Venice’s Historical Regatta, this year with a new Initiative

Yes! For all the people who love Venetian traditions this is the right moment for coming in the city of Venice: as a matter of fact, the Historical Regatta of Venice comes back on 5th September 2010 in the lagoon of the so-called Serenissima.

This year there will be new initiatives: 20 seats will be available on the “Machina”, the structure placed on the Canal Grande that will host some great personages personally invited by Venice’s mayor. Such 20 seats will be available only for Venice citizens and will be selected by lot.

We think that’s a really good idea. The initiative has been called “Veneziani in platea” (“Venetians on stalls”) and it is organized in cooperation with the local newspapers (Il Corriere del Veneto, Il Gazzettino, La Nuova Venezia-Mestre) that on 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd August will publish a coupon that readers will have to fill in for taking part in the draw.

Well, if you are not Venetians you won’t have such an opportunity, but anyway we would like to shout good wishes to all Venetians who will take part in the competition!

The draw will take place on 3rd September at 12.00 pm in the city hall. Citizens will have the opportunity to watch, and the names of the lucky winners will be immediately published on the City of Venice’s official website.

The spirit of traditions in Venice is still in the heart of Venetians and their mayor, Giorgio Orsoni, who promoted this initiative: “The historical regatta maybe represents the most important moment in which habits and customs, traditions, proud and competition mix together in a unique event”.

Don’t miss such a wonderful sport event in the ancient city of Venice!

Further information about Venice are available on the travel guide to Venice www.aboutvenice.org

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