Festa del Redentore

15 - 16 Jul 2017
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

Celebrating the end of Venice's 16th century plague and the building of Giudecca's church, the festival fills the sky with fireworks.

  • When? 15 - 16th July 017
  • Where? St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Price: free

Every July, the Venice skyline bursts into life as fireworks rocket into the sky as part of Festa del Redentore.

Tagged as the 'Carnival of Venetians', this religious event remembers the end of the Venice plague in 1576, the same period during which the church of Jesus Christ the Redeemer was built on Giudecca island.

This annual events sees a floating wooden bridge made to tie together Zattere in Southern Venice and the island, which means that visitors can walk over the picturesque Giudecca Canal.

  • Get there: Fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and then drive or take the train to the city centre. Get around using water taxis.
  • Stay: Book accommodation in the San Marco or San Polo areas to be nearby.

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