The Historical Regatta
The atmosphere is very festive down by the water’s edge as you jostle with the crowds to get a better view. You can hear a distant cheer as the lead boat, the Bucintoro, carrying the Doge, his wife and the nobly dressed elders of the city, slowly comes into view. The glitter and sparkle of the sun on the surface draws your eye until the watery procession begins to pass and you marvel at the magnificent decorations of the 16th century style boats and their costumed occupants. Come along to feel part of something as grand and historic as Venice itself!