15.jul.2017 | 15.jul.2017
The festivities start on Saturday 15th July, with a myriad of boats of all shapes and sizes flooding in to the lagoon to making merry, and a banquet of local foods is set up along the frontage of Giudecca. In an engineering feat which can only be seen to be believed, a votive pontoon bridge set up in the preceding days on barges floating in the open water between Zattere and Il Redentore, to be inaugurated by the Mayor (standing in for the historic Doge) and church heads including the red-robed Patriarch. Next, the notables of Venice follow the example of Jesus (the Redeemer himself) and literally walk-on-water over the lagoon to celebrate Mass inside his Church. Its a very moving ceremony, and you too are also able to join the procession if you would like to.
This great weekend closes with the exciting Regatta of the Redeemer along the Giudecca Canal. As the ultimate locals for centuries, we at BAUER Hotels have all the tips and information you need to have a spectacular Redentore – so come, stay with us, and be a part of our very Venetian legends…