Redentore Festival 2013
From 20 July 2013 to 21 July 2013
The long-awaited Redentore Festival 2013 in Venice will be held on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 of July!
As tradition dictates, the Venice events in July 2013 will include, on the third weekend of July, the colourful and joyful Redentore celebration 2013. This historic town has, for over 400 years, remembered the end of the terrible plague that brought down the Venice Republic. Take a note of the dates and program of the Redeemer's feast in Venice 2013: One of the Venice events in 2013 not to be missed!
The atmosphere of the Redeemer festival in Venice, 2013, offers a variety of events and an incredible fireworks display in St Mark's Basin to repeat the success of recent years when hundreds of thousands of people have come to the lagoon to experience first-hand this magical event of Redentore in Venice 2013 that combines entertainment and history.
In addition to Saturday, with the highly anticipated Redentore fireworks in Venice 2013 display, which will enchant the Redentore night 2013, on Sunday there will be the classic historical re-enactment to commemorate the historical events of the glorious St Mark's city at the Festa del Redentore in Venice in 2013.
As a great ancient maritime power, the Venetian Republic was at the crossroads of major trade routes of the Mediterranean. This continuous coming and going of goods, men and boats, contributed to the enrichment of Venice but continuously exposed the city to the risk of infection from the outside. Between 1575 and 1577, Venice was devastated by a terrible plague that, in just two years, killed more than a third of the population. As it struggled to eradicate the epidemic, the Senate of the Republic of Venice asked for God's help and vowed to build a new church dedicated to the Redentore; the project was entrusted to the great architect Andrea Palladio, and in May of the following year the first stone of the new building was laid.
A few months later, on July 20, Venice celebrated the end of the plague that had brought the city to its knees and thus a tradition was started that is still celebrated today: the Festa del Redentore fireworks 2013 and the celebration on Sunday represent a modern version of the ancient festivities.
The calendar of the Redentore 2013 events begin on Saturday, July 20 with the opening of the pontoon bridge that connects the island of Giudecca to the riva delle Zattere - late afternoon - followed by the fireworks. Generally, the Venetians watch the fireworks aboard private boats, especially prepared for the occasion, or in festive groups along the banks. But there are so many opportunities to admire the pyrotechnical spectacle of the Redentore fireworks Festival 2013: on the boat, along the banks of St Mark's Basin, from the Lido of Venice, or, if you're lucky, participating in one of the many events of the Festival of the Redeemer in Venice 2013 organized by hotels or private palaces.
For the Feast of the Redeemer, 2013, the Sunday Venice events 2013 schedule includes the solemn procession of the patriarch along the bridge of boats, which will be completed in the Redeemer Church with religious ceremonies, and the regatta of the Redentore 2013 along the Giudecca Canal.
Festa del Redentore Venice 2013 program
7pm: Opening of the votive bridge in the Giudecca Canal
From 11.30pm: fireworks in St Mark's Basin
Races of the Redentore in Venice in the Giudecca Canal: young pupparini on 2 oars; pupparini on 2 oars; 2 oar gondolas
Votive Mass at the Church of the Redeemer on the island of Giudecca
Period: From 20 July 2013 to 21 July 2013
Event location: Venice