La Feast of the Redeemer in Venice it is one of the most heartfelt festivals in the lagoon also thanks to the beautiful fireworks display that is traditionally watched on a boat or gondola.
Every year we have dinner on a boat, in the San Marco basin waiting for the fireworks display, which starts at 23.30 pm and lasts until late midnight, an experience to do at least once in a lifetime, especially if you have Venetian friends who feel this tradition and convey their enthusiasm to you.
Ma where does it come from the Feast of the Redeemer? The tradition of the Redeemer dates back to 1577 and recalls the end of a terrible plague, celebrated with the construction of the homonymous basilica by Palladio on the Giudecca island, to which you can go on pilgrimage crossing a impressive pontoon bridge 330 meters long. The celebrations include the function presided over by the Patriarch and the religious procession and on the weekend the celebrations conclude with the Regatta on gondolas, within the Rowing Season of Voga alla Veneta.