Feast of the Ascension
Venice wedding with the Sea
Every year millions of visitors came in Venice attracted by world-wide events. Among these stands out the Festa della Sensa, which, more than any other event, revives the thousand-year history of the Serenissima, its intimate relationship with the Sea and with the practice of Venetian rowing. The Gemellaggio Adriatico of 2019 was with the Cities OF Amalfi, Genoa and Pisa.
The program includes 3 days of celebrations that will culminate, Saturday 1 June, with the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics and Sunday 2 June with the water procession and the ceremony of the wedding of Venice with the sea.
SATURDAY MAY 23RD
Venezia, Palazzo Ducale – Sala dello Scrutinio ( admission at invitation)
11:00am Gemellaggio Adriatico (Adriatic Twinning).
To Follow the Prize Ceremony “Osella d’oro della Sensa 2020”
SUNDAY MAY 24TH
SENSA WATER PARADE
9.45am Boats gather in the Basin of San Marco
10.15am Departure of the water parade towards S. Nicolò di Lido
11.15am Ceremony of the “Wedding with the Sea” in front of the Church of S. Nicolò di Lido
12.00am Holy Mass at the church of S. Nicolò di Lido
Regattas of the Sensa - Regattas of the Rowing Season organized by the Municipality of Venice
Regattas of the Rowing Season organized by the City of Venice
Course of the regattas: Basin of San Marco – Riviera St. Nicolò, where the prize-giving will take place.