The magical city of Venice is the perfect place to spend some days off. Traveling to the city of canals in September is not just extraordinary caused to the amazing weather but also to some great events.
71 st Venice International Film Festival: The 71st Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, takes place at Venice Lido from 27th August to 6th September 2014. It is the oldest international film festival in the world. Since the festival was founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 as the "Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica", it has taken place every year in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy.
This year the Festival began 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.
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Regata Storica: Sunday 7th September The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta". This unique type of 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 boats. 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 enjoy the Regata Storica sitting comfortably 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 as well as all the regattas.
Visit Piazza San Marco: This is a place where local citizens come together. It is located between the Doge's Palace and the Jacopo Sansovino's library, and it holds several buildings as well as some important monuments e.g. the Basilica San Marco, which is located in the east of the square.
As a remark to Napoleon, the square is famously named the "drawing room of Europe". It is the only one in Venice which is officially called "Piazza", all the other squares are called "Campi".
Don´t miss the opportunity! See all these sights in one square!
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