The Regata Storica: a week end in Venice
The Regata Storica is still one of the most extraordinary, picturesque and involving moments of the city, both for tourists and Venetian people. The Regata Storica, taking pace the first Sunday of September, is the most important date in the annual calendar of the Voga alla Veneta (Venetian rowing), a unique discipline practiced in the lagoon of Venice since ages.
Today it is even more spectacular tank to the famous historic parade preceding the competitions: dozens of coloured boats of the 15th century and gondoliers in costume who carry the Doge, his wife and the highest offices of the Venetian Bench in a faithful reconstruction of the glorious past of one of the most powerful maritime republics of the Mediterranean Sea. Brilliant Wedding Venice organizes a convivial weekend with a ringside seat to admire the spectacular Regata Storica.
Weekend with overnight stay in a city centre hotel
Saturday (first Saturday of September) at 2:00 p.m. - Piazza San Marco Tour
We meet in Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) and we start the sightseeing of the wonderful city of Venice with the square and its wonderful palaces. Walking in this open-pit museum, our guide will carry you from the external places of Piazza San Marco: Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), Sansovino’s Library, the belltower, the Clock Tower, the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sights) and the adjacent prisons.
Our guide will also carry you into the Basilica di San Marco (St Mark’s Basilica),unveiling all its fascinating history. You will be astonished by the wonderful mosaics which cover a surface of 4000 m2: their reflections transform the complex architecture into a unique scenery.
At 5:00 p.m. – Gondola Tour
We organize a wonderful trip which starts from Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) and goes all along the Canal Grande (Grand Canal). You will admire both the lagoon landscape, with a unique historical and architectural background, and the most hidden corners of the city which deserve to be enjoyed.
At 7:00 p.m. – Venetian dinner in a typical restaurant
Dinner in a typical Venetian restaurant a few steps from Piazza San Marco (St mark’s Square), tasting typical Italian food and wine.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m. – Regata storica
The Regata Storica begins with the boats parade at about 3:30 p.m. from the Bacino di San Marco (St Mark’s Basin) and then goes all along the Canal Grande (Grand Canal). We’ll book a seat for you in the floating stands or in a boat on the Canal Grande, so that you can follow the coloured boats competing and support your favourite boat one.