The Feast of Madonna della Salute

November 21st in Venice Every year, on November 21st, we celebrate in Venice the Feast of the Holy Mary of Health (Festa della Salute). 

It is still one of the most important reliogious traditions for the Venetians, since when it was started in 1631.

A wooden pontoon bridge is built for the occasion across the Grand Canal, so that anyone can easily walk up to the church, where holy functions are held all day long.

It is not only a holy moment, though… there exists also a profane side of it: outside the church you can find several stands with candies, goodies, colorful balloons… it is, after all, the feast of the Venetian families.

If you want to learn more about this feast you can read our blog posts:
Venice between sacred and profane: the feast of Madonna della Salute
Madonna della Salute church: St. Mark, the plague and Titian

We are already waiting for you: we would love to take you on a guided tour of Venice in the Dorsoduro District, including a visit to the Church of the Holy Mary of Health.
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