Normally, the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute are talked about around November, when the Venetians began to prepare the feast of Our Lady of Health (November 21). The procession winds from the Basilica San Marco, passing through the Canal Grande—a floating bridge fixed on poles—in gratitude for the Lady who liberated the city from the terrible plague of 1630.
Almost two years ago, the Basilica rose to the headlines because of a fire that has developed in a building near the churc, which also damaged the David and Goliath by Titian, preserved in the sacristy. The damage to the canvas were not caused by the flames, but the water used by firefighters to extinguish the fire.
The Basilica, one of the most important examples of Baroque Venetian houses are many works of Titian and Tintoretto. It is open daily from 9 in the morning to noon and from 3 in the afternoon to 6 in the evening.
New arrivals in the golden world of cruise ships. After the launch of Costa Fascinosa, the Oceania Cruises has launched in Genoa, a luxury vessel, called the Riviera. The Riviera ideally combines two of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. On May 16, it will compete with its first mission.
That day, the ship leaves the port of Venice to cruise the pearls of the Aegean. There will be 10 days of sailing from Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Santorini, Crete, Ephesus, Mykonos and Athens.
Those lucky enough to grant this summer will surely enjoy a great Mediterranean cruise. The price for this cruise is 1,700 euros per person.
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