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Venice Vogalonga 2018

Where:   Venice, Italy
When:    Sunday, May 20, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
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The naval review Vogalonga is held, yearly, in Venice on the Pentecost Day. The Vogalonga which started in 1975 by the local rowing clubs as a protest against the wash and the waves created by the ever increasing number of motor boats in the city and the lagoon. More than 400 boats in various kinds and sizes from 50 Venice's clubs and private boats from all over the world participate in this wonderful event.
The Vogalonga  naval review is not a contest. The participants get attendance certificates graded according to different categories. Due to the numerous visitors during the Vogalonga and the high demand accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
The Vogalonga is held on the Pentecost Day which according to Venice's tradition is connected to the symbol marriage of the Doge (noble man in ancient Venice) to the sea.
The naval review course length is 30km (18 mails). It crosses the Lagoon to the Burano Island and twists it way back through Cannaregio to the end point in the Grand Canal.
The boats gather in St. Mark's Basin and the enormous crowd enjoys the sight of the beautiful colorful boats at the time they leave and when they come back.
Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY. Get Immediate confirmation by email.

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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Thanks for putting into effect some of the corrections to your original information (which is not that published above). Just one little point, however . the Vogalonga and the tradition of...Read full review
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Hello  - just wanted to clear a few points about the Vogalonga. 1. It has nothing to do with the traditions of the middle ages. 2. The regatta held on the Ascension day is a...Read full review
Event related information
Admission fee:
Comitato Organizzatore Vogalonga
S.Marco, 951 - 30124 Venezia
Phon: +39 0415210544
Fax: +39 0415200771

Venice travel information
Dialing code: 41
Longitude: 12.32667°
Latitude: 45.43861°
Italy information address: Ente Nazionale Italiano per il Turismo (ENIT), Or Rome Tourist office Phone: +39 06 67104526
Tourist website:

Italy country details
Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia.
Capital: Rome
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +39
Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).

Italy background and overview:
Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]