There are many things you can do in Venice with kids when you are on vacation in Italy especially in the month of September.
On the first Sunday, the Historical Regatta occurs on the Grand Canal featuring a historic parade as well as thrilling rowboat races!
There is also the Venice Film Festival that is held on the Lido di Venezia and you can get there by waterbus (vaporetto) or water taxi.
Witness the winner of the Historical Reggata become a part of Venetian history when you are in Italy on vacation in September.
The first Historical Reggata rowing boat race is the “Youngster Rowers” for men on pupparini boats with two oars.
The second race that you will witness if you attend this traditional event in Venice is the women’s race on the mascarete rowing boats.
After this comes the men’s race on heavy caorline rowing boats with six oars; these boats are no longer a part of the various boats used in Venice as these used to be used as a form of river transportation.
The last race of this Venetian event is the “Champions’ Race” which uses gondolini boats with two oars (these are similar to the gondola, however slimmer).
If you are visiting Italy, be sure to try a Tiramisu from the patisserie and dessert selections of any restaurant in the country; this sweet coffee treat is one of the most popular and ordered desserts in Europe.
There are so many restaurants to choose from in Venice when you want to have a traditional Venetian meal for dinner after a long day of sightseeing around the historic city. Order a fegato alla veneziana, which is liver sautéed with onions, olive oil and butter with a side of traditional polenta!
St Mark’s Square is one of the most famous historic sites in Italy and is visited by millions of tourists every year.
The power of Venice is reflected in the four large bronze horse statues on its main square, Piazza San Marco.
Much of Constantinople was vandalized and looted by the Venetian and West European Crusaders in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, known as the “Siege of Constantinople”. The Venetians had their revenge because of an incident in 1182 regarding the massacre of the Roman Catholics who were living in the Byzantine Empire.
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.