The rowboat racing event that occurs after the parade of the Historical Reggata on the Canal Grande is an important event for those who win because they ultimately become a part of Venetian history of the particular sport.
In the old days, everyone was able to participate in the rowing boat races held at the Historical Reggata in September on Venice’ Canal Grande, however now the races are only open to Venetian rowers. It would be a fun thing to do to watch this historical traditional event while on tour in Venice.
There are several things that happen in September in Venice if you would like to have an eventful trip in Italy. You can visit the Lido di Venezia which hosts the annual Venice Film Festival and on the first Sunday of that month, there is the traditional Historical Regatta occurring on the Grand Canal!
In the 12th century, trade in Venice was booming, so it was not just what was locally produced in the city that was served at the dinner table! You will notice many foreign herbs and spices used in traditional Venetian cuisine.