Venice Tradition: Spring and Summer Celebrations
B&B Bloom has decided to present all guests the main Spring and Summer Festivals and Celebrations in Venice: Festa della Sensa, Vogalonga, Redentore (Redeemer).
The Festa della Sensa is one of the most heartfelt celebrations in Venice, perhaps the day when Venice revives its long history in the most complete and true way. The Festa della Sensa (Ascension in Venetian dialect) was celebrated by the Venetian Republic on the day of Christ Ascension. It was united and still is to the ritual of The Marriage of the Sea in the beautiful setting of the Grand Canal and St. Mark Basin.
The Day of the esta della Sensa may vary according to the calendar in a period between the first Sunday of May and the first Sunday of June.
A short time later, the Vogalonga takes place: Vogalonga is a non-competitive race of rowing boats, born from the passion of all the professional and amateur rowers and then supported by all the main Venetian institutions as an act of love for Venice and its lagoon and islands.
The Vogalonga is a feast for all oar lovers; the boats that take part are hundreds and the subscribers thousands every year, from all over the world.
The Redentore (Redeemer) is the most important celebration for all Venetians, along with that of the Salute in November. Undoubtedly the Redentore is the most spectacular and attractive for tourists from all over the world, because it’s in Summer and also because of the stunning fireworks that close an amazing Saturday evening on the Lagoon.
Venetians and tourists gather on the third weekend of July on St. Mark’s Basin at sunset. Many of them in their boats, many of them in St. Mark’s Square and on the banks of Riva degli Schiavoni, Giardini, Giudecca Island, Zattere, Punta della Dogana, on the Accademia Bridge, even from the Lido of Venice.
The day after the big fireworks, on Sunday, everybody can walk on the bridge made of boats, 330 meters long, that crosses only on this day the Giudecca Canal, to pay tribute to the Redentore’s Church; there’s also the Redentore Regatta to close the celebrations.
B&B Bloom recommends all guests to enjoy these festive days for Venice, a wonderful opportunity to live the Venetian tradition … along with the Venetians!