The Redentore is a church in Venice, built by Palladio in 1577 as a vote of thanks for the end of the plague. On 20 July 1578, a procession on boats was held from the main city to the island on which the Redentore is built, giving rise to a tradition that continues still today.
This year, the festival will be held on Saturday 16 July, with the religious procession, and above all the fireworks display that takes place in the evening. This is where the Luna Hotel Baglioni can provide an exceptional opportunity: a private terrace looking over the lagoon, where you can enjoy a lovely candle-lit dinner and then admire the fireworks.
The Redentore fireworks display
The evening begins with a welcome cocktail at 7.30 p.m., at Caffè Baglioni, looking over the small canal alongside the hotel and the Giardini Reali gardens. You can enjoy traditional Venetian canapés and the famous Bellini and Rossini cocktails.
From 8.30 p.m., dinner is served on the spectacular private terrace in white marble, looking onto the Bay of San Marco, across to the Isle of San Giorgio and the Giudecca. The sophisticated menu, created by chef Cosimo from the hotel’s Ristorante Canova, features local culinary traditions, from hors d’oeuvres right through to superb desserts. Features include lobster salad with vegetables and rosé champagne vinegar; risotto with saffron, pumpkin flowers and peach balsamic vinegar; breast of duck; the Canova dessert, and water melon. Glen White & Jeiko will provide musical accompaniment.