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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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All reviews beautiful church virgin mary grand canal light a candle free admission peggy guggenheim collection st marks vaporetto stop well worth the visit mark's square water bus plague sacristy deliverance basilica organ paintings
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were able to see this church from the room of our hotel so we took the vaporetto to visit it, but were disappointed not to be able to get in.

Thank b2dac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't actually have to go to the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute to enjoy it - it's such a classic sight as you look across the Canal Grande or as you gaze down from the top of the Campanile, that it's one of those...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church with uncrowded views of the lagoon and wonderful art work in the church itself. There are no pressure sellers, no requests for money, and the silence that allows visitors to appreciate the beauty of the church.

Thank maryfort c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A promise to build a church in reaction to an outbreak of the plague has resulted in one of the most bombastic, fantastic baroque exteriors you'll see anywhere. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Health/Deliverance (salute) the architect created a building in the form of...More

1  Thank pookala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On day 2 we made a "special"trip to see this gem. It is easy to get to as it is very close to the public transit stop (Salute) {ACTV line1}.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Greek columns, dome and Renaissance art make it a must see sight. It is the most photographed church as part of the landscape of the canal. The Republic of Venice created it as a gift to Santa Maria to prevent the plague.

Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...in shape and full of enormous paintings, chandeliers. Set on the point of Dorsoduro in remembrance of salvation from the plague and commanding the entrance to the Grand Canal. Choc full of Tintoretto and Titians

Thank LordCadwell
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 October 14, 2018

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

1  Thank Jlr1013
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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.
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
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March 27, 2018|
Response from joycep883 | 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