about venice in words & pics, with and without my 9-year-old son
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Festa di Sant' Antonio at S. Francesco della Vigna
I'm sorry to say that I missed the solemn procession with the wooden statue of Sant' Antonio this evening, but every other part of tonight's festivities was truly marvelous. San Francesco della Vigna is a wonderful church in an extremely interesting part of town, and this festa is worth noting on your calender if you're in town. Proof that not everything in Venice is oriented toward the tourists.
A parish band greeted churchgoers as they left mass
The evening was capped off with a contemporary commedia dell' arte