Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute Basilica, Venice, Italy
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Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy
Amid the canals of Venice is the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who was considered to be the protector of the Republic of Venice. Designed by Baldassare Longhena, who's magnificent basilica is characterised by its scrolls supporting the dome, incorporates beautiful effects and make it one of the most significant structures representing early Italian Baroque architecture. However, what truly captures the essence of Venice is the colours, the interplay of light and shadows and the shimmering reflections seen throughout the streets and canals. These elements resonate in all forms of expression originating from this captivating city.