Venice. Festa del Redentore – 15 and 16 July

The Feast of the Redeemer is among the most heartfelt festivities for Venetians and others, in which the religious and spectacular aspects coexist.

On Saturday night, fireworks attract thousands of visitors: plays of light and reflections on the inimitable stage of St Mark’s Basin trace a kaleidoscope of colours that stand out behind the spires, domes and bell towers of the city. It is an occasion to commemorate the end of the terrible plague epidemic that struck Venice between 1575 and 1577.

The Redentore, the famous night as the 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 known internationally over the years, as well as one of the city’s greatest tourist attractions.


  • Friday 14, Opening of the votive bridge connecting the Zattere with the Church of the Redeemer on the island of Giudecca
  • Saturday 15 from 11.30 pm, Firework display in St Mark’s Basin
  • Sunday 16, Redentore Regatta in Giudecca Canal, followed by Votive Mass at the Redentore Church.

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