The Festa della Salute

Old photograph of the Ponte Votivo, Festa della Salute, Venice
Ponte Votivo, 1910
Today, the Ponte Votivo will be officially opened as part of the celebrations for the annual Festa della Salute, which will be held on Saturday. The bridge is thrown across the Grand Canal from Santa Maria del Giglio to San Gregorio. 
Ponte Votivo, Festa della Salute, Venice
Ponte Votivo, 2014
In the past the bridge was made up of a simple pontoon of boats; nowadays, it is a more complex affair. 

The focus of the festa will be the church of Santa Maria della Salute, which was designed by Baldassare Longhena.  

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