Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'Festa della Madonna della Salute'

Madonna della Salute

A few shrines that contain an image of the icon from the high altar of the church of Santa Maria della Salute~ Here's one with some helpful graffiti, in English no less: "Don't Worry!" ~...

Shrines by the votive bridge

Of course, I loved the fact that there were shrines on both entrances to the votive bridge, one on each side of the Grand Canal. On the San Marco side was this green and white tabernacle flanked by stone lion...

Traditions

Various traditions are part of this festa…walking across the votive bridge, of course, and lighting candles inside La Salute, and buying balloons for the kiddies. It’s also the only time of year when they open the main doors of...

Festa della Salute

The church of Santa Maria della Salute was open for extended hours during the Festa culminating in the grand celebration on November 21 which fell on a Sunday this year. On Sunday, the church opened at 5:50 am and...

The Votive Bridge

Even though it was a short trip, I packed a lot in and wasn’t quite sure where to start writing about it on the blog. I decided to start with the bridge. This is a view of Santa Maria...

Ahh Venice...

I'm home from a week in Venice...in a bit of a jet-lagged haze but very happy. That place continues to amaze me; even in parts of the city where I've spent lots of time, I'd see things I'd never...