Take a tour of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, Italy – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is the most famous of Venice's minor basilicas.
The church was built to fulfill a promise made during an outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 17th century.
The city council vowed to erect a church if Venice was delivered from the disease.
After the Plague subsided, the construction of this lovely church began,.built in the Virgin Mary's honor, there is a great deal of symbolism worked into the architecture.
Santa Maria della Salute enjoys a prime position right on the edge of Venice's Grand Canal.