Welcome to the “Su e Zo per i Ponti”!
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A unique event
Su e Zo (“Up and Down the Bridges” walk) is a spring event that involves thousands of people in a walk for solidarity around Venice alleys: young and not-so-young people, families, school groups, sport teams, all together in a day devoted to meeting, friendship and solidarity.
Every year different itineraries twist and turn through the less known areas of the city on the water, also touching its most famous landmarks. A day of sustainable tourism, respecting the city we are in, its art, its history, its real soul and its essence.
The catch phrase: «Full Joy!»
The catchphrase for 2019 refers to the spirit of joy and happiness distinguishing the “Up and Down the Bridges” walk right from the beginnings. Nevertheless, its deepest source of inspiration is to be found in the “Strenna 2019”, the message of the 10th Successor of Don Bosco, Rector Major of the Salesians Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, as a present to the whole Salesian Family; particularly, in the in the caption from the Gospel coming with it: «So that my joy may be in you and your joy may be full» (Jn 15,11). Joy not only intended as human and emotional perspective, but above all as “fullness of joy” and an action of grace in Jesus Christ.
Any earnings coming from the “Up and Down the Bridges” walk have always been offered to groups working in the educational or social fields, especially the Salesian missions around the world.
In 2019 they have been given to the Salesian community Iauaretê in Amazonas, Brasil.
The “Up and Down the Bridges” walk is a real day of celebration: several folk groups put on their performance either in Saint Mark’s square or in the smaller open spaces along the itinerary, creating a jubilation of colours and sounds that leave happy memories in everyone.
The event is promoted by the associations: TGS Eurogroup – A.Ge.S.C. (Associazione Genitori Scuole Cattoliche) – C.T.G. (Centro Turistico Giovanile) – ExAllievi Don Bosco – F.I.S.M. (Federazione Italiana Scuole Materne) – N.O.I. Associazione (Nuovi Oratori Italiani) – Salesiani Cooperatori – Associazione San Francesco della Vigna – with Patronage by Veneto Region, Metropolitan City of Venice, Venice City Council, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, UN World Tourism Organisation – in collaboration with Venice City Council, Office for Events Planning & Management / Traditions Safeguarding and Office for Tourism.