Rolf Hicker Animal, Nature Travel Photography Sunset Pictures Christmas Pictures Golf Pictures Fall Pictures Eagle Pictures Background Pictures Whale Pictures Vacation Spots Animal Pictures New Zealand Pictures Polar Bear Pictures Alaska Pictures Dolphin Pictures

Photo: Dorsoduro Landmark Venice Italy

The Santa Maria della Salute is a Dorsoduro landmark situated between the Grand Canal and the Canale della Guidecca in Venice, Italy.

The district of Dorsoduro in Venice, Italy is on the opposite bank of the Grand Canal from San Marco district and is reached by crossing the Accademia bridge.

Dorsoduro is a long narrow arm of land between the Grand Canal and the Canale della Guidecca in Venice. Near the tip sits a famous Dorsoduro landmark, the Santa Maria della Salute. Also known as the Church of the Virgin Mary of Good Health this lovely church is commonly called 'La Salute'.

After the devastating plague of 1630-31, which caused the death of 47,000 Venetians, the city decreed to build a shrine to the Virgin Mary for ending the disease. The Senate of Venice commissioned a young (32 years old) architect Baldassre Longhena to build 'La Salute' and although he designed other buildings, he spent the next fifty years supervising the progress of Santa Maria della Salute in Dorsoduro, Venice in Italy. ... continue below the picture...


Dorsoduro Landmark Venice Italy

Photo: 
Dorsoduro Landmark Venice Italy
Photo of Santa Maria della Salute, a famous landmark in the Dorsoduro district of Venice in Italy, Europe.

Products available for this picture

shoppingcart

Stock Photo License

I offer fair prices for my rights managed stock photos starting at $US 89.90

Request Photo License

Pictures from photo gallery "Venice Pictures"

This picture is part of the photo album "Venice Pictures" - there are more beautiful images waiting for you.

Related stock photo galleries, pictures & travel ideas:
Dorsoduro Landmark Venice Italy


...

The lovely church is octagonal and has six chapels, each with its own altar. Other than the ones found in Rome, La Salute is the only Baroque landmark of this kind built in Italy.Venice, Italy is such an elegant place to visit where history explodes and a trip to the District of Dorsoduro to see this landmark is well worth it. The scenery along the district waterfront is beautiful and many people just love to enjoy the view.

Santa Maria della Salute on Dorsoduro in Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.

Stock Photo
Dorsoduro Landmark Venice Italy
The Santa Maria della Salute is a Dorsoduro landmark situated between the Grand Canal and the Canale della Guidecca in Venice, Italy.
Photographer
Rolf Hicker
Stock Photo ID
yj4w6160 - Dorsoduro Landmark Venice Italy

Comments from our visitors!


Copyright © 2015 - Animal, Nature & Travel Stock Photography / All rights reserved - Dorsoduro Landmark Venice Italy - Unauthorized use of any images or footage from this site is prohibited by international copyright laws. Privacy Policy: privacy policies
back to top


rss feed