Posts Tagged ‘Canal Grande’

La regata delle Befane 2010

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

befana-apAt 11 a.m. on Epiphany, Thursday, January 6th, the 33rd  annual Regata delle Befane will be held on the “Canalazzo,” the Grand Canal. This is not an official Comune sporting event, but rather annual festivity organized by the historic Cannotieri Bucintoro (a rowing club founded in 1882).

REGATA STORICA Sunday September 5th 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

venezia_regata2010The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual “Voga alla Veneta” rowing calendar. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race.  Scores of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume carry the Doge, the Doge’s wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade.