Sunday, July 16, 2023

The Feast of the Redeemer is among the most heartfelt festivities for Venetians, in which the religious and spectacular aspects coexist. On the night of Saturday, fireworks attract thousands of visitors: plays of light and reflections on the inimitable stage of St. Mark’s Basin trace a kaleidoscope of colors that stand out behind the city’s spires, domes and bell towers.

It is an occasion to commemorate the end of the terrible plague epidemic that struck Venice between 1575 and 1577. The Redentore, the “famosissima” night as Venetians colloquially call it, is an integral part of the customs of the inhabitants of the lagoon city who continue to renew, even today, the gastronomic traditions, folklore and festivities handed down from their ancestors that have made, over the years, this “Venetianissima” festival also known internationally as well as one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.