The Redeemer is a popular event important in Venice. Sacred and profane come together and celebrate into the night. Famous as the carnival, but closer to the soul of the Venetians, is celebrated on the third Saturday of July in memory of that distant 1577 when Venice came out from one of the most serious epidemics of plague in Italian history. The legend tells how the disease was spread by fleas from infected rats, descended from the Venetian ships, which at that time were commercial carriers between Venice and the East. We celebrated by eating, as customary, on the edge of the channel, with a table of food and drink, till the explosion of the fireworks, which lasted half an hour!
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The light was reflected on the water and it was an awesome sight ... this event is a must, I hope to go again next year...