Fortunately, despite the Covid-19 crisis, “Redentore”, the Redeemer’s Day festivities, are going to take place this year. *thumb up* (Please click here for my blog post with some infos on this very traditional Venetian festivity.)
In case you absolutely don’t have a clue, what you coud do, where you could go, and how to celebrate Redeemer’s Day in Venice, don’t worry, I will give you some indications in this blog post.
2nd July 2020 UPDATE: This year access to the “rive”, the walkways alongside the canals, is going to be limited to about 21.000 people in 3 sectors where you will be able to book your own space of 4 square meters per family/3 persons. The booking is free of charge and possible by using a booking tool of the city of Venice that will be online in the next days. There will be no limit to the boats entering Saint Mark’s basin that have to keep a minimum distance of 1 meter and to respect a maximum number of persons per boat.
Party – like the Venetians do – by boat
Raffaello Navigazione offers a boat tour from Chioggia/Sottomarina in the Southern Lagoon to Venice city centre on Redeemer’s Day for a total of 6 hours. A drink is included in the price and the ticket will cost you €55 (adult), 35€ (children 4-12 years), 0€ (children 0-3 years).
Chioggia is a beautiful littly city, very similar in style to Venice with a famous fishmarket, means you could also overnight there.
VenetoInside instead offers a boat tour from Tronchetto Island, the parking lot island just next to the cruise terminal in Venice, with buffet, free bar and music for €95 (a special price until the 15th of June) instead of €130. The offer is actually still on today, that I’m writing this blog post, so you might be lucky to still find this price for your special stay in Venice.
Vgmania too offers a very similar package with buffet, free bar, dj set for €95 and a discount of €40 for the first 30 bookings.
Fish, cocktail, music on a boat in the midst of Saint Mark’s Basin is on the menu of Venicetosee, an agency that offers a Redeemer’s Day Experience starting from €185.
Riviera del Brenta instead offers different solutions for you Redeemer’s Day festivity:
Redeemer’s Day VIP with dinner: a cruise from Fusina terminal on the mainland to the city centre passing also the Arsenal, San Servolo, … and a dinner on board. Prices range from €140-€165. Find more infos on the menu, … on their homepage.
Redeemer’s Day by boat leaving from Fusina and navigating to the beautiful colored island of Burano where you will have a little walk and dinner before continuing to Saint Mark’s Basin for the fireworks.
Brussa is boat even gives you the possibility to rent a boat with or … without driver! So you could also create your own private Redeemer’s Day party on the water!
Party in one of the restaurants with a view
At the moment there are no infos on eventual events in the hotels for Redentore, but as soon as I have new infos I will post them here.
Update 2nd July 2020: The Hotel Monaco organizes a Gala dinner with a view over the water and the fireworks. Price €400 beverages not included. Here is the link: https://www.hotelmonaco.it/en/grand-canal-restaurant-venice-centre/
Party like the Venetians do on the fondamenta “in the street”
This year, as of Covid-19, we still don’t know if it will be possible to party in the streets or how it is going to work … as soon as I have more infos for you, I will let you know! 02 July 2020: Have a look at the update above.
Piacere, mi chiamo Beatrice!
I grew up in the heart of the Alps, in Innsbruck, and decided in 2012 to move from the snowy Tyrolean peaks to the Venetian lagoon.
The travel-bug bit me during an Erasmus stay in France and so I decided after my University studies to start a backpack adventure through Canada.
After one year I said “good bye” to the American continent and moved to Venice (What you do for love!) and searched for a possibility to combine my passion for languages, travelling, culture and reading.
The solution? Four years ago I passed the governmental exam here in Italy to become a licensed tour leader and then a tour guide. Since then I’m guiding visitors through this fascinating city.