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Best things to do in Venice, Italy
Best things to do in Venice, Italy

Carnival of Venice

The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival. Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. You can rent costumes and masks and take part in its famous festival.

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Festa del Redentore in Venice

The Redentore is one of the Venetians' most treasured festivities, and is a tourist attraction thanks to the spectacular firework display. It falls on the third Sunday in July, when Holy Mass is held in the presence of the Patriarch, followed by a religious procession.

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Festa della Sensa

Venice is a city full of traditions. One of the more famous is the Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension) in which the wedding between the Duke, the former Governor of the Venetian Republic, and the Sea is represented in the so called Sposalizio del Mare.

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Regata Storica in Venice

The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta" calendar. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race.

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Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years (in odd years) in Venice. The Venice Film Festival is part of it, as is the Venice Biennale of Architecture, which is held in even years.

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Vogalonga

The Vogalonga is a non-competitive regatta which began in 1975, when a group of Venetians, in a protest against the damage caused by use of power boats in the historic city created this event. The Vogalonga 2014 will be on on Sunday, June 8th.

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