The Church of Santa Maria della Salute


  • LOCATION: Campo della salute, Dorsoduro, 30123 Venezia

The white Basilica of the Salute stands out in all its candor on the Grand Canal.

The church of Santa Maria della Salute, an original masterpiece by Baldassarre Longhena, was built through a Venice Republic Senate decree to keep a solemn vow made during a terrible epidemic of plague that caused more than 47,000 victims around the first half of the 17th century. Note its original exterior, with the octagonal plan ending in a huge white dome crowned by voluted counterforts. The interior, which consists of a central area delimited by columns, is even more fascinating.

Church opening hours:

Monday-Saturday: 9.30-12.00 and 15.00-17.30 Sunday: 9.30-12.00 and 15.00-17.30

Opening hours of the sacristy for the visit:

Monday-Saturday: 10.00-12.00 and 15.00-17.00; Sunday: 15.00 -17.00

Entrance to the Basilica, also for tourist visits, is always free during the opening hours of the church.

For entry to the main sacristy (museum), an entrance ticket is required to guarantee the service of custody, lighting and restoration of the works preserved.

Entrance tickets Full: € 4.00

Reduced: € 2.00 (students, residents of the Municipality of Venice, over 65, Journalists, FAI, ICOM, UNESCO, KEYVENICE, Groups from 5 to 35 people, visited Pinacoteca Manfrediniana)

Free: € 0.00 (children under 10 years of age; disabled people; religious / teachers; teachers accompanying school trips (1 free every 10 students)

Annual closing days: morning of 8 June 2017, morning of 13 June, feast of St. Anthony




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