Feast of the Ascension
Each year Venice beckons millions of tourists attracted by world-famous events. The most prominent among these is the Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension). Tourists relive the age-old history of the Serenissima Republic and its intimate relationship with the Sea, and the customs and traditions of Venetian Rowing.
SATURDAY MAY 7TH
Venezia, Palazzo Ducale – Sala dello Scrutinio (admission at invitation)
Gemellaggio Adriatico with City of Florence (Adriatic Twinning)
Prize "Osella d'oro della Sensa 2016"
SUNDAY MAY 8TH
SENSA WATER PARADE
9.00am – Boats gather in the Basin of San Marco
9.30am – Departure of the water parade towards S. Nicolò del Lido
10.30am – Ceremony of the “Wedding with the Sea” in front of the Church of S. Nicolò del Lido
11.00am – Concert by Coro Serenissima in front of the curch San Nicolò del Lido
11.30am – Holy Mass at the church of S. Nicolò di Lido
Regattas of the Sensa
From 9.45am women’s twin-oared mascarete regatta
10.30 am Regatta on 4 oars gondolas
Regattas of the Rowing Season organized by the Municipality of Venice
Course of the regattas: Basin of San Marco - Riviera St. Nicolò, where to follow the prize-giving will take place
12.00 pm “Schie” and “Maciarele” regattas, at Bacino Idroscalo Isola di S.Andrea
Regatta organized by Coordinamento delle Associazioni Remiere di Voga alla Veneta, prize-giving at Certosa island
from 14.00 to 17.00 - S. Andrea island
Guided tours of the fortress of S. Andrea
Free shuttle from Certosa island to S. Andrea island
At 15.00 historical re-enactment by 1° Reggimento di Infanteria Veneto Real
Each year Venice beckons millions of tourists attracted by world-famous events. The most prominent among these is the Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension). Tourists relive the age-old...
The Sensa and the Querini Stampalia: one of the oldest Venetian celebrations through the history and the collections of one of the most important families of the Serenissima....