the water right in front of the piazza and watch people walk by

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1 Comment

by INeedAVacation

12-06-2018

Holy smokes! That is one beautiful church!! I would love to go to a church service there. Although probably wouldn’t listen to the preacher preaching his sermon because I’d be admiring all of the gorgeous architectural design of that building. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful place to worship!