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
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