Sunday March 24, 2019

Regata Storica

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On the first Sunday of September, Venice celebrates one of its oldest and most glorious feasts: the historical regatta that annually since 1300, draws on the banks of the Grand Canal (decked to the nines with tapestries and damasks), a large crowd of Venetians and tourists. After the procession of colourful flotilla of luxurious boats "bissone", conducted by gondoliers in costumes of the fifteenth century, the race takes place in gondolini (2 places boats). The historical regatta, however, is far more than just a sport competition is a celebration of people, a celebration where the true protagonist is the gondola, a symbol of the soul and of the Venetian tradition.