The “Festa del Redentore” (Redeemer's Day) started in 1577, when the Senate of Venice ordered to build the Redentore church on the island of Giudecca to celebrate the end of a massive plague outbreak and built a temporary bridge of boats to allow the Venetians reach the church by foot.
After 5 centuries this tradition is still alive and eagerly awaited by us Venetians. We build a floating bridge to connect the island of Giudecca, we celebrate a holy mass, and on Saturday night we gather in St Mark’s Basin to assist to one of the most incredible firework display. Thousands of colours reflect on the water and light up Venice.
Every traditional festivity in Italy obviously has some traditional food… and Redentore means beans soup, pasta with sardines and duck!
We will celebrate with a four course menu offering all the Redentore’s classics with a Local twist, and the possibility to watch the fireworks at 11.30pm sipping a gin and tonic right in front of our sister restaurant Wildner on Riva Degli Schiavoni.
Saturday 16th July 2016
Prawn, confit duck and borlotti beans
Bigoli in Salsa
65€ per person
This menu is available upon reservation and Includes a Gin and Tonic offered at Ristorante Wildner on Riva degli Schiavoni.
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