The Redeemer Festival is considered the Carnival of Venetians.
With Carnival becoming more and more a busy event especially popular towards International tourists, the Festa del Redentore is indeed a still very popular event for Venetians.
The Redentore Festival takes place on the Third Sunday of July, to remember the end of a plague in 1576. The church of Jesus Christ the Redeemer on Giudecca island was built in that occasion, so that today’s celebrations are held mainly on the riverside of the island. A floating wooden bridge is set up between the Zattere in Southern Venice and the island, so that for one day people are literally able to walk on the waters of Giudecca Canal.