Feast of the Redeemer

The long-awaited festival for Venetians

Feast of the Redeemer

The ‘Redentore‘ (as the Venetians call it) is an occasion to commemorate the end of the terrible plague epidemic that struck Venice between 1575 and 1577. the Venetians commissioned Andrea Palladio to build the Church of the Redentore.

Celebrated for the first time in 1577, it is today considered one of the most respected traditions, both for religious reasons and as a popular festive occasion. The island of Giudecca has kept the celebrations alive for almost five centuries.
Redentore, the ‘most famous’ night as Venetians colloquially call it, is an integral part of the customs of the inhabitants of the lagoon city who continue to renew, even today, the gastronomic traditions, folklore and celebrations handed down by their ancestors that have made this ‘Venetian’ feast also internationally known over the years, as well as one of the city’s greatest tourist attractions.

On this day, the stage of St Mark’s Basin comes to life! A votive bridge is built connecting the Zattere with the church to allow the faithful to make their pilgrimage. Competitions between typical Venetian boats, such as the gondola regatta, Eucharistic celebrations and festivities. To end, a spectacular evening of fireworks.
On Saturday 16 July, the lagoon will attract guests from all over the world! Hotel Venezia 2000 will offer a pinsa gourmet evening with live DJ set!


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