15.aug.2017 | 15.aug.2017
A very special moment in the celestial cosmic calendar is the Perseid Meteor Shower, commemorated on the 10th of August as ‘La Notte di San Lorenzo’ after a Roman Empire martyr. For maximum effect, take a boat out on the night of the 12th August to the far reaches of the islands and without harsh city lights, you will be in a wonderland of falling stars that has to be seen to be believed. Its a tradition to ‘wish upon a star’ as you see it fall over the lagoon – simply repeat the incantation, “Stella, mia bella Stella, desidero che…” to be granted your heart’s desire. This is most certainly the origin of Disney’s plaintive and famous ‘Wish upon a star’ theme – Pinocchio was after all, Italian.
With this great August weather, you can also spend a day at the beach. The long island of Lido is right across the bay, where white sands can be found as well as cool drinks. Or venture a little further to Jesolo, a large stretch of beach very popular with holidaymakers. Our concierge can advise you on all possibilities to make your sun-seeking as smooth as a speedy motoscafi ride away. Our concierge can advise you on how to reach Jesolo and admire the fireworks.
Our concierge can advise you on how to reach Jesolo and admire the fireworks.