Vogalonga Regatta 2024

6:00am 18 May - 6:00pm 19 May, 2024
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Venice, Italy

Vogalonga Regatta 2024: Row, row, row your boat to one of the most memorable watersport events of the year

Started in 1974 in Venice, Italy this world-famous regatta is still organized every single year. Along these years of success of this event, the Vogalonga Regatta has now become an important tradition. Rowers from all over the world travel to the floating city of Venice to be a part of this exciting event. Anyone can row in this event, in any style of rowboat!

‘Call it a carnival parade of rowers or a watersports event, it is a fun-filled gala like no other, held in the city of water itself.’

Your experience at the Vogalonga Regatta 2024

The regatta is a race of dragon boats and people of all cultures and backgrounds will be competing in the spirit of fun, and only fun! The Vogalonga Regatta is a non-competitive race, so it’s better to call it a get-together of rowers from across the five oceans.

With the air full of nothing but good-spirited fun, the rower’s teams sing songs to cheer them on and enjoy the entertaining day. Despite it not being a race, the spectators’ thunderous applause shows the crowd’s energy, enthusiasm, and love for the sport.

Even though this event is only one day a year, people seem to be very excited about the Vogalonga Regatta. The spirit of rowers is a great opportunity to see Venice as a river with thousands of boats. In 2007 it was the highest record with 5,600 participants and over 1,500 boats.

Best views of the Vogalonga Regatta

The rowing regatta stretches across 32 kilometers of Venice canals. As per tradition, the route is going to begin from Bacino of St. Mark and then goes past the Plazzi of the Grand Canal.

Winding through lagoon islands, the rowers return back to Venice and end up at Punta Della Dogana at the finish of the regatta.

Things to do in Venice

There are many things to do in Venice. During the daytime visit St. Mark’s Square, also known as Piazza San Marco.

There are some famous coffee shops there, where you can enjoy tea or coffee while appreciating the splendid architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica and the famous Doge’s Palace.

When visiting Venice, Rialto Bridge is a must-see. An exquisite bridge with an arch, 3 walkways and 2 rows of shops makes for a very scenic and romantic view.

Of course, be sure to go for a gondola ride in the canals of Venice, serenaded with traditional Italian songs. 

There are many restaurants in Venice offering delectable Italian specialties.

Risotto and ceviche are considered famous dishes of Venice. Ask locals where to find these authentic dishes cooked to perfection. If you want to try the finest wine, Enoteca Al Volto, the oldest wine bar in Venice, is the perfect place for it.

Where to stay in Venice

We recommend you stay at an affordable hostel, motel, or B&B (Bed and Breakfast) in Venice as you will be spending your whole day exploring the city anyway. Head to the map below for any accommodation close by.

How to get around Venice

Explore the city as much as you can. It is full of enchanting architecture and natural beauty everywhere you look. Explore the historic side of Venice by strolling down the streets and observing the preserved architecture of the past.

Vaporetto is a very famous ferry in Venice that takes people from bus stop to bus stop on the water. It is also a great way to commute. Check the schedules and times online or you can find them posted all over the city.

Vogalonga Regatta 2024 Dates

The next Vogalonga Regatta will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024. 

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  1. How do i get a ticket for the finishing area of the dragon boat race on sunday 19th May as my sister is in the race? I cant find anything on the websie?

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