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Venetian Baroque Buildings

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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Chiesa di San Cassiano

The Chiesa di San Cassiano is a 14th century church located in the San Polo sestiere. A church has stood on the site since 726 with the present building dedicated to Saint Cassian of Imola being consecrated in 1376 and re-modelled during the 17th century. It has a plain exterior with several adjacent buildings overlapping it. Its interior is decorated in a Baroque style.

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Chiesa di San Moisè

The Church of San Moisè in Venice is dedicated to Moses, like the Byzantines, the Venetians tended to canonise Old Testament prophets. It also honours Moisè Venier, who paid for it to be rebuilt in the 9th century. The elaborate Baroque facade is covered in carvings.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta - I Gesuiti

The Church of di Santa Maria Assunta, known as I Gesuiti, is a church in Venice, in the sestiere of Cannaregio, in Campo dei Gesuiti, not far from the Fondamenta Nuove. It is named by the religious order of the Society of Jesus, commonly known by the term of the Gesuiti (Jesuits).

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio

The Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, whose name translates into St. Mary of the Lily referring to the flower classically depicted as being presented by the Angel Gabriel during the Annunciation, is commonly known as Santa Maria Zobenigo after the Jubanico family who founded it in the 9th century.

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