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Redentore

July – The Redentore is one of the most cherished celebrations for Venetians, in which both the religious and the more worldly and spectacular sides coexist. A dazzling firework display explodes in the sky on the eve of the second Sunday in July, illuminating the lagoon.

This tradition dates back to 1577 when, at the end of the terrible plague that struck the city, the citizens commissioned Andrea Palladio to build the Redentore’s Church on the Giudecca Island.

 

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Redentore Celebration's Programme

The three days of celebrations begin on Friday with the opening of the 330-metre-long votive bridge of boats connecting the Fondamenta delle Zattere with the Redentore Church, and culminate the following day with the fireworks display in the San Marco basin; games of light and reflections form a kaleidoscope of colours that stand out behind the pinnacles, domes and steeples of the city.
The festivities end on Sunday with the Redentore Regata in the Giudecca Canal and the Votive Holy Mass.

You will enjoy the best view of the fireworks from the nearby Riva degli Schiavoni or from one of the many boats adorned with festive lights that brighten the Canal.

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