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Venice hosts its “Regata Storica” — the Historic Regatta — the first Sunday of September.
It’s the major event included in the Venice’s “Voga alla Veneta” rowing calendar drawing thousands of spectators to to the banks of Canal Grande.

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A spectacular historical water pageant precedes the race with 16th century-style boats — driven by gondoliers wearing historic costume — carrying the Doge, the Doge’s wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade.

The Regata Storica dates back centuries, probably as far back as the mid thirteenth century.
Today the regatta consists of four separate competitions of which the most enthralling is the “Campioni su Gondolini” race.

When: Sep 5, 2010 (annual)
Where: Venice (Canal Grande)
Programme and details of “Regata Storica” are avalaible at http://www.regatastoricavenezia.it .


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