Only two months are left to the Redentore party and if you want to be there you should start to book now, well in advance, otherwise soon, in Venice it will be difficult to find free places.
The Feast of the Redentore falls every year on the third Sunday of July in honour of the construction of the Church of the Redentore on the island of Giudecca, whose first stone was placed on the third Sunday of 1577, by the behest of the Doge Alvise Mocenigo, to thank the Madonna and the Saints of the end of the plague that had decimated the Venetian population.
Even today a bridge of boats is set up that crosses the Giudecca Canal on which the entire city of Venice goes in procession, to the Church of the Redentore.
The festival is known mainly for the extraordinary fireworks show in the basin of San Marco, but the ancient traditions, including the votive bridge and the solemn celebrations presided by the Patriarch, who continue annually from the distant 1577, keep alive the profound and important significance of the festival.
Redentore Venice Program 2018
Saturday, 14 July 2018
19.00 approx. Opening of the votive bridge between the Zattere and the island of Giudecca; Presentation of the crews of the regattas to be held the next day
11.30 pm approx. Fireworks start in Venice
Sunday, July 15, 2018
4.00 pm approx. Redentore regattas along the Giudecca Canal
19.00 approx. Holy mass of the Feast of the Redentore
If you want to stay in Venice at this time, we suggest you to watch the fireworks from the lagoon, by boat on the water, or from the Riva degli Schiavoni or the shore of the Giudecca.
Al Teatro, in 3 minutes you can arrive in san marco square
Bragora, a luxury apt near Riva degli Schiavoni where you can watch a fabolous fireworks show
Guardi in the Arsenale area near Riva degli Schiavoni
Ca’ del Moro fantastic apartment where you can see the fireworks