Also this year the great Festa del Redentore with its attractive events and fireworks will be held in Venice on 20 and 21 July. Let’s find out what this festival includes and what are the events that characterize it.
Redentore 2019: how the feast was born
This event has taken place in the Venetian capital for over 400 years and has an ancient origin.
Venice in fact between 1575 and 1577 was hit by a violent plague epidemic that brought about 50,000 people to death, equal to the third part of the city’s population.
All the remedies in place to counter the spread of the epidemic were in vain and the government of the Serenissima decided to erect a church consecrated to Christ the Redentore (Redeemer) to take away the plague.
In May 1577 the first stone was laid and in July of that year, with the end of the epidemic, there was the first group of boats that gave life to the procession that is still resumed today in the third week of July.
How to get to Venice
If you have already bought a plane ticket to Venice, you should know that there is a convenient bus service that will allow you to reach the heart of the island in the blink of an eye and without spending much in pure comfort.
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Redentore 2019: How the Feast of the Redentore takes place
Also this year the festival is presented as one of the most fascinating events of the lagoon summer. Exclusive dancing parties will take place on the water and in the various historic buildings of Venice.
The two-day dances and celebrations usually continue until dawn with a small break around 11:30 pm. In this moment, in fact, a 40-minute fireworks display is planned to attract and fascinate tourists and visitors: the reflections on the water and the lights that illuminate the whole of Venice create an absolutely incomparable atmosphere.
Precisely because this is the perfect occasion, not only to participate in the celebrations in honor of the Redentore, but also to visit the lagoon city, every year the flow of tourists that floods the city is truly remarkable; for this reason it is advisable to plan carefully your stay in Venice during this period. Visiting the splendid Piazza San Marco with the Basilica and the Campanile and enjoying a romantic gondola ride are unmissable moments which will make your stay truly unique.