Festa della Madonna della Salute
21 November 2008
The plague finally ceased in November 1631, and the Venetian government hurried themselves in fulfilling their promise: the architect Baldassare Longhena was chosen to begin construction on the church dedicated to the Madonna della Salute (salute = health and the edifice was finally completed 65 years later.
Every year on the 21 November the celebrations begin with a procession led by the Patriarch, starting from Saint Marks and crossing over a bridge made of boats over the Grand Canal, concluding finally in the solemnity of the church itself. The locals flock in their thousands to give thanks to the Virgin at her church, illuminated by hundreds of candles carried by the faithful. Along the route and in front of the building stalls are erected selling candles, cakes, biscuits and other sweetsThe boat bridge runs across the Grand Canal, Campo S.ta Maria del Giglio (Saint Marks side) and Calle S. Gregorio from Dorsoduro.
Period: 21 November 2008
Event location: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute - Venezia
Contacts: APT di Venezia
Web site: http://www.turismovenezia.it
Venice: Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2016
From 23 December 2016 to 08 January 2017
Veneto: Christmas Markets in Venice & Veneto 2016
From 19 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Verona: Verona Christmas Markets in Verona and its province
From 02 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Venice: 'Ippolito Caffi 1809 - 1866. Between Venice and the Orient' at the Museo Correr
From 28 May 2016 to 08 January 2017