The great Gondola race
Venice as it was meant to be seen
The gondoliers of Venice are world-famous. But what happens when they get the urge to race? Why, the Vogalonga!
Each May, the finest polers, rowers—and even dragon-boaters!—of Venice gather for a 30 km sprint up the Grand Canal and to the Lagoon and back. On regatta-day, motorboats are forbidden in the city, so visitors can see Venice as it was meant to be seen: by human-powered watercraft.
Come join us for this special weekend, when the Venetians’ pay tribute to their watery city. Well even throw in a round at Golf Venezia, the world’s only gondola-accessible course!