The Luna Hotel Baglioni, the perfect setting for the traditional Feast of the Redeemer
Friday 16, July 2010
The Luna Hotel Baglioni, the beautiful Venetian Hotel of the Baglioni Collection, looks forward once again to celebrating the most loved feast of Venetians. The hotel will be opening the doors of its spacious terraces overlooking St. Mark’s Basin during the traditional firework display on the evening of July 17th, 2010.
The event will have the following programme:
- 8.00 pm. Welcome cocktail in the Sala Caminetto,
- A Gala Dinner to be held in the Marco Polo Ballroom under frescoes painted by pupils of Giambattista Tiepolo. During dinner entertainment will be provided by singers and musicians from a repertoire of both classical and popular music.
- 11.30 pm dessert buffet served on the terraces of the Grand Lagoon Suites.
The main dishes on the menu will be Prawn tails with melon, honey, chilli pepper and peach aromatic vinegar; Sliced “Mallard” duck breast as per our Redeemer’s tradition; Risotto with saffron, zucchini flowers and scampi; Black ravioli with spinach, ricotta cheese in a spider crab sauce.
Rate of the Redeemer Feast at the Luna Hotel Baglioni is 290,00 Euro per Person. Children under the age of 12 years receive a 50% discount on the rate.
“This is the fifth special celebration event for the Feast of the Redeemer to be held at the Luna Hotel Baglioni following the success of this event in past years, with our foreign, Italian and Venetian guests, who have sincere and enthusiastic love for this ancient feast” – said Maurizio D'Este, General Manager of the Luna Hotel Baglioni. “As the oldest hotel in Venice, we will offer a wonderful viewing point from our terraces overlooking the lagoon to those who wish to enjoy the spectacle along with a traditional, fabulous dinner”.
The Feast of the Redeemer celebrates the day in the 16th century, when the Church of the Redeemer on the Giudecca island was consecrated, as a votive offering for the city's liberation from the plague. A bridge of boats was constructed then to allow the Doge to walk from St. Mark’s to Giudecca Island. After five centuries, the tradition is still reenacted every year on the third Sunday of July, and one of the most evocative moments is the spectacular firework display the night before, which fills the lagoon with colour and light.
The Luna Hotel Baglioni belongs to the Baglioni Hotels Collection, created in 1973 and which today has 12 properties in Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome, Venice and Punta Ala), France (Aix-en-Provence, Champillon-Epernay, Saint Paul de Vence, Mirambeau-Bordeaux, Bort L'Etang Auvergne) and UK (London).
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