Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute - This photo was taken from S.Marco Vallaresso in Grand Canal.   The desire to create a suitable monument at a place that allows for easy processional access from Piazza San Marco led senators to select the present site from among eight potential locations. The location was chosen partially due to its relationship to San Giorgio, San Marco, and Il Redentore, with which it forms an arc. The Salute, emblematic of the city's piety, stands adjacent to the…

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute - This photo was taken from S.Marco Vallaresso in Grand Canal. The desire to create a suitable monument at a place that allows for easy processional access from Piazza San Marco led senators to select the present site from among eight potential locations. The location was chosen partially due to its relationship to San Giorgio, San Marco, and Il Redentore, with which it forms an arc. The Salute, emblematic of the city's piety, stands adjacent to the…

Photo Basilica Santa Maria della Salute by Thomas Wyser on 500px

Photo Basilica Santa Maria della Salute by Thomas Wyser on 500px

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The Grand Canal by ilan zvuluni - Photo 103858217 - 500px

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Venice cityscape by Valerii Tkachenko on 500px

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Rocking Gondolas at Night, Venice, Italy by Justin Mitchell on 500px

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Dolce Vita in Venice by Jeannette Rudloff / 500px

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Colosseum Sunrise by Armen Hambardzumian on 500px

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Pisa - I lungarni by Antonio longobardi on 500px

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