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Santa Maria della Salute

By GwailoAngMo
Venice (and the lagoon) has more than its fair share of instantly recognisable places, and surely after the Piazza San Marco, the Basilica, the Doges Palace, the Campanile, and the Rialto Bridge this must be next in line or close to it.

If ever man demonstrated his impudence against adversity this church must be one of the most insane acts. The wooden piling (110,700 oak poles were driven into the mud and the church we see today was built over them to a design, by Longhena. - Paolo Giordani), and the massive weight bearing down on them are audacious. 

If you have never been inside, do so on your next trip, and make time to see the art works inside the Sacristy. We were not hurried along but allowed as much time to look as we wanted. The art is worth the extra handful of euros. Giordani in his book gives information about the church itself I have never seen before in guide books, including the importance of numerology. Truly fascinating.

The shrouded building is now an expensive hotel, converted from the Palazzo Genovese, a late 19th century building.

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cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2021 9:53AM
Classically lovely image and great information Tim.


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