Festa del Redentore (Redeemer feast) – Venice
In July. Fireworks display and regatta of traditional boats.
Traditionally the 3rd weekend of July, takes place in Venice the Festa del Redentore (Redeemer Feast), one of the most important events for Venetians.
The Redeemer Feast commemorates the end of the terrible plague that occurred in 1577.
A 330-meter-long pontoon bridge is built on the weekend of the festival connecting the mainland to the Island of San Giorgio so that it is possible to walk to the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, designed by Palladio and built at the end of the plague.
The topical moments of this celebration are
– the opening of the bridge on Friday evening
– the grandiose fireworks display on Saturday night
– the regattas of traditional Venetian boats which take place on Sunday in the Giudecca Canal
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To better enjoy the Redeemer feast, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a very interesting hotel to stay as it is overlooking the Giudecca canal where the regattas take place.
This 5-star hotel has also 2 restaurants usually offering a special menu for the Redemeer feast in two different locations: the Aromi restaurant and the Skyline Rooftop Bar.
The menu includes traditional dishes revisited in a contemporary key accompanied by a wide selection of fine wines.
Call for information +39 2723 311