The Festa della Sensa

The Festa della Sensa

The Festa della Sensa re-enacts aspects of the history of the Republic, its intimate relationship with the Sea and Venetian Rowing practice. It takes place in May and is the first important water festival of the year. Traditionally, the “Festa della Sensa”...
The Vogalonga

The Vogalonga

The Vogalonga is one of Venice’s main water festivals, a 32km non-competitive race for rowing boats; in the spirit of historical festivities. Every year, several thousands of participants take part in what can be described as a fun and exciting non competitive race....
The Regata Storica of Venice

The Regata Storica of Venice

The Regata Storica of Venice, is an important annual traditional event; featuring an historic water pageant and boat racing competitions. It is the main event in the annual “Voga alla Veneta”, rowing calendar and takes place every first Sunday of September...
Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Scala Contarini del Bovolo, situated at the courtyard side of the Palazzo Contarini; is Venice’s most impressive and admired spiral staircase. The name of this multi-arched structure is derived from the word “bovolo”, or “snail” and features alternating red cotto...
The Great Venetian Flood of 1966

The Great Venetian Flood of 1966

The Great Venetian Flood of 1966 was an unprecedented “acqua alta”, with waters peaking at 194 cm; making it the worst flood in its history. The post includes an illustrated diary, drawn from local reports and notes; of those few eventful days in early November 1966. ...

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