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).
The Canal Grande of Venice, also known as Canalasso, is the main canal of the city. When you decide to take a tour on the sea using one of the tour boats or gondolas, you will be on the Grand Canal witnessing the most beautiful sights and scenes Venice has to offer.
There is a strange mask you might encounter during the fun event known as the Carnival of Venice while you are on your trip in Italy that is strapless with no lips or mouth hole known as the moretta mask. This mask was traditionally worn by patrician women in order to conceal their identity.
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!