EVENTS

From 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2025

Feast of the Redeemer in Venice

Feast of the Redeemer in Venice

Venice experienced 4 waves of plague between 1348 and 1630.

There were thousands of deaths which prompted the government to establish the “lazarets“, places where the sick were kept in isolation.

After the third wave, a church dedicated to Christ the Redeemer was erected on the Giudecca Island as a plea for divine help. The church was designed by Palladio and built between 1577 and 1592.

The following year the city was finally declared free of disease, and so the Doge made the promise that every year, on the day Venice was freed from the terrible pestilence, a procession would be held to the new votive church.

On the third Sunday of July the tradition of building a 330-meter pontoon bridge to facilitate the pilgrimage to the Basilica, is still honored.

On the previous night (on Saturday) a firework display takes place in the basin in front Saint Mark ‘s Square, and the weekend ends with a gondola regatta.

The feast of the Redeemer is deeply felt, especially by the residents.

It is a popular tradition to start mooring in the Saint Mark’s basin as early as late afternoon, all boats are usually brightly decorated for the celebration, local dishes are prepared (Sarde in saor, creamed cod, risi e bisi, etc.)  and people enjoy singing and dancing till the start of the “Foghi”. (fireworks)

From a raft moored near the Giudecca Island, at a safe distance from the boats, the fireworks display begins at 11.30 pm sharp.

Such an impressive event that will certainly leave you awestruck in just the same way it has always amazed all Venetians.

On Saturday, just for our guests, Ca’ Sant’Angelo Apartments organizes an outing in the San Marco Basin by private luxury boats with only 8 seats available. Seated comfortably on leather sofas you can enjoy the unique view of   this spectacular event.

Imagine yourself in this motionless mirror of water, enveloped by the night and illuminated by the stars … we are just waiting for you to join us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2026

The Carneval of Venice

The Carneval of Venice

 

The Carneval of Venice  is one of the oldest events of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, evidence of which can be found in a document by Doge Vitale Falier dated 1094.

It was a moment of leisure and lightheartedness granted by the Venetian authorities to the people, especially to those of the poorer classes,

Masks and costumes ensured anonymity and therefore freedom from social status and even the mockery of public office was accepted.

For a few days, the Carnival represented an excellent way out from a condition of moral repression and public order under which the Republic of Venice held its citizens.

In our modern times, the Venice Carnival usually takes place from the end of January until the period of Lent.

 

During Carnival, you will find parties and music in the many small squares around the city (campi) and, of course, in the most important square of Venice, Piazza San Marco. Many historic buildings will also become home to very elegant private parties.

The typical mask of the Venice Carnival is the “Bauta”, all white, was traditionally worn by both men and women combined with a black hat called “Tricorn “and a long cloak called “Tabarro”.

Many make-up artists, scattered around the streets of the city, will transform your appearance in a few moments.

 

From entertainment we move on to the art of eating, naming some of the most traditional Venetian dishes:

  • sarde in soor (sardines in a sweet and sour marinade)
  • risi e bisi (rice and peas)
  • baccala` mantecato (creamed cod)
  • fegato alla veneziana (Venetian-style liver)

 

Ca’ Sant’ Angelo Apartments is the perfect accommodation for your stay during the Carnival festival. Thanks to our central location and the typical atmosphere of a traditional Venetian palazzo, our visitors can be truly taken back to the Venice of the 14th century.

 

Should you decide to visit us in any other time of the year we still offer an ideal location for the main attractions of the city.

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Ca' Sant'Angelo apartments Venezia, Carnevale di Venezia

From 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2026

The Marriage of the Sea Ceremony in Venice

The Marriage of the Sea Ceremony in Venice

Another very ancient tradition, dating back to around the year 1000, is “The Marriage of the Sea”.

The Doge, at the head of a solemn procession of boats, sailed across the lagoon to reach the Lido port. In front of the San Niccolò Church, the patron saint of sailors, the Doge’s head was sprinkled with holy water and a prayer was recited so that the sea would be merciful to Venetian sailors.

 

As a commemoration of the” Marriage of the sea”, the ceremony is now performed by the Mayor of Venice, between the end of April and the end of May, depending on when Easter is celebrated.

He crosses the lagoon aboard the “Bissona” (a ceremonial barge), followed by a procession of boats and reaches San Niccolò Church, where he throws the ring blessed by the Patriarch into the sea.

 

In the Saint Mark Basilica, in Venice,  a ring found in recent times is kept as evidence of what has been narrated about this ancient ceremony.

In case you decide to partecipate to this event, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

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