Friday, August 20, 2010


Venice, Sunday 5th September 2010

The friends of the Honey House are organizing on Sunday 5th September, day of the great Venice Regata storica, an appropriate stage to be watching to the magnificent event, directly on a “bragozzo” (the typical fishing Venetian boat) docked in Gran Canal. The occasion is unique, for an event unique that has always embraced citizens and visitors alike. The first historical evidence dates from halfway through the XIII century and is linked to the "Festa delle Marie" (the Feast-day of the Marys), but it is probable that, in a city like Venice which has always been projected onto the sea, the regatta had earlier origins, dictated by the need to train rowing crews. Even now the Regata Storica is one of the most spectacular, picturesque and moving events of Venetian life, capable of both charming the tourists and exciting the locals. A historical procession commemorates the welcome given to Caterina Cornaro, wife of the King of Cyprus, in 1489 after she renounced 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 competition. The spectators participate with gusto and shouts of encouragement during the sporting events. EMBARKATION 1.00 pm, disembarkation 7.30 pm, 30 euro each one

Enrico ( - Casa del Miele - Bed and Breakfast Venezia Venice Venedig Venise Venecia (agriturismo, albergo, hotel, affittacamere, camere, alloggio, soggiorno, guesthouse, hostel, rooms)

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