I think that Redentore (Redeemer’s Day) was the first big Venetian festivity that I experienced here in the laguna (well, apart the Carnival) and I still remember how impressed I was because of the huge masses of people filling the fondamenta and the calli on this day! (Not that Venice ever lacks visitors … 😉 )
Redentore in Fondamenta
In case you wonder what „Redentore“ is all about and why it’s
such an important tradition in Venice: „Redentore“ means
„Redeemer“ and the „Redeemer’s Day“ is held every year on
the third week end of July to celebrate the end of the black death in the 16th
century (1577) and the construction of the homonymous church (Chiesa del
People have the possibility to cross the Giudecca canal once a year by
foot, from the Zattere to the entrance of the Redeemer’s Church (Chiesa del
Redentore, built by the famous architect Palladio), on a bridge made
The whole city celebrates this day – especially along the fondamenta of the
Giudecca canal and on dozens of boats of different sizes, from huge yachts to
tiny motor boats, in the laguna in front of the Saint Marc’s Square (Bacino
di San Marco)- drinking, eating and partying till the beginning of the
On Saturday the 20th of July the Votive Pontoon spanning over
from Dorsoduro to the Redeemer’s Church will be opened at 07.00 pm
The fireworks will take place on the same day, the 20th of July,
starting from 11.30 pm (weather conditions permitting) in Saint Mark’s
On Sunday, the 21st of July, you will be able to assist the Regatta
of the Redeemer in the Giudecca Canal starting from 04.00 pm.
Also check the website of ACTV for changes of
public transportation service. Click here.
Festivities around Venice
Serra dei Giardini
Live Music and DJ Set from 06 pm – 12 pm Click
Silent Party from 12 pm
– 2 am Click here.
The earbuds for the silent party cost €8 in pre-selling, €10 at the
entrance. Infos here. Admission
to the party is free of charge.
Redentore Garden Party
Redentore Techno Boat
Redentore La Chic Boat Party
Redentore Boat Party
Redentore Cruise and Dinner
Redeemer’s Day Gala Dinner at
the Doge’s Palace
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.