Aug 27 2014
Venice is always a magical place to spend some amazing days. Traveling to the city of canals in September is not just extra special because of the amazing weather but also because of the great events.
71 st Venice International Film Festival: The 71st Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run on Venice Lido from 27th August to 6th September 2014. It is the oldest international film festival in the world. Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 as the "Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica", the festival has since taken place every year in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy.
This year the Festival has begun with a screening of "Birdman”, directed by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director.
Find more information about the 71 st Venice International Film Festival Screening Theatres
Regata Storica: Sunday 7th September The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta" and the unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years. Originally the Venetian regata has always consisted of various races with different kinds of boat, today, the most popular race is the gondolini regatta.
On the day of the “Regata Storica”, St Mark’s Bay and the Grand Canal are packed with boats of every shape and size, filled with loudly cheering, local supporters. You can attend the Regata Storica comfortably seated on the uncovered floating stalls set up along the Grand Canal near Campo San Vio. The floating platform is set in one of the most beautiful and spectacular points along the route, and allows to attend the historical water pageant and all the regattas.
Visit Piazza San Marco: This is a meeting place for Venetian citizens. It is located between the Doge's Palace and the Jacopo Sansovino's library and holds several buildings and important monuments as the Basilica San Marco, which is located at the east of the square.
As a remark to Napoleon, the square is famously named as the "drawing room of Europe". This square is the only square which officially is called "Piazza". All other squares in Venice are called "Campi".
Don´t miss the opportunity and see the major sights in one square.
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