VENICE, ITALY - JULY 18:  Major of Venice  Luigi Brugnaro at the opening for the Redentore Celebrations on July 18, 2015 in Venice, Italy. Redentore , which is in remembrance of the end of the 1577 plague, is one of Venice's most loved celebrations. Highlights of the celebration include the pontoon bridge extending across the Giudecca Canal, gatherings on boats in the St. Mark's Basin and a spectacular fireworks display.  (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)