Redentore fireworks event in Venice July 19th & 20th – special offer Locanda Sturion

“The Festa del Redentore is a tradition that dates back to 1577. It was first held to celebrate the city’s deliverance from a terrible plague, and the construction of Palladio’s “Redentore” (Redeemer) Church had been commissioned for the same reason. The Church, built on the Island of the Giudecca, can still be reached by pilgrims during the festival by means of an impressive 330-metre-long pontoon bridge. The “Redentore” celebrations include a solemn religious service and procession presided over by the patriarch of the city, and the weekend ends with a series of gondola races, organized as part of the “Voga alla Veneta” rowing season.”

Programme

SATURDAY, JULY 20th 2014

7.00pm opening of the Thanksgiving Bridge, connecting the Zattere to the Church of the Redentore on the island of Giudecca

11.30pm Fireworks in St. Mark’s Bay

SUNDAY, JULY 21st 2014

Redentore Regattas – Giudecca channel:

4pm Junior’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

 

Article from : http://www.veneziaunica.it/en/content/festa-del-redentore

 

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