Sunday 7th September 2014: the spectacular Venice Historical Regatta.
Every year, on the first Sunday of September, the Historical Regatta
takes place along the most famous and enchanting canal
in Venice, the Grand Canal
. Dating back to the mid 13th century, it has become now one of the most spectacular and picturesque events in Venice tradition
, attracting every year thousands of tourists.
The most suggestive part of the event is certainly the procession along the Grand Canal
: hundreds of boats of the 16th century with their crew dressed in traditional costumes. Following the procession, four races divided in terms of age and type of craft. The best known and most exciting of these is the "Campioni su Gondolini
" race, where a series of small, sporting gondolas fly down the Grand Canal
until reaching the finish line at the famous "machina
", the spectacular floating stage located in front of Ca' Foscari palace
PROGRAMME OF THE HISTORICAL REGATTA
SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
HISTORICAL AND SPORT WATER PAGEANT: parade from St. Mark’s Basin along the Grand Canal by historical crafts with costumed crews, boats and gondolas of the Venetian rowing associations (Voga alla Veneta)
Maciarele and Schie regatta: two oared regatta on mascarete dedicated for children.
YOUNG ROWERS’ TWIN-OARED PUPPARINI REGATTA
Course: the Castello Gardens, St. Mark’s Basin, Grand Canal to finish at Ca’ Foscari.
WOMEN’S TWIN-OARED MASCARETE REGATTA
Course: the Castello Gardens, St. Mark’s Bay, Grand Canal, Rialto (around the paleto between Riva de Biasio and San Marcuola), and back down the Grand Canal to finish at Ca’ Foscari.
Garda Lake bisse regatta
Course: from Punta della Dogana to Ca’ Foscari
SIX-OARED CAORLINE REGATTA
Course: the Castello Gardens, St. Mark’s Bay, Grand Canal, Rialto (around the paleto in front of the Santa Lucia railway station), and back down the Grand Canal to finish at Ca’ Foscari.
, after the passage of caorline (match for third place) and 6.30 pm
, after the passage of gondolini (final), International Universities Boat Challenge.
Challenge on eight-oared galeoni boat by the crew of the Ca' Foscari and Iuav Universities of Venezia versus the teams of other Universities
Course: From Rialto to Ca’ Foscari
TWIN-OARED GONDOLINI REGATTA
Course: the Castello Gardens, St. Mark’s Basin, Grand Canal, Rialto (around the paleto in front of the Santa Lucia railway station), and back down the Grand Canal to finish at Ca’ Foscari
Don’t miss the most spectacular event in Venice, you can experience the Historical Regatta
comfortably seated on floating platform set up along the Grand Canal near Campo San Vio
in one of the most beautiful and spectacular points along the route.
Tickets are available online.
For further information visit the official website
of the event.