Historic Regatta 01.09.19

Historic Regatta of Venice – Grand Canal, Sunday September 1st 2019
The Historic Regatta takes place every year, the first Sunday of September. It’s one of the most spectacular, picturesque and catching events of Venetian life, capable of both charming the tourists and exciting the venetians.
The celebration commemorates the welcome given to Caterina Cornaro, wife of the King of Cyprus, in 1489 after she gave up her throne in favour of Venice.
It is a procession of 16th century style boats, with the famous Bucintoro, the boat representing the Serenissima, at its head.
Then comes the truecompetition. The spectators participate with shouts of encouragement during the sporting events.