La Salute, Venice

Where? Venice, Italy

When? 21st November 2008

The Festival of La Salute is one of Venice's most important religious festivals. Like the Feast of the Redeemer in July, it commemorates the end of a plague - this one in 1630.

Out of gratitude for their delivery from the epidemic, the Senate decided to build a church. This became the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, one of the most famous in Venice.

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