20 May 2008

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

Coordinates: 45° 25' 51" N, 12° 20' 4" E. Find With Google Earth.

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (Basilica of St Mary of Health/Salvation), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a famous church in Venice, placed scenically at a narrow finger of land which lies between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco on the lagoon, visible as one enters the Piazza San Marco from the water. While it has the status of a minor basilica, its decorative and distinctive profile and location make it among the most photographed churches in Italy. Learn more...

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