Fireworks play an important part in the annual Festa del Redentore celebrations in Venice. In part due to its gorgeous location in St. Mark’s Basin in central Venice, this firework display is regarded as one of the best in Europe. The Redentore is a feast day, held to give thanks for the end of the great plague of 1576 which killed 50,000 people in the Italian city. The locals take great pride in this festival, adorning their boats with colourful decorations during the day and then tucking into their evening feast on board while the amazing fireworks light up the beautiful waters all around.
The Festa del Redentore fireworks take place on the third Sunday of July each year and are free to watch. The best place to watch the fireworks is from a luxury yacht moored on the Giudecca Canal or one of the many disco boat convoys - a line of boats moored next to each other and forming a giant water disco! If you’re not lucky enough to find a place on a boat party, you can still get an amazing view of the pyrotechnics from the waterside of St. Mark’s Basin, St. Mark’s Square of the island of Giudecca. If you’d rather head away from the crowds to watch the performance, make your way to Sant’Elena - just a short walk from the main zone.
If you’re planning on visiting Venice during 2017, it really is worth going during this incredible display. The entire city gathers to be a part of this spectacle which is taken very seriously by the locals. In fact, the organisers of the 30-minute display wait with baited breath to find out what the reception will be - the crowd either applauds or boos at the end of the performance, discussing its merits for days afterwards. With this sort of pressure, the organisers really attempt to make each event better than the last!
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If you’re travelling to Venice, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do in the city, including: the Basilica di San Marco, Doges’ Palace and Teatro La Fenice. Take a trip down one of the canals at least once during your visit.
To find out more information about the festivities, please check out the city’s official website where you’ll be able to find out all the latest updates, the best place to watch the fireworks and what time they start.
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