The first time the Historical Regatta occurred on the Grand Canal of Venice was in 1315; originally, it was organized by the republic to celebrate the victories of the militia and to honour the celebrities. Nowadays, it is held on the first Sunday of September every year and is made up of two parts including a parade and rowboat racing.
This would be an exciting event to watch when on vacation in Venice especially for children!
The Canal Grande of Venice, also known as Canalasso, is the main canal of the city. When you decide to take a tour on the sea using one of the tour boats or gondolas, you will be on the Grand Canal witnessing the most beautiful sights and scenes Venice has to offer.
If you are looking for a peaceful place to visit in Europe, then plan a trip to Murano Island in Venice, Italy with the family and be sure to visit one of its glass factories where you can watch an interesting and mind-blowing demonstration of glass-making, which is what the island is known for.
It is rather difficult for the gondolier to row the gondola around and across the canals in Venice! This is why they need to receive training as well as take an exam in order to receive their license to take these lovely visitors around the island.
In 1182, there was the “Massacre of the Latins” (Roman Catholics) in Constantinople in the former Byzantine Empire. The Venetians had their revenge in 1204 against the city during the Fourth Crusade (The Siege of Constantinople) where the capital of the Byzantine Empire suffered much destruction and wreckage by the Western European Crusaders as well as the Venetian Crusaders.