Festa del Redentore: a guide to Venice's Festival of the Redeemer 2015

Where: Venice, Italy

When: third weekend in July. 20-21 July 2015.

This is the Venetian’s favourite festival,where at sunset St Mark’s Basin fills with thousands of illuminated boats decorated with flowers and balloons. Reflected in the water between the bobbing gondolas, the multicoloured explosions silhouette the city’s famous spires, domes and bell towers.