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Attend Festa del Redentore in Venice

Attend the brightest festival, when all of Venice at night will be illuminated by hundreds of lights from the fireworks.

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Attend Festa del Redentore

#22 of 34 things to do in Venice
Festa del Redentore is a feast to give thanks for the end of the terrible plague of 1576, which killed many people, including the great painter Titian.

Every year on the third weekend of July, the feast begins with a solemn mass and procession in the church Il Redentore, but many miss the start and waiting, when all of Venice at night will be illuminated by hundreds of lights from the fireworks. In the evening the harbor is filled with boats, gondolas, yachts. They are decorated with lanterns, garlands of flowers, transforming everything into a bright carousel colors and paints.

It is better to see the fireworks from the ship (you can rent a boat or arrange with the owner and join the festival on its board). Another good option is to watch the fireworks from the land. The best viewing platforms are Giudecca Island (near the temple Redentore, on the waterfront), the promenade of Lido or St. Mark's Square. There are few ships and they do not cover a panorama.

Good views also can be enjoyed from the promenade, where there are numerous restaurants. It is possible to arrange a romantic evening, book a table in one of them.

Fireworks starts at 23:30 and lasts for 40 minutes. All this time the city stunned by music, that sometimes even overlapping the sound of the fireworks.

Festivities continue all night, on the beach of the Lido island you can join parties until the morning.

The next day, you can see gondolas on the rowing channel, or walk across the bridge of the associated gondolas (pontoons) from the promenade Zattere across the Giudecca Canal to the entrance of Il Redentore.

Tips and hints: you should take the place in advance, at 7:00-8:00 pm. You can arrange a small picnic, taking with you a snack and wine. Do not forget a blanket because at night here becomes cool.
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