Regata delle Befane Special Event Every year in January

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Every year on a day in January, Italians celebrate the Epiphany with the Regata delle Befane in Venice. Five Venetian seniors are chosen to race the Regata delle Befane through the Canal Grande from S.Toma to Rialto... ... read more

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Regata delle Befane Description

Every year on a day in January, Italians celebrate the Epiphany with the Regata delle Befane in Venice. Five Venetian seniors are chosen to race the Regata delle Befane through the Canal Grande from S.Toma to Rialto.

The racers, elaborately dressed in colorful traditional Epiphany costumes, speed along the canal aboard Venetian boats called mascareta. The Regata delle Befane must be won with only one oar, and each year’s winner is awarded with a victory flag, kicking off the new sailing season.

The Regata delle Befane is free to watch and all ages are invited to enjoy this traditional Venetian Epiphany celebration. After watching the race, enjoy holiday culinary customs at the restaurants and cafés nearby in Venice.

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