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Regata Storica.

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.
Every first Sunday in September, the festivities in Venice kick off with a parade of 16th century-style gondolas led by Bucintoro, the boat that represents La Serenissima (as Venice is also known). The procession recalls the warm welcome given by the city to the wife of the King of Cyprus in 1489 for renouncing her throne in favour of Venice, all participants don colourful period costumes.
The parade is followed by the finest gondoliers in the land as well as other skilled rowers who compete in four separate races. The youngsters race in boats called pupparini, women in mascerete, men in caoline, and expert gondoliers in gondolini, these are specially made for competition.
This colourful & exiting festival is watched by thousands of people from the banks, the floating stands & even from boats parked along the Canal.
I had the pleasure of sharing this experience with Paolo (paololg) Paola (paolina) Simonetta (BluSimo) I mustn’t forget my wife who showed an enormous amount of patience.

Thankyou all, I am now back home & miss you all, I am reminded of an old song by Diana Ross titled “My world is now empty without you”


Prima dello svolgimento della competizione, sfila una parata storica che ripropone gondole e imbarcazioni del XVI secolo guidate da abili gondolieri in abiti tradizionali. A capo della processione sfila il famoso Bucintoro, l’imbarcazione rappresentativa della Serenissima. La sfilata ricorda il benvenuto riservato a Caterina Corsaro, moglie del Re di Cipro, che rinunciò al trono in favore di Venezia.

Ho avuto il piacere di condividere questa esperienza con Paolo (paololg) Paola (Paolina), Simonetta (BluSimo) e non devo dimenticare mia moglie che ha mostrato un’enorme quantità di pazienza.

Grazie a tutti, ora sono a casa e sento la vostra mancanza, mi viene in mente una canzone vecchia cantata da Diana Ross intitolata "Il mio mondo è vuoto senza di te"

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