Held at St Mark's Square in Venice on 25th April, watch the gondola regatta and procession to the basilica in honour of Venice's Patron Saint. The finish point of the regatta is next to St. Mark's Pier.
The summer season in Cavallino is started with a bang with the ‘Sagra dea Sparasea’ asparagus festival held annually on the 1st May. The delicacy is proudly displayed and sampled and concerts, parades, horses and markets accompany the festival.
The Vogalonga is a famous rowing race that began in 1975 and takes place on Pentecost Sunday. Each year more than 400 boats take part, with entrants from over 50 Venetian rowing clubs, as well as people from all over the world; in the past these have included a Chinese crew in a dragon boat and a local resident who has twice swam the entire course of the race! The race starts and finishes in St Mark's Basin, with the course taking the rowers across the lagoon to Burano Island and back through Cannaregio. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
The Pellestrina Regatta is one of the 120 regattas of the Venetian rowing season, and coincides with the colourful feast of the Madonna dell'Apparizione. Spectators can enjoy all the action from the luxury of the shore of the island.
One of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer! The 13km stretch of coastline at Cavallino Treporti is lit up by thousands of fireworks making this the longest firework display in the world. An incredible breathtaking spectacle enjoyed by over 200,000 visitors each year.