Festa della Salute

festa della salute

So as the Church of the Redeemer also the Salute Church was commissioned, under the will of the Doge, dedicated to Our Lady, as a vote due to the appearance of the plague in Venice in 1630.
At a time when the plague began to disappear from Venice, it was built the Salute church of Our Lady and so on November 21 of each year, even today is set up a
pontoon bridge over the Grand Canal to allow the Venetians the pilgrimage to the church.
On this occasion the Venetians bring to Our Lady, in thanksgiving and as a prayer, a candle is lit to interior of the church.