Redeemer Festival 2020

Do not miss the most anticipated weekend of the year!

From 18 July 2020 to 19 July 2020

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We at Venetoinside are very sorry to inform you that today, July 9th 2020, less than 10 days before the event, the local authorities have made the decision to cancel the fireworks display that was scheduled on July 18 2020, day of Redentore Festival, for health safety reasons. The party, however, will still take place: at the bottom of the page you will find the updated program for this special Redeemer Festival 2020.


The Venice Redentore 2020 awaits you on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July… Events, parties and fireworks to celebrate the most anticipated weekend of the year!

Following a fascinating tradition that combines more than 400 years of history and folklore, the date of the feast of the Redeemer 2020 takes place on the third weekend of July. Make a note of the Redentore Venice dates and hurry to book your stay in the Venice lagoon: the Redentore Festival promises like every year to be one of the most acclaimed events of the Venetian calendar!

Exclusive Redentore boat parties or in the elegant buildings of the historic centre enliven the night of the Redeemer’s feast in Venice Italy 2020: dances and celebrations of all kinds will continue until dawn, pausing only around 11.30pm to watch the incredible Venice Redentore fireworks 2020: a display of 40 minutes of pure magic that enchants the entire world and represents the most awaited event of the entire weekend! The Redentore fireworks 2020 festival will light up the entire city with cascades of coloured lights, reflections on the water and the play of shadows and lights that stand out on the facades of buildings and famous monuments.

Joining the Festival of the Redeemer in Venice, Italy and its many events is a dream for many people. Given the influx of tourists coming to Venice during the feast of Redeemer in Venice 2020, we advise you to plan your trip well in advance! Inside our portal, you can conveniently plan from your own home transfers to/from the hotel: if you only have two days to visit Venice it would be a shame to waste precious time trying to arrange public transport to reach your destination! So remember to book online in advance your transfer from / to the airport or station to your hotel or, if you arrive by car, to reserve a parking space in one of the car parks in Venice island.

Once you have ticked off this important task, you just need to organize your stay in Venice during the intense weekend of the Redentore! Tours and excursions must take account of the time at your disposal: first we recommend you fit into your schedule a visit to the must-see attractions, such as St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, an inevitable gondola ride and a guided walk through the intricate maze of narrow streets and bridges, which is one of the most popular features of the city on the water. And then it is up to the imagination! In addition to deciding what to do on the evening of Redentore 2020 in Venice on 18th July, we advise you not to miss a fascinating tour to discover an unusual side to Venice, an original aperitif on boat on the Venetian lagoon at sunset, a boat trip to Murano & Burano islands. Our wide range of tours and activities in Venice will offer you a thousand hints and ideas to organize a weekend to remember! If you have a couple hours more, it is well worth visiting the museums of the Venetian Civic Museums Foundation: the old-world charm of the Correr Museum, included in an unpublished guided tour that also includes the Archaeological Museum and the Monumental Rooms in the St Mark’s National Library, the fashion and fragrances of Mocenigo Palace, the testimonies of the golden age of Venice kept at Ca’ Rezzonico - Museum of 18th-Century Venice, the collections at Ca’ Pesaro, a splendid palace overlooking the Grand Canal divided between an important collection of modern art and the Museum of Oriental Art ... Those passionate about art and architecture cannot miss the opportunity to visit the precious Querini Stampalia house museum, which combines ancient and contemporary styles as a testimony of the wealth of Venice in the 18th century.

Do not underestimate the turnout at festivals and events at the Redentore night festival 2020: boat parties and gondola rides provide a limited number of places so it is better hurry and reserve in advance. If you prefer to watch the fireworks along the banks of the canal, you should find your desired position well in advance. The best locations are usually along the Riva degli Schiavoni and the Giudecca, but they are usually occupied by early afternoon!

The Redentore in Venice is a festival deeply appreciated by the Venetians. Besides being a very spectacular event loved by tourists, the Redentore celebration in Venice is one of the oldest and most popular festivals in Venice: it commemorates the end of the terrible plague that during the 16th century decimated the population of Venice. To try and stem the pandemic, the Venetian Doge Alvise Mocenigo vowed to build a splendid basilica and so on the third Sunday of July in 1577, the first stone of the Church of the Redeemer on the island of Giudecca was placed; it was decided to celebrate the end of pestilence by setting up a floating walkway between Venice and the island of Giudecca on which marched a procession of the population and the highest officers and of the Republic. Today, the festa del Redentore is best known for the extraordinary fireworks display in the St Mark’s basin, but the old traditions, including the votive bridge and the solemn celebrations presided over by the patriarch, continue annually as in 1577, keeping alive the deep and important meaning of the festival.

During the weekend of the festival of the Redeemer in Venice 2020, the program includes July 18th and 19th with celebrations to commemorate the epidemic of the 16th century: the solemn procession of the patriarch along the pontoon bridge set up between the Zattere and the island of Giudecca, the religious function in Church of the Redeemer and the regattas, which will close the festivities of the Redentore in Venice 2020.


UPDATED SCHEDULE Redentore Festival 2020


from 20.00 - opening of the votive bridge, that connects the Zattere with the Church of the Reedemer on Giudecca Island.



Decoration lights of the Redeemer - Saturday and Sunday there will be illuminations along the banks of Zattere and Giudecca.

Barges of the Redeemer - from 19.00 to 23.00 itinerant music in the Grand Canal, St. Mark’s basin, Zattere and Giudecca Sunday

4 boats with the best of Venetian music!

-'Barca del Mercà'  | Batisto Coco

-'Barca del Limòn' | Josmil Neris e i Laguna Swing

-'Barca del Frutariòl' | Furio e gli Ska-J

-'Barca dei Graspi de Ua' | Pitura Stail



Regattas of the Redeemer - Giudecca Canal

- At 16.00 Regatta of the young pupparini with two oars
- At 16.45 Regatta on pupparini with two oars
- At 17.30 Regatta on gondolas with two oars

At 19.00 - Giudecca island Holy votive mass at the Church of the Redeemer

By Insidecom Editorial Staff