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Santa Maria della Salute (English: Saint Mary of Health), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located at Punta della Dogana in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the city of Venice, Italy.


In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute). The church was designed in the then fashionable baroque style by Baldassare Longhena, who studied under the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi. Construction began in 1631. Most of the objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death.

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  • Copyright: Janusz Wala (Ilonka1974) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 0 N: 1213] (8609)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-06-23
  • Exposure: f/0.9, 1/91 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-10 14:31
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