Lonely Planet Writer

Vogalonga in Venice

What: Vogalonga boat race
Where: Venice
When: 12 June 2011

Venice is a city that conjures thoughts of canals and water-borne vessels, and you’ll see plenty of both during the Vogalonga boat race.

On 12 June, over 1000 rowing boats will meet at St Mark’s Basin and prepare to begin a 30km circuit passing St Helen Island, Burano and back to the finish line at Punta della Dogana.

Serious competitors can complete the route in around two hours, while those participating for fun usually take around five.

Vogalonga promises to be a memorable day out, whether you want to take part or simply watch from dry land.

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