Venice Events: San Servolo Summer Fest 26-27 July
Today we want to give you a little head up on a very interesting event happening next weekend in San Servolo, a beautiful island at 10 minutes from Venice.
The festival is called San Servolo Summer Fest and will happen on the 26th and 27th of this month, and will celebrate ten years of the “San Servolo Servizi” that made this little island a beautiful spot in the Venetian lagoon.
The festival will start at 5 pm on the 26th and will host a long list of events.
- Saturday at 9.30 pm concert Grupo Compay Segundo da Buena Vista Social Club, a 9 piece band that performs amazing latin/cuban jazz.The entrance is at 20.30 and ticket price is 12€ including aperitif. After the concert, DJ set.
- Sunday at 9.30 pm concert Andrea Dessì Trio & Raquel Martinez. Andrea Dessì guitarist and composer with spanish Raquel plus drums and accordion playing flamenco, argentinian tango and portoguese fado. No ticket needed.
Several food options:
- Local food and drinks stands: bread and salame, wine, cheese and fruits.
- Dinners available, only with reservation, in the patio at 8pm. Dinner by Dogaressa catering, fish menu at 38€ per person, including access to the concerts. For reservations email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Italian Buddy wouldn’t recommend these dinners and the price is not so cheap.. it’s up to you)
- Saturday fried fish with polenta and wine 15€ per person. Reservations at email@example.com (this sounds better already)
- Self-service stands at 11€ per person
Boat races (regate):
- Saturday 6pm, “regata di vela al terzo”, traditional venetian boats
- Sunday 6.30pm, arrival of “regata delle caorline”, that starts at the islands of Poveglia.
- Activities for kids on both days from 6pm to 8.30pm.
- Guided visits of the island
- Art exhibitions
Official pamphlet (only in italian.. as usual) here.
How to reach San Servolo:
From S.Zaccaria – Monumento stop near San Marco (a little bit further after Palazzo Ducale). Vaporetto n° 20 takes 10 minutes. Timetable here.
From train station by boat: Vaporetti 1,51,82 direction “Lido”, stop at San Zaccaria. Then Vaporetto n° 20 for San Servolo.