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REDENTORE 2017 | Night of Light
Written by Redazioneweb   

redentore-the-gritti-palace-gala-dinner-club-del-doge-venezia.jpgThe night of fire, the night when all Venetians walk nose up to see a show that never repeats itself. Amazement and joy are authentic just like the beauty of Venice. Days ago, there was some talk about Venice being a new Dubai, supposedly a goal for the next decade or so. Hopefully nothing more than a flippant remark… nothing is more authentic than a place that can reinvent itself day after day.

 

The Redentore, or the feast of Christ the Redeemer, is marked well and clear on the calendar of Venetian families, like the Palio in Siena. On the night of fireworks, Venice is all the more a fairy tale-like vision, it barely seems possible to embrace all this splendour and all this emotion at once.

Have some local describe to you what’s in their mess tin: bigoi in salsa, anara in tecia, saor, rabosetto… you are guaranteed to find something you are going to love, most likely all four.

 

Enjoy the view of the hundreds vessels large and small in the Giudecca Canal, terraces, quays, improvised banquets everywhere are a show within a show, a proof of how strongly the city feels about this day. The domes of San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, all rooftops in Venice are soon to be dusted in magic and there is virtually no corner in town where you can’t feel the uniqueness of such a day.

 

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The real plague is, today, indifference and resignation. They are a terrible wound that can only be cured with a healthy dose of beauty and a conscious effort to enjoy it deeply. Only beauty can make us see the future and Venice is universal beauty. We shall not tread on desert flowers, nor should we let the desert take over our orchard – whatever absurd models pop up at the horizon.

 

Festa del Redentore
15-16 July 2017

Chiesa del Redentore and several places in Venice

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