Venice fireworks – The festival of the redeemer!
Come and experience Venice fireworks this incredible Venetian celebration: il redentore festival! Enjoy the stunning Venice fireworks show on the lagoon, on board of an elegant cruise, while tasting typical Venetian dishes! The feast of the redeemer happens the third Sunday of July from 5 centuries to commemorate the end of the terrible plague. In order to enjoy the spectacular fireworks on san marco basin, the best way to celebrate the festa del redentore is on boat ; like all venetians do! You will be at the first place to enjoy firework displays.
WHY DID WE LIKE THIS EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?
- The redemption celebrated by boat is truly a unique experience
- We offer to combine the show with a gourmet evening with a fish dinner served at the table
- 2 embarkation points very comfortable: Fusina (mainland) or Cornoldi (San Marco)
Adults : 195€ per Person.
Kids from 0 to 8 years old: 140 € per Person.
Other practical information
Departure from Fusina at 6 pm
Departure at Saint Mark (Cornoldi) at 7 pm with meeting point at 6.45 pm.
Way back scheduled at 1-2 am
Assigned seatings and dinner with service at tables (4-6 seat 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.
Included / Excluded
Dinner on board
Drinks apart from those included in the menù (such as cocktails, spirits).
In case of cancellation up to 3 weeks before the event, 20% of the price is withheld.
In case of cancellation from 3 weeks to 1 week before the event, 50% of the price will be retained. After that there is no refund.
In case of illness (COVID), there are no refunds. However, you can take out a separate insurance to cover the costs of cancellation in case of illness.
In case of cancellation of the event due to COVID, the ticket will be refunded at 90%, postponed to the following year or converted into a voucher. In case the fires are cancelled, the event will take place, complying with COVID regulations.
Saturday July 15th 2023
about 8 hours
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 favorite 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 2023 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 (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.
Dinner cruise Venice fireworks program and menu
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 menu
Appetizers with cicchetti by the chef, sardines in saor alla veneziana, morsels of whipped codfish
Trilogy of steamed crustaceans: cicada, scampi, shrimps
Risotto alla pescatora with scampi and cascade of prosecco wine
Small grill of fish with sea bass, scampi and prawns Seasonal side dish
Chef’s dessert and fruit in view
Mineral and sparkling water
Prosecco docg of Valdobbidene
A vegetarian menu is also available on request.
Cutlet with potatoes
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 shared table (tables of 4 or 6). After dinner, the most awaited moment comes!
The fireworks display takes place indicatively at 11.30 pm.
We offer three possibilities to board this cruise: San Marco Cornoldi or Fusina (mainland)
- Saint Mark is the ideal solution for those who are housed in the centre of Venice at 7 pm (meeting at 6.45 pm)
- Fusina for those arriving from the mainland (Mestre or surroundings) at 6 pm.
Return scheduled between 1 and 2 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 (doge Alvise Mocenigo) 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 with the pilgrimage ro the redentore church.
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 temporary bridge of barges is built that connects the Zattere with the church, to allow the faithful to go on pilgrimage. Venetian people decorate their boats and participate actively at the festival.
If you are looking for a redentore party to have fun and dance all night, look at our offer fest of the redeemer venice: boat party.
For more information on the redeemer fest, look at our post redentore 2023.