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The Regata Storica 2019

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 a particulaly well-know 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 the most poweful Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean.
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.

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