HISTORICAL REGATTA: An unforgettable day by gondola

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Italy

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A special gondola ride (1 hour and half) to take part to a parade of multicolored boats typical of the 16th century, with gondoliers in costume! During this amazing experience you will admire the ‘Corteo’ and the competition sitting on your gondola, jumping back into the sailor tradition of Venice. This kind of re-evocation will transport you through the waterways in the historical context of one of the most powerful Maritime Republics!
On Sunday, September 2d 2018, you will experience a colorful, picturesque and stunning sailors’ show which will enliven Venice’s waters; the most amazing fact is that you will observe it from your gondola!Your tour will start from the gondoliers private landing stage, sitting in the gondola you will follow the historical evocation all the way through the Grand Canal. Some stops in the Grand Canal are planned to offer you the special opportunity to admire the exclusive boats from a close distance.The origin of the “Regata Storica” goes back to 1489 when Caterina Cornaro, queen of Cyprus, abdicated and came back to her native land. For this historical reason the competition is preceded by a unique procession, the “Corteo Storico” – historical parade – remembering the entrance of the Queen in the city. In this parade gondoliers in costumes sail in characteristic 16th century boats, following the Bucintoro which was the Doge's state galley.

What’s included

  • Multilingual assistance for embarkation
  • Skip the line Gondola at your disposal for 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Leaflet with the history of Historical Regatta, the program of the day and the gondola itinerary

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Tips
  • Commentary