Help yourself to a slice of Venetian life circa 16th century at Regata Storica, the biggest boating event on Venice’s calendar.
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The festival isn’t all boating all the time. Check out the various concerts that take place along the Grand Canal.
The races aren’t just a guy thing; watch the fairer sex show what they’re made of during the Women’s Twin-Oared Mascarete Regatta.
Explore the islands
Come early or stick around for a couple days after Regata Storica is over and visit the Lagoon Islands. Find your own sealegs aboard the Vaporetto (ferry) and check out Murano for its famous glass or Burano for the colorful houses lining the canals.
If you’re coming from overseas or elsewhere in Europe, you’ll most likely be flying into Marco Polo Airport (VCE).
As with any major festival, it’s a good idea to reserve hotel rooms and flights well in advance, as things can get booked up quickly, and prices skyrocket closer to the date of the event. This is especially true for Italy in August!