One of the most important feasts in Venice is the Feast of the Redeemer, it is a traditional Venetian feast in memory of the end of the plague epidemic of 1575-1577, which caused the death of more than a third of the city’s population, and it is held on the island of Giudecca in the so-called Church of the Redentore.
It was the Doge who declared the construction in 1576 by the architect Palladio and decided that a procession would be held every year as a grace received.
In 1577, towards the end of the plague, it was decided to celebrate the annual beginning with the preparation of the Votive Bridge. Still today the votive bridge is installed in the centre of the Giudecca Canal, starting from the Zattere and ending in front of the Church of the Redeemer, it allows to cross the widest canal in the city.
Still today the Redentore Festival is celebrated every year, on the third Sunday of July, all Venetians with their boats gather in front of St. Mark’s Basin and with friends and relatives celebrate together, with music and chatting, waiting for the arrival of the fireworks spectacle that lasts about 30 minutes.
It will be a magical night full of fun, colours and emotions, the Venicetourbyboat can organize you on this day a tour full of indelible memories and let you live, in a typical Venetian boat, a festive, cheerful atmosphere, a real Venetian party!