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The Sensa Feast-Day

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

bucintoro1The enchantment of the city’s marriage to the sea is back

Sunday 5th June 2011

Every year Venice attracts millions of visitors to events that are famous the world over. The Festa della Sensa, is one of the city’s best known festivals that bring to life its thousand year history and its close ties to the sea and the art of “Voga alla Veneta” rowing.

Festa della Sensa 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

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 .

Festa della Sensa