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A Parade Gondolas on The Grand Canal

We were lucky to be in Venice on the first Sunday of September. This is when the Regata Storica... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2019
Auburn, New York
A Highlight of Visiting Venice

The regatta is a collection of old and ceremonial boats, many with people in period costume that... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Venice was once one of Italy’s major maritime republics. This power and splendor are celebrated with decorated 16th century boats in the 'Voga alla Veneta' each September. Gondoliers in historical costumes recreate carrying the Doge and his wife up...more
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

We were lucky to be in Venice on the first Sunday of September. This is when the Regata Storica takes place. It is a parade that includes many beautiful and historic gondolas going down the Grand Canal. Many of its participants dress in historic costumes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The regatta is a collection of old and ceremonial boats, many with people in period costume that proceed down the Grand Canal prior to the annual gondola races. There is nothing quite like it, we enjoyed both the regatta and the races that followed.We paid...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This event is held during the first Sunday in September and it was a fortunate coincidence that we were in Venice for our honeymoon during this time. It is a fun & festive event--watching gondolas and other watercraft racing down the Grand Canal! Loved the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Renee L
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We are huge fans of this event, even arranging to be here in time to see it again for the 3rd time. It starts at the bottom of the Grand Canal and ends up at the bridge by the Ferrovia (railway station). It is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We were having a few days in Venice before a walking holiday in the Dolomites and by chance realised it was the Regata on our first day. We changed our plans which had been for a lazy day and having done some research on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tlnorman56
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We got to experience the Regata Storica while visiting Venice and it was just amazing! We had just arrived to port when it all started and got to finish it by the Canal.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We had heard that there would be a regatta and that depending on what time we were arriving we may be prevented from being dropped off at the hotel. Little did we realize what they were talking about. Luckily we arrived before the Regatta and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank risi59
Reviewed 26 September 2017

On our first day in Venice we were presented with an opportunity to witness the Regatta. A colorful and pageantry filled spectacle. Unique boats powered by men and woman with oars. We has a terrific spot perched on the roof of the Ca'Sagredo hotel.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank risi59
Reviewed 7 May 2017

find out the times and then find a cafe with outside seating and watch this spectacle of venetion life--go by. A truly nice event with the costumes and boats making a spectacle to remember

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank simon f
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The historic water parade takes place on the Grand Canal on the first Sunday in September each year. Crowds line every nook and cranny along the Grand Canal to watch the water pageant and races. We were able to find a small place between two...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Commandkat
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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district)
when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring
cars and buses close to the center of Venice.
Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking
Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes
with energy from travelers and students. Historic
palaces and former industrial buildings house some
departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
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