2Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this church remains one of the most important and famous churches in Venice, since it was completed in 1687. It’s a place of beauty and glory, associated with the many stories of the period of the plague. It’s an octagonal building with two domes in the exterior and bell-towers that are just too magnificent. Erected in honor of the Virgin Mary is a statue of hers at the apex of the pediments, while the facades are decorated with beautiful statues of the evangelists Mark, Matthew, John, and Luke. Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is known as the casket of Venice due to its construction style of being covered completely. What many people like about the church is the simplicity and the historical aspect that creates value for tourism and those who want to learn about Venice. It’s also a prime example of early Venetian Renaissance with colored marble, a false colonnade, walls (pilasters), and a semicircular pediment. When you get inside the church, you have no choice but to marvel at the amazing work that went into creating such an elaborate piece of artwork that has survived for centuries. Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute has an altar that is charming and inviting, and if you’re lucky, you might witness their frequently held musical concerts. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!