Boasting impressive fireworks late on the Saturday night, and a regatta on the Sunday, this festival brings a riot of colour to Venice every July. Beginning life as a feast to give thanks for the end of the terrible plague of 1576, Festa del Redentore has now become a much more grand affair where Venetians and tourists alike dine on boats and indulge in the array of summer festivities.
The Pellestrina Regatta is one of the 120 regattas of the Venetian rowing season, and coincides with the colourful feast of the Madonna dell'Apparizione on the first Sunday in August. Spectators can enjoy all the action from the luxury of the shore of the island.
Jesolo hosts a spectacular European air show every year in August, watched by more than 500,000 spectators on the beach. For over three hours the Italian Air Force, Italian Acrobatics Team and other air forces, show off their flying skills above the waterfront.
One of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer! The 13km stretch of coastline at Cavallino Treporti is lit up by thousands of fireworks launched from 10 'stations', making this the longest firework display in the world. An incredible breathtaking spectacle enjoyed by over 200,000 visitors each year. From Punta Sabbioni to the Cavallino Lighthouse, you can watch the display from the beach, or from the sea on board a boat. It's officially amazing!
The Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, better known internationally as the Venice Film Festival, is by far the oldest film festival still in existence today. 2022 is the 79th edition! Screenings take place in cinemas all over this beautiful city, but the centre of the action is the exciting Lido area.
The is the highlight in the annual 'Voga alla Veneta' rowing calendar. 16th Century style boats and gondoliers clad in period attire sail up the Grand Canal in a colourful parade before the actual races begin. There are four races - the most exciting is the Campioni su Gondolini where small racing gondolas follow the Grand Canal to the finishing line at the 'machina', the spectacular floating stage situated in front of the Ca' Foscari palace.