In 1576, a terrible plague in Venice (during which Titian died) devastating the city and the region.
A temple was built, dedicated to Christ the Redentore, who is said to have saved Venice from the terrible epidemic.
A pilgrimage has taken place since, each year, the feast of the Redeemer in Venice.
A boat bridge is being built from the Zattere to the Church of Redentore, the Redeemer, on the Island of Giudecca.
Throughout the night, parties, dances and songs follow one another. For the Venetians, this feast of the Redeemer in Venice is more of a pilgrimage than a simple feast.