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Buildings by Baldassarre Longhena

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

On October 22, 1630, the government of the Serenissima Republic decided to build a votive temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary to celebrate the end of the Plague which had decimated more than a third of the Venetian population. The site chosen was one of the most prestigious.

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Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro is a International Gallery of Modern Art. The museum contains important nineteenth- and twentieth-century collections of paintings and sculptures, including masterpieces by Klimt, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse and Moore, as well as a rich selection of works by Italian artists and an important section of graphic art.

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Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico is a magnificent palace on the Grand Canal in Venice. Today is dedicated to the 18th century Venice Museum where you can see works of art made by great masters. It was built by Baldassarre Longhena since 1649 commissioned by the noble family Bon. Today the museum is called the Pinacoteca Egidio Martini.

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Ghetto and Jewish Museum

In 1509 the 'ghetto' is the part of the city that was reserved for the Jews. They built their synagogues here, the first one was the German Synagogue. It was followed by the Schola Canton, the Schola Italiana and the Schola Spagnola. The German synagogue houses the museum of Jewish art and contains many fine religious exhibits.

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