25 Jun '13, 6pm

An unforgettable Venetian experience in July

An unforgettable Venetian experience in July

(Celebration of the Redeemer), which takes place every year during the third weekend of July, is both a spectacular celebration and a very moving, traditional religious event, and definitely right up there, with the Venice Carnival, as a great Venetian experience! Its origins go back to the 16th Century, and the terrible plague of 1576, which killed 50,000 people, including the famous Venetian painter, Titian. To give thanks for the ending of the Plague, the Doge, Alvise I Mocenigo, promised to build a magnificent church, and commissioned the famous architect, Andrea Palladio, to oversee this. The result, Il Redentore, on the island of Giudecca, is one of the most important examples of Palladian religious architecture .

Full article: http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2013/06/25/an-unforgetta...

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