Redentore Feast

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The Redentore Feast is a festival that is particularly popular in Venice as it combines a religious theme with a spectacular celebration that attracts thousands of visitors.
The Redentore Feast 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" Church, commissioned for the same reason.
Every third Sunday of July, 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 11.30 pm and lasts until well past midnight.

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