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History and sport race together down the Grand Canal

Sunday 6th September 2009

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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. An unforgettable sight and a true reconstruction of the glorious past of one of most the powerful and influential Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean. The Regata Storica dates back centuries, probably as far back as the mid thirteenth century when the Serenissima needed to train the crews of its huge navy in the art of rowing.
Today there are four races divided in terms of age and type of craft. The best known and most exciting of these is the "Campioni su Gondolini" race, where a series of small, sporting gondolas fly down the Grand Canal to the finishing line at the famous "machina", the spectacular floating stage located in front of the Ca' Foscari palace.


PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER
6.00 pm, Campo della Salute
Blessing of the gondolini
At 5.45 pm performance by Coro Serenissima


SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER

3.00-5.00 pm
concert performance by Banda del Circolo Ricreativo e Culturale di Tessera
In front of Santa Lucia Railway Station

3.15 pm
Historical water pageant: a parade of boats with crews in period costume along the Grand Canal
Sport water pageant
Gondola parade
, with specially decorated wedding, charter, traghetto and funeral gondolas
Course: from St. Mark's Bay all the way down the Grand Canal.

Four-oared gondola regatta

Maciarele
regatta, for young rowers up to 13 years of age, from San Stae to Ca' Foscari

4.45 pm

Young rowers' twin-oared pupparini regatta.
Course: the Castello Gardens, St. Mark's Bay, Grand Canal, Rialto (around the paleto in front of the Banca d'Italia), and back to finish at Ca' Foscari.

5.05 pm
Women's twin-oared mascarete regatta.
Course: the Castello Gardens, St. Mark's Bay, Grand Canal, Rialto (around the paleto between Riva de Biasio and San Marcuola), and back down the Grand Canal to finish at Ca' Foscari.

Garda lake bisse regatta: from Punta della Dogana to Ca' Foscari

5.30 pm
Six-oared caorline regatta.
Course: the Castello Gardens, St. Mark's Bay, Grand Canal, Rialto (around the paleto in front of the Santa Lucia railway station), and back down the Grand Canal to finish at Ca' Foscari.

1st round Venice Universities Boat Race: an eight-oared galeoni regatta with student crews from the two Venetian universities, Ca' Foscari and IUAV, in two rounds of 720 m, from the Rialto Bridge to Ca' Foscari

6.00 pm

Twin-oared gondolini regatta.
Course: the Castello Gardens, St. Mark's Bay, Grand Canal, Rialto (around the paleto in front of the Santa Lucia railway station), and back down the Grand Canal to finish at Ca' Foscari.

2nd round Venice Universities Boat Race: an eight-oared galeoni regatta with student crews from the two Venetian universities, Ca' Foscari and IUAV, in two rounds of 720 m, from the Rialto Bridge to Ca' Foscari

8.00 pm
Spiritual Concert "Tribute to Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cipro": Church of St. Salvador, Rialto


ATTENDING THE REGATA STORICA ON THE PLATFORM OF SAN TOMA'

Venezia Marketing & Eventi offers you to attend the Regata Sttorica comfortably seated on the platform set up near Campo San Toma'. The tribune, set in one of the most beautiful and spectacular route along the Grand Canal, allows you to see every regatta passing twice in front of you (before and after the tour of "paleto"), and of course the historical parade and other events, with perfect view on the finishing line in front of Ca 'Foscari and the "machina". 


Prices:
Non-residents in the Municipality of Venice:
Full: Euro 40.00
Boys 10/18 years: Euro 20.00
Children under 10 free, with no seat assignment and accompanied by an adult.

Residents of the City of Venice:
Full: Euro 20.00
Boys 10/18 years: Euro 10.00
Children under 10 free, with no seat assignment and accompanied by an adult.

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