Redentore - boats in Canal Grande

The Redentore

We went to see the fireworks in Venice on Saturday evening, for the Redentore Feast. I have never seen the city so crowded, and Venice is often crowded, but the fireworks were simply spectacular. It was absolutely the greatest firework display I have ever seen, and it went on for well over half an hour. Most Venetians stay in boats in the St. Mark’s basin for the celebrations. After the fireworks we had a walk through the city by night, stopping on the Accademia Bridge to watch all the boats leave St. Mark’s basin through the Canal Grande. Only around two the crowd started to thin out so you could move more easily.

Here’s a few photos from the evening.


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