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Venice fireworks – The festival of the redeemer!

Redentore Venice: come and experience this incredible Venetian celebration! Enjoy the stunning Venice fireworks on the lagoon, on board of an elegant cruise, while tasting typical Venetian dishes!

WHY DID WE LIKE THIS EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?

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The Festa del redentore is is the most spectacular and authentic event of the city that attracts thousands and thousands of people in town. It happens in the area of Zattere the third sunday of July and is the favourite party of the Venetians. This venice event is a huge celebration of the Feast of the Redeemer. This celebration happens every year on the third Saturday of July and it is worthless to visit Venice during this occasion. The day has two dimensions, the religious and the spectacular, and is a full day full of activities! The festival of the Redeemer begins with a solemn church dedicated function and ends with a spectacular fireworks show in the Giudecca canal. This is the famous night phantasmagorical fireworks display which lights up the night over st marks basin.

 

Venice fireworks 2019 in a boat

On Saturday, the eve of the festival, fireworks are let off. Preparations begin early in the morning when people begin to decorate their boats, or the small wooden terraces on rooftops from where they can admire the fireworks. At sunset (neu 6.00 pm) , Saint Mark’s basin begins to fill with up with boats of all kinds, festooned with balloons and garlands, and thousands of Venetians await the fireworks while dining on the boats. At around 10 o’clock at night, from pontoons placed nearby on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Venice fireworks begin and Saint Mark’s basin becomes one of the most atmospheric stages in the world. The fireworks last for around 45 to 60 minutes, illuminating the night and amazing both Venetians and visitors.

 

Redeemer festival Venice in a boat

Our experience includes a boat night with a panoramic view of the whole evening and a delicious dinner on board! Here’s how to enjoy the spectacular fireworks from a very privileged point of view. First we take a short cruise in the San Marco basin to get a good look at the votive bridge and all the festivities, after which our boat will stop in a reserved and privileged place to show you the fireworks display. Here’s what our menu provides:

Fish dinner

Welcome cocktail

Pizza canapés and salted appetizers

Codfish and marinated sardines croutons

Cornets stuffed “Marca Queen”

Venetian sardines “in saor”

Valencia-style paella (meat and fish)

Sangria

Fried fish

Grilled vegetables

Fresh fruit

Mix of sweets and cakes by the chef

Water and wine

 

As soon as you board, you can enjoy the panoramic terrace with a daytime navigation in the lagoon and an aperitif served on the panoramic terrace.

At dusk you will be served a dinner at the table (tables of 8). You can also decide to serve yourself to admire the chef at work. The dishes will be prepared on sight: Valencian paella and freshly fried fishes. After dinner, the most awaited moment comes!

The fireworks display takes place indicatively between 10 am and midnight.

 

We offer three possibilities to board this cruise: Fusina, Punta Sabbioni, o San Marco Cornoldi.

  • Saint Mark is the ideal solution for those who are housed in the centre of Venice.
  • Fusina for those arriving from the mainland (Mestre or surroundings).
  • Punta Sabbioni is perfect for those who are on the beaches of Veneto (Jesolo, Cavallino, etc.)

The departure is scheduled at 17:30 for each of the boarding points.

Return scheduled around two in the morning.

 

Festa del redentore Venice: history

The ‘Redeemer’ event (as it is referred to by the Venetians), was started in the sixteenth century as a result of a vote the Venetian Senate made in thanks for the city being saved from a terrible plague. This event commemorated the end of the plague and the Venetians commissioned Andrea Palladio to construct the Church of the Redentore. Celebrated for the first time in 1577, it is considered one of the most respected traditions, both for religious reasons and as an occasion for popular celebration. The island of Giudecca has preserved these celebrations for almost five centuries.

The date of the Redentore is always the third weekend in July. This very special fireworks display attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world is not just a religious event, but a big party too! The Feast of the Redeemer is known for the incredible fireworks spectacle that is provided for venetians and visitors alike in the evening. The stage of the San Marco basin comes to life! A votive pontoon bridge of barges is built that connects the Zattere with the church, to allow the faithful to go on pilgrimage.

This removable structure creates an amazing bridge of boats! This bridge is only made on one more occasion  during the year, that is during the celebrations dedicated to Our Lady of Health! This is another event and building made to commemorate the end of a pestilence.

FEATURES

EXPERIENCE DETAILS

Price

185 EUR/pers.
For the children from 0 to 8 y.o: 90 EUR/pers.

Duration

about 8 hours

Availability

Saturday July 20th 2019

Spoken Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • French

Included / Excluded

Included :

Dinner on board
Panoramic cruise

Excluded :

Drinks apart from those included in the menù (suc as cocktails, spirits).

Sales Conditions

In case of cancelation up to 72 hours before the event, 30% of the price is withheld.
In case of NO-SHOW and cancellations in the 72 hours before the event, no refund is foreseen.
The event is held with a min. number of participants. In case that number is not met, the event will be refunded.

Other practical information

Departure from Fusina, Punta Sabbioni, S. Marco Cornoldi, Tronchetto.
Departure at 5.30 pm from embarkment points.
Way back scheduled at 2am
Assigned seatings and dinner with service at tables (8-seat round tables)
The event takes place on a double-decker motor boat with observation platform.
Vegetarian option available, please let us know of your request when booking.

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