Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute
Campo della Salute 1b, Venice
Built in the 17th century, the magnificent basilica was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who it was believed had saved the city from completely succumbing to the plague that had raged Venice. A vast octagonal building at the entrance of the Grand Canal, it boast two imposing domes and was built on a platform of 100,000 wooden piles. Inside the Byzantine-inspired church, the Great Sacristy boasts three works by Titian: Caino e Abele (Cain and Able), Il Sacrificio di Isaaco (The Sacrifice of Isaac) and David e Golia (David and Golaith). The Sacristy also contains Tintoretto’s Marriage at Cana, considered by many to be his best work.