Tuesday, November 21
The second most important Venetian celebration (after the Redentore) will take place on next Tuesday, November 21: the Feast of Madonna della Salute (our Lady of Good Health).
This celebration is particularly felt by the Venetian people: it commemorates the miraculous ending of a virulent plague epidemics occurred in 1630, event which led the Doge to thank the Virgin Mary by ordering the construction of a magnificent votive temple.
The ex voto is the 1687 baroque church, designed by Baldassarre Longhena, that we can still see nowadays. A temporary boat bridge is constructed every year to bring the pilgrims to the church, connecting Santa Maria del Giglio with S.M. della Salute.
A hallmark of this festival is the presence of many colourful and sugar scented stalls located in the proximity of the cathedral
selling balloons for children and cotton candy, toffee apples, chocolate coated strawberries and many more delicacies for all those wishing to feel like a child again.
Students attending F1701 History of Venice and 1707 Intercultural Communication, will enjoy Festa della Salute accompanied by Professor Romania, after having visited the Jewish Museum.
However this celebration is open to all the people who want to go, enjoy it!