A Festival of Light in Venice!
Redentore is Venice's most beloved summer festival, by locals and visitors alike.
This ancient tradition dates back to the year 1577, when a long and terrible outbreak of the Black Plague was declared finally over; the three-year epidemic had killed more than a third of Venice's population, and it was the reason for building the votive Church of the Redentore on the island of Giudecca.
Since then, the festival has been dear to the hearts of all Venetians, both for its religious significance of thanksgiving, but especially for its spectacular show event: a wonderful pyrotechnical performance of light and fire, shining in the sky and reflected on the calm waters of the Venetian lagoon.
The entire city is involved in making this evening special, from cultural associations to private citizens, from institutional offices to tourists visiting the city. Murano glass is not immune from the exhilarating draw of this festival, which has inspired countless interpretations by the skilled glassmakers on the island. Our Manuela Zanvettori, for example, has created a line of special murrine Murano glass jewelry named after the Redentore. Take a look at her collection (http://www.yourmurano.com/
There are countless ways to enjoy the evening spectacle. Some choose to find one of the many points of the city from which the fireworks can be seen, crowded and full of excited people just waiting to be amazed; others prefer the comfort of a balcony or moonlit terrace, perhaps after a luxuriously romantic dinner.
But for lovers of Venetian tradition, the very best spot remains a boat: speding the evening with friends, food, drink and laughter, to celebrate one of those festivals that remain indelible in everyone's mind, a cherished memory for young and old alike.
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