Feast of the Ascension
Venice wedding with the Sea
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 12TH
Venezia, Palazzo Ducale – Sala dello Scrutinio (admission at invitation)
Prize "Osella d'oro della Sensa 2018"
SUNDAY MAY 13TH
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
- Young rower's twin-oared pupparini regatta | Regatta organized by Associazione Agonistica di Voga Veneta
- Women’s twin-oared mascarete regatta
- 4 oars gondolas regatta
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
Saturday and Sunday May 12 – 13 at San Nicolò
10am-6pm Sensa Traditional Market
Crafts, bric-à-brac, literary and artistic works, books, non-profit associations and the unmissable Oil of the Olivicoltori Cooperative of Vetralla
10/11 minute-flight above Venice and the Lido with a helicopter service offered by Heliair helicopter service
departure from Nicelli airport with special prices for the Sensa festival
Sunday May 13
9am - 3rd step “La Porta del mare” Sensa Nordic walking organised by Nordic Walking Venezia Serenissima and LILT
9am- 11am Heliair service from Nicelli airport
opportunity for all the guests interested in following the event and the procession from up in the skies
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11am attendance to the Corte Dogale->the Doge’s Court, with 15 characters in costume, including 4 drums for the procession.
- after the Mass, there will be a small Procession from the Church of S. Nicolò to the Nicelli
- welcome activities (guests will have the opportunity to take a souvenir-photo)
11am – 5pm Candia’s Company of Musketeers
Re-enactment of a historical scenario of the seventeenth century with actors offering typical representations of the above-indicated historical period to the public.
4pm Activities and games for children (6-10 years)
organised by the Animatori del Grest della Comunità Pastorale del Lido di Venezia->the Grest Entertainers of the Parish Community of the Lido of Venice.
Bookings can be made at the Proloco Gazebo from Saturday, May 12 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org