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The Feast of the Salute

Salute, bessi, basi e tempo da goder (health, money, kisses and time to enjoy them)- naturally the Venetians have their own version of “bless you”, which also pretty much sums up the history of the city’s priorities in a single sneeze. On November 21st, the Venetian Republic celebrated the first- “health”, in one of the two festivals of thanksgiving wh…

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