Share this page 2

Redentore Festival

Redentore Festival Venice
19.00 - 00.00 City wide

Venice is a city that loves a festival and the Festa Del Redentore (which means the Festival of the Redeemer) is one of the best of the year. The highlight is a fantastic fireworks display which looks stunning over Saint Mark’s Basin.

One of the most unusual things about this particular Venetian festival is the construction of the Ponte Votivo, the Thanksgiving Bridge, across the main canal from the waterfronts of Zattere to the island of Giudecca and the Church of Redentore there. The bridge is opened to the public around 7pm on Saturday evening so you can walk across the water yourself to see the church.

The best bit happens late in the evening after 11pm. You will see hundreds of locals gathering on the shores of the basin and in colourfully decorated boats on the water waiting for the big show. It is worth heading out early to stake your claim to a prime viewing spot. Good places to watch the fireworks include Giudecca, Riva degli Schiavoni or the Lido.

Once the fireworks are over the traditional night of vigil begins. Usually this means heading to the Lido, which has its own special night-time events and entertainments, and partying until dawn.

The following day the official bit with dignitaries happens, as they cross the bridge and take a Holy Mass in the Church of Redentore. But it is worth sticking around as there is a huge regatta in the afternoon, as this is Venice after all. The regatta consists of races of the twin-oared “pupparini” boats and the whole thing culminates in a grand procession of boats of all shapes and sizes across the basin.

Whatever you decide to do during Festa Del Redentore just bear in mind that the usual water taxi services may not be as regular or reliable as normal.

Other events in the city

Carnival of Venice

Notting hill carnival Sancho Panza

New Year's Eve In Venice

new-years-fire-works-one

Napoleone Martinuzzi. Venini

San Giorgio Maggiore Venice

Festa della Madonna della Salute

Festa della Madonna della Salute Venice

Sagra del Pesce

Sagra del Pesce Burano Venice

Murano

Murano Venice

Hula Boogie

generator venice hola boogie

71st Venice International Film...

Fingal Film Festival Dublin

Lido di Venezia

Barcelona Beach

Ferragosto

Barcelona Beach

Art Night Venezia

Art Night Venezia

Watch the World Cup at Generator

GEN_ALL_WorldCup_Web

Veneto Jazz

Veneto Jazz Venice

Festa della Sensa

Venice regatta

Festa di San Marco & Liberation Day...

Saint Mark's Festival Venice

Prima Materia Punta Della Dogana

Punta della Dogana Venice

Vogalonga

Vogalonga Venice

St Patrick's Day at gen Venice

St Patrick's Day

Carnival Masked Ball in...

Masked Ball at Generator Venice

The Sonnabend Collection at Ca'...

Modern Art Venice

Rialto Market

Generator x Carnival

Generator x Carnival

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Movie Night

Movie night at Generator Copenhagen

Resident DJ

Resident DJ at Generator CPH

Befana Races Venice

Rialto Bridge Venice

Festa di San Silvestro at Piazza...

DSC_5816

New Year's Eve in Venice

New Years Eve

New Year's Eve Concert at La Fenice...

DSC_4904 - Version 2

Christmas Day Mass at Saint...

DSC_4496

Antiques Market at Campo San...

Vintage Market

Imagine Dragons at Gran Teatra...

shutterstock_77449129

Ice Rink at Campo San Polo

DSC_5001

Christmas market at Campo San...

shutterstock_77665138

Luna Park at Giardini

DSC_5766

Venice New Years Sorted

THE LONG WAY HOME by Polina_51

Free guided tours at Palazzo...

DSC_4750

Start of Opera Season

DSC_4500

Negrita at Teatro Malibran

shutterstock_709120

Festa di San Martino

DSC_4475

Live Jazz VJC Quartet at Venice...

shutterstock_62579164

Halloween in Venice

shutterstock_38364781

Venice Marathon

shutterstock_86427667

Andrea Arcangeli at Amami

THE LONG WAY HOME by Polina_49

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto,...

DSC_4754 - Version 2

Sagra del Mosto di Sant Erasmo

IMG_1231

Paolo Tamoni at Altavoz, Maghera

Generator-Ven-9 copy

The Panza Collection at Ca’...

DSC_6852

57th International Festival of...

shutterstock_72158266

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition

shutterstock_102267640

Venice Opening Party - Kitsune Club...

3

Night at the Museum

Antiques Market at Campo San...

Campo San Maurizio Venice

Burano Regatta

Venice regatta

XY Quartet at Casale Music

Treviso bridge Venice

Concerts of Classical Music

Classical music concert

Partita a Scacchi at Maròstica...

Henry Hargreaves, No Seconds...

IMG_0810

Palio dei Dieci Comuni at...

The Historical Regatta

Venice Historical Regatta

Rudolf Stingel Exhibition

Art exhibition

Art at Punta Della Dogana

IMG_1155

Mostra del Cinema di Venezia

shutterstock_111922919

Regatta Boats Exhibition at Ca’...

Manet, Return to Venice

IMG_1154

Free Concert at Cathedral of Santa...

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

Palio di Feltre

Venice City Events Aug

La Biennale

DSC_5308

Generator Venice