Golden Italian Summer

July brings with it the vivid heat of the golden Italian summer, but here in Venice our fortunately positioned islands benefit from the natural breezes circulating over her ever-moving lagoon waters. We are also very fortunate at the BAUER Hotels to be able to have

abundant outdoor spaces –  the large Terrace and Canale Bar, the water-view restaurant De Pisis and our Settimo Cielo seventh floor patio and the gardens of the Palladio Hotel and Spa Resort-which we have to share with you, for refreshing moments in a haven of calm and luxury.

The festivities start on Saturday 20th July, with a myriad of boats of all shapes and sizes flooding in to the lagoon to making merry, and a banquet of local foods is set up along the frontage of Giudecca. In an engineering feat which can only be seen to be believed, a votive pontoon bridge set up in the preceding days on barges floating in the open water between Zattere and Il Redentore, to be inaugurated by the Mayor (standing in for the historic Doge) and church heads including the red-robed Patriarch. Next, the notables of Venice follow the example of Jesus (the Redeemer himself) and literally walk-on-water over the lagoon to celebrate Mass inside his Church. Its a very moving ceremony, and you too are also able to join the procession if you would like to.