Historical Regatta is the most important and known regatta in Venice. It’s held every year the first Sunday of September, and this year will be the 6th!!! The actual event was born in 1841 when the Venice and the Venetians asked the permission to the Austrian authorities (at that time Venice was Austrian!!!) to organize a race through the Grand Canal. They wanted to keep trained and “alive” the honor and strength of the gondoliers. Starting from 1866, the Regatta became also a celebration of the past Serenissima Republic. And in 1899 became finally the HISTORICAL Regatta.
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Set in the prestigious rooms of the Doge’s apartment in Palazzo Ducale, the exhibition “THE SERENE PRINCE. HISTORY AND STORIES OF THE DOGES AND DOGARESS ”
This is a comprehensive view about the historical evolution of the city of Venice, through paintings, sculptures, coins and various other items of artistic and historical interest.
The celebrations for the Madonna della Salute was established in memory of a terrible plague, that hit Venice during 1630-31 biennium, and the subsequent vow by the Doge to obtain the intercession of the Virgin Mary.
The 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.
The history of this event started in a long distant past, the 9th May 1000!!!
Festa della Sensa (Ascension Day) relieve the history of Venice and its intimate relationship with the Sea celebrating two very important happening. The first is the 9th May 1000 when Doge Orseolo fought against the Slav to protect the Dalmatians and the second is when in 1177 doge Sebastiano Ziani, the Pope Alessandro III and Federico Barbarossa signed an peace Treaty.
To remember this events the Wedding with the Sea took well deserved place in the history of the city.
This year (as from 1965) Festa Della Sensa will take place Sunday 16th May with a very interesting program that will go beyond a classic re-evocation. in addition to the classical water parade and the venetian Style rowing race we will have a Doge’s procession in Saint Mark’s Square, a Sensa Market at the church of San Nicolò at Lido and the Fort of Sant’Andrea Parade.
For a complete program and detailed information check the official site www.sensavenezia.it .
From March 06th to April 05th 2010, in Venice for the first time, by the Monumental Rooms of the National Library Marciana the public exposure of Venetian “Oselle” the collection belong to the Banca Popolare di Vicenza, it is the unique existing complete collection of the precious Doge’s coins.
The Oselle were the ancient coins that the Doge gifted to noble families of the Serenissima every years, in substitution of the traditional present of the ducks ( Oselle means ducks in Venetian dialect ). This ancient tradition since 1521 up to the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797.
The ancient coins are considered among the most important in the world for beauty, iconography and historical importance, they represent centuries of history of the Venetian Republic, an occasion that can’ t be missed for all those people that love numismatic and history.
Very interesting it is the presence of rare samples such as: the Oselle Doppie and the Oselle d’Oro minted to celebrate exceptional events and illustrious guests of the Republic and the very rare Osella of the Doge Andrea Gritti, minted in 1523 and world-famous in only one sample guarded in Vienna before the Banca Popolare of Vicenza bought it to complete its collection.
The schedules of the show will be the following:
Form the 06th of March to the 05th of April 2010 everyday from 10.00 to 17.00 at the Sale Monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, entry from Museum Correr, Napoleonic Wing in St. Mark Square.
Ticket: “I MUSEI DI PIAZZA SAN MARCO” € 12.00 (disc. €6.50), cumulative ticket for all the Civic Museums of San Marco Square: Palazzo Ducale, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Sale Monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
Yesterday the restoration of one of seven Doge Palace’s fireplaces finished!
This one (restored with the finantial contribution of Luciano Marsilli owner of “le Maschere” and “La Vecia Cavana”) has been made between 1486 and 1492 by Lombardo for Doge Agostino Barbarigo. It’s a beautifull example of venetian sculpture of the period, it looks like a lace!!! On the back of the fireplace we can now admire the image of a salamander (half reptile and half fire): it was hided under many layers of painting!
The restoration was under the control of Soprintendenza, who appreciate the job of the artisans involved. Also the Mayor of Venice has been happy of the results.
These restoration ar part of the project “Veneziani x Venezia”: everyone can now finance the restoration of public treasures of Venice! For more information you can check fondacovenezia.org .