The Historic Regatta


The Regata Storica (Historic Regatta) is a historical reenactment that features colorful 16th-century Venetian boats. The event is a reenactment of the visit to Venice by Caterina Cornaro, the Queen of Cyprus, which marked the beginning of the domination of that Mediterranean island by the Most Serene Republic.

The Procession, which takes place on the first Sunday of September every year, begins with the passage of the characteristic Bucintoro, the galley of state of the Venice Doges, followed by the Bissone, the fast, richly-decorated, war boats of the Venetian rowing clubs.

After the procession, there is a Venetian-style rowing competition, the highlight of the day. Spectators passionately follow the event crowded on the shore, in floating grandstands and on boats tied up along the Grand Canal, rooting for, and encouraging their favorites, while the multi-colored boats glide quickly past.

The Historic Regatta is one of the most spectacular and well-known holidays of Venice, which is able to enthrall and excite both tourists and Venetians.

Get ready and book your stay to see the beautiful, Historic Regatta

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