Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute

Fondamenta della Dogana alla Salute, 2-9. (Open Map)


This 17th century church is dedicated to Our Lady of Good Health (Salute). It was constructed after Venice had been freed of the plague, and begun by B. Longhena who did not live to see it completed. Very fine the overall effect of the statues that decorate the facade; while the octagonal plan interior is hung with important paintings such as the altarpiece by Titian in the Sacristy.