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Redentore Festival 2014

From: 19-07-2014 To: 20-07-2014
Chiesa del Redentore

  • LOCATION: Chiesa del Redentore

The Redentore Festival: a traditional celebration that lights up the Venice lagoon

Once again breathtaking fireworks will light up Venice on the occasion of the Redentore Festival, on 19th and 20th of July 2014. A fabulous fireworks display in the unique setting of St. Mark’s Basin will create fascinating reflections on the Venetian buildings and churches: an experience not to be missed. The Redentore Festival (Redeemer Festival) is a tradition that dates back to 1577 when it was first held to celebrate the end of a terrible plague and the construction of Palladio's Redentore Church, commissioned for the same reason. Every year, the third weekend of July, Venice celebrates it and the Church, built on the Giudecca Island, is reached by pilgrims thanks to an impressive 330-metre-long pontoon bridge. At the sunset a great number of boats decorated with balloons and brightly coloured lanterns, begin to flock into St. Mark's Basin and the Giudecca Canal and people on the boats as well those on the river enjoy a delicious dinner waiting for the firework display that begins at 11.30pm and lasts until late midnight. On the occasion, in the night of July 20th Actv will increase local means of transport, both on water and in the mainland. People Mover from Tronchetto to Piazzale Roma will work till 3am. PROGRAMME SATURDAY, JULY 14th 2012 Opening of the Thanksgiving Bridge, connecting the Zattere to the Church of the Redentore on the island of Giudecca At 11.30pm Fireworks in St. Mark's Basin SUNDAY, JULY 15th 2012 Redentore Regattas - Giudecca canal 4.00pm children's twin-oared "pupparini" boat regatta 4.45pm twin-oared "pupparini" boat regatta 5.30pm twin-oared gondola regatta 7.00 pm Thanksgiving Mass at the Church of the Redentore on the Giudecca island  


Redentore Festival 2014
Chiesa del Redentore Chiesa del Redentore Chiesa del Redentore, Italia
Redentore Festival 2014