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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

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Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior.
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Campo de la Salute Dorsoduro 1, 30123 Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
+39 041 274 3911
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Forget about waiting half a day to go inside San Marco and go by vaporetto to this church instead. It's huge, beautiful, and most of all, it's peaceful and quiet, less a tourist trap and more a church.

Thank glennr2
Reviewed 5 days ago

Aside from the beautiful architecture of the Church- don't forget to visit the Sacristy (closes at 5 pm -i think). The Church is free but there is a charge to see the works of art in the Sacristy. turn Left from the main entrance and...More

Thank A S
Reviewed 1 week ago

They say the Doge built the Salute so that everyone would know the power and beauty of Venice. I believe it -- my sunset photo coming into Venice with the light behind the Salute is one of the most beautiful sites I've seen. The beauty...More

Thank Jlr1013
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many people lined up to get into St Marks Basilica and the square so crowded, we decided to go for something smaller on Dosorduro. A very beautiful place, we arrived and had just enough time to walk around before they closed. A chance to...More

Thank sarana919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this Church, so Beautiful and to stand and just gaze upon such Beauty was truly a blessing. I highly recommend seeing this tour.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful place,calming and a place everyone should visit while in Venice.Always very moving even if your not religious.

Thank neeliep2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basillica is open between 9-12am and then again 3-5pm officially. However, they opened the doors before 3pm for people to go inside when we went. Very quiet area unlike St Mark's maybe because it is difficult to find on foot. We were very glad...More

Thank HappyDays1894
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We encountered Salute in between a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Damien Hirst show at the Punta della Dogana. If we had had more time, we would have spent some time at this marvelous basilica. But as it was, it was nice...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture of this church is very interesting. The altar is very beautiful with many amazing sacred images. There is a great chandelier in the center of the church. The facade is wonderful and the surroundings are fantastic. This is one of the unmissable attractions...More

Thank Eudoxio B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a vaporetto to Salute and visited this church in route to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. It's spectacular inside and out and completely different from the Basilica di San Marco. Checkout the high alter and the many Titian paintings.

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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April 11, 2018|
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Response from shauncabry | Reviewed this property |
a good place to try is the tourist info office for venice situated in the corner of piazza san marco. it is run by the city council so should have an official website.
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April 10, 2018|
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Response from Golfing-Steve | Reviewed this property |
Unless you buy a vaporetto pass for a day it will be expensive. Simply walk up to the Accademia Bridge and into Campo Santo Stefano and the Piazza is straight ahead. It will take you between 15 to 20 minutes maximum.A single... More
Donald W
March 27, 2018|
Response from Joyce P | Reviewed this property |
You probably will have to ask when you arrive at the closest church you find. We even hard a time finding a Saturday night mass time. There are so many churches in Venice that most do not even have any mass service yet alone... More