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A Highlight of Visiting Venice

The regatta is a collection of old and ceremonial boats, many with people in period costume that... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Hanover, Pennsylvania
Venetian Fun on the Grand Canal

This event is held during the first Sunday in September and it was a fortunate coincidence that we... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Renee L
Martinez, California
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Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This event is for the locals, by the locals that as a tourist you are privileged to share with them. This once a year, unique event is a treat for the eyes and ears and is such a treat for everyone, even the most jaded...More

17  Thank Lynda S
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Reviewed September 16, 2014

went to Venice first weekend of September. Knew that the first sunday of Sept they hold the famous regata in the Grand Canal. Booked 2 seats on a foating platform €60 each to watch the regata comfortably. The official site said all races would pass...More

10  Thank babuxkinu
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The regatta is a collection of old and ceremonial boats, many with people in period costume that proceed down the Grand Canal prior to the annual gondola races. There is nothing quite like it, we enjoyed both the regatta and the races that followed.We paid...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

This event is held during the first Sunday in September and it was a fortunate coincidence that we were in Venice for our honeymoon during this time. It is a fun & festive event--watching gondolas and other watercraft racing down the Grand Canal! Loved the...More

1  Thank Renee L
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We were having a few days in Venice before a walking holiday in the Dolomites and by chance realised it was the Regata on our first day. We changed our plans which had been for a lazy day and having done some research on the...More

1  Thank Trevor N
Reviewed February 10, 2018

We got to experience the Regata Storica while visiting Venice and it was just amazing! We had just arrived to port when it all started and got to finish it by the Canal.

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed September 26, 2017

On our first day in Venice we were presented with an opportunity to witness the Regatta. A colorful and pageantry filled spectacle. Unique boats powered by men and woman with oars. We has a terrific spot perched on the roof of the Ca'Sagredo hotel.

2  Thank Jerry R
Reviewed May 7, 2017

find out the times and then find a cafe with outside seating and watch this spectacle of venetion life--go by. A truly nice event with the costumes and boats making a spectacle to remember

2  Thank simon f
Reviewed January 27, 2017

The historic water parade takes place on the Grand Canal on the first Sunday in September each year. Crowds line every nook and cranny along the Grand Canal to watch the water pageant and races. We were able to find a small place between two...More

1  Thank Commandkat
Reviewed October 15, 2016

This city never fails to amaze and deliver it in spades. Our hotel had reserved two seats that offered unfettered views of canal spectacle while mingling with an exotic pot-pouri of internationals and lovely locals. The enthusiasm is palatable , building in gusto from 2.30...More

1  Thank Eli B
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Yes, it is hard to get a spot to view this fun day, but it is so fun! We knew this was going to be going on when we were in Venice and we knew we were going to try to find a spot to...More

Thank MamaShuk
Reviewed September 6, 2016

This event takes place on the first weekend in September(Sunday) The key to enjoying this event is a canal side seat on the route. Many Hotels will offer a canal side view. Do NOT hope to watch from a bridge the Police will stop you....More

2  Thank motherofthebride35
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Cheryl F
June 20, 2016|
Response from motherofthebride35 |
Hi Cheryl! I am going back to Venice this weekend in order to see the regatta again. It is WONDERFUL!) But my advise would be NOT to try to do it in a day at such great expense. They close all the bridges so you would need... More