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When was Il Redentore built?
design of Palladio (1566, completed in 1610) and Il Redentore (1576, completed in 1592).
What does Festa del Redentore celebrate?
end of the plague of
The Festa del Redentore is one of the most important traditional events in Venice. It celebrates the end of the plague of the 16th century and is a yearly event ever since. It takes place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July.
Where is Giudecca?
Giudecca (Italian: [dʒuˈdɛkka]; Venetian: Zueca) is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, in northern Italy. It is part of the sestiere of Dorsoduro and is a locality of the comune of Venice.
Who built Il Redentore?
Church of the Santissimo Redentore/Architects
It was designed by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and built as a votive church to thank God for the deliverance of the city from a major outbreak of the plague. Located on the waterfront of the Canale della Giudecca, it dominates the skyline of the island of Giudecca.
Is there a bridge to Giudecca?
Although the distance between the islands is only about 30 meters, there is no bridge. You can reach the island of Giorgio Maggiore with the water bus line 2 from Giudecca and Venice.
What did rats bring to Venice on merchant ships?
The plague, as previously mentioned, is thought to have been carried by rats and fleas on boats from port town to port town, which is why Venice, a significant mercantile city-state of the time, was hit so hard by the plague.
Is Giudecca worth visiting?
Even though Giudecca lies directly in front of Venice and the vaporetto ride takes only 3 minutes, it is often ignored by visitors. The small island is however perfect to escape the crowds in Venice. It has a lot to offer, so it’s worth spending half a day or even a full day on the island.
Are cruise ships banned from Venice?
The Italian government has announced the permanent ban of large cruise ships in the Venetian lagoon, after several years of protests, petitions, and threats of being put on UNESCO’s endangered list.
How do I get to Giudecca?
Giudecca is very easy to reach. From the jetty in San Marco not far from the Piazza San Marco it is only 3-4 minutes by public transport water bus. The Vaporetto line 2 runs every few minutes during the day. Vaporetto (Plural Vaporetti) is the Italian name of the waterbuses (ferries) on Venice.
Where can I watch redentore fireworks?
Riva degli Schiavoni is the first choice to watch fireworks on Redentore Day, since it’s just in front of the Bacino S. Marco. Get yourself ready to stand for a while. Giudecca Island is where the Redentore church is located.
How did the Black Death End?
The most popular theory of how the plague ended is through the implementation of quarantines. The uninfected would typically remain in their homes and only leave when it was necessary, while those who could afford to do so would leave the more densely populated areas and live in greater isolation.
When did the Black Death End?
1346 – 1352
Why was the Church of the Redentore built?
It was designed by the architect Andrea Palladio and built as a votive church to thank God for the deliverance of the city from a major outbreak of the plague. Located on the waterfront of the Canale della Giudecca, it dominates the skyline of the island of Giudecca.
When does the Festa del Redentore take place?
It was the beginning of the festa del redentore, 5 centuries ago. Il redentore takes place every third Sunday in July. It is still a religious celebration and popular one with the tradition of the votive bridge and the fireworks. The floating walkway is built on the Saturday before the festival.
Who are the famous artists of Il Redentore?
Il Redentore contains a series of paintings signed by Jacopo Bassano, Paolo Veronese or Alvise Vivarini, and sculptures by Jacopo Tatti (il Sansovino), but the most interesting ones are found in the sacristy, which is usually closed to the public.
Who was the architect of the Redentore in Venice?
The mission was entrusted to the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, who was to begin the construction in 1577 and to leave it, after his death in 1580, to Antonio da Ponte, who would complete it many years later, in 1592.