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/ FESTA DEL REDENTORE 2012

A traditional festival that lights up St. Mark's bay

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2012

The Festa del Redentore is a festival that is particularly popular with Venetians as it combines a religious theme with a spectacular celebration that attracts thousands of visitors. On Saturday night, the inimitable setting of St. Mark's Basin hosts a phantasmagorical firework display that lights up the spires, domes and bell towers of the city with a kaleidoscope of colours and reflections. At dusk, just as they have done for centuries, numerous small boats decked out with balloons, decorations and brightly coloured lanterns, begin to flock into St. Mark's Bay and the Giudecca Canal. The boats then moor alongside each other and all the participants enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional Venetian specialities while they wait for the firework display that begins at 11.30pm and lasts until well past midnight.

The history of Redentore
The Festa del Redentore is a tradition that dates back to 1577. It was first held to celebrate the city's deliverance from a terrible plague, and the construction of Palladio's "Redentore" (Redeemer) Church had been commissioned for the same reason. The Church, built on the Island of the Giudecca, can still be reached by pilgrims during the festival by means of an impressive 330-metre-long pontoon bridge. The "Redentore" celebrations include a solemn religious service and procession presided over by the patriarch of the city, and the weekend ends with a series of gondola races, organized as part of the "Voga alla Veneta" rowing season.

Watch the videos of 20082009 and 2011 editions.

Programme

SATURDAY, JULY 14th 2012

7.00pm opening of the Thanksgiving Bridge, connecting the Zattere to the Church of the Redentore on the island of Giudecca

9.30pm - 11.30pm Concert by Banda Musicale di Tessera, traditional Venetian song, Fondamenta Zattere ai Gesuiti

11.00pm Tridimensional projection show in St. Mark's Bay
By Gruppo Green Power

11.30pm Fireworks in St. Mark's Bay

DOWNLOAD THE ATTACHED PDF FILE TO SEE THE MAP OF THE MOORING AREAS FOR BOATS

DOWNLOAD THE ORDER nr. 93/2012 BY THE VENICE PORT AUTHORITY ABOUT THE FESTA DEL REDENTORE 2012 FOR FURTHER DETAILS


Redentore at Lido
Bluemoon - Piazzale Bucintoro, 1
9.00pm-11.00pm Live music with "RE MIDA", cover band playing a roaring repertoire of music of the eighties.
00.00am-03.00am Dj-set by "MISTER SHOE DJ", guitarist of the group "Onde Beat", who carries away the audience with a program of musics of the seventies and eighties.
Musical programme by Il Suono Improvviso


SUNDAY, JULY 15th 2012

Redentore Regattas - Giudecca channel
4.00pm children's twin-oared "pupparini" boat regatta
4.45pm twin-oared "pupparini" boat regatta
5.30pm twin-oared gondola regatta
Organized by Assessorato al Turismo del Comune di Venezia

7.00 pm Thanksgiving Mass at the Church of the Redentore on the Giudecca island


OTHER EVENTS

Thursday 12th July, 9.00pm
The Masque of the Red Death, dance-drama adapted from Edgar Allan Poe, celebrating the end of the 15th century plague in Venice.
Palazzo Zenobio, Dorsoduro 2596 (Actv lines 1-2, stop San Basilio)
Concert by Associazione Culturale Musica Venezia

Friday 13th July, 8.00pm
Sacred Music for the Feast of Redentore, musics by C. Monteverdi, D. Castello, B. Marini, played by Ensemble MusicaVenezia.
Redentore church, Campo del Redentore (Giudecca - ACTV lines 2, 4.1, 5.1)
Concert by Associazione Culturale Musica Venezia

Saturday 14th July, 8.00pm
Redentore at Forte Gazzera
By Municipalità di Chirignago Zelarino and Comitato Forte Gazzera


SPECIAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE

On Saturday July 14th, in the night, the following special trains will be arranged from Venice to the main towns in the Veneto:

From

To

Departure time

Arrival time

Stops

Venezia S.L.

Mestre

1.01

1.11

no stops

Venezia S.L.

Mestre

1.10

1.20

no stops

Venezia S.L.

Mestre

1.20

1.30

no stops

Venezia S.L.

Mestre

1.50

2.00

no stops

Venezia S.L.

Mestre

2.05

2.15

no stops

Venezia S.L.

Padova

2.10

2.55

stops in all the stations except Porto Marghera

Venezia S.L.

Treviso

2.45

3.16

stops in Mestre, Mogliano, Preganziol

Venezia S.L.

Vicenza

2.50

4.02

stops in all the stations except Porto Marghera


ACTV will adjust local means of transportation, both on water and in the mainland. Download the complete schedule of the public transport.

The People Mover, the funicular connecting the island of Tronchetto with the Maritime Station and Piazzale Roma, in the night of Saturday 14 July will work up to 3.00am (last departure at 2.50am), allowing till late night the return to the means of transport (cars, cruise ships, tourist buses parked to the Tronchetto).


The program can change: follow the updatings online

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