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Festa della Sensa Venezia

Feast of the Ascension

Lo sposalizio del mare torna ad incantare

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

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Feast of the Ascension

from 07 Mayo 16 to 08 Mayo 16
Location: 
Bacino di San Marco
Lido di Venezia
Church of San Nicolò - Lido
Blue Moon Beach
Price: 
Free

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Location: 
Querini Stampalia Foundation
Price: 
Free

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Location: 
Church of San Nicolò - Lido
Price: 
Free

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Location: 
Lido di Venezia
Price: 
Free

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Location: 
Lido di Venezia
Price: 
Free

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