The Christmas atmosphere makes this period special, especially in Venice, where everything takes on a new look, the "calli", bridges and the welcome of the city is even more magical.
The Doge Palace will host an exhibition dedicated to one of the most famous Venetian painters of the eighteenth century, Antonio Canal (AKA Canaletto).
The Historical Regatta is a very important and culturally significant event, equal parts sports challenge and historical reenactment. It takes place on the Grand Canal.
Redentore, or the Redeemer’s Festival, is a traditional venetian celebration held every year on the third Sunday of July, mostly on Giudecca island and throughout St Mark’s Basin.
During Republican times, it was tradition that on April 25th (St Mark’s holy day) a red rose blossom be offered to one’s beloved, as a token of love. The tradition allegedly started with Maria, daughter of the Doge Angelo Partecipazio, who fell in love with young Tancredi.
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