Sunday March 24, 2019

Festa della Salute

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Since 1631, each 21 November repeats the moved, great pilgrimage of the Venetians (and authority) to the votive Temple of s. Maria della Salute, wanted by the Serenissima as a token of gratitude for freedom from the plague in Venice. A temporary bridge on boats is builded on the Grand Canal to allow the massive crowd to reach the Church to light candles of hope in front of the image of the Black Madonna, known as the "Mesopanditissa" (mediator of peace) brought to Venice in 1672, after the war of Candia, by Francesco Morosini.