Events in Venice and surroundings: detail

From May 27 2017 to May 28 2017

Festa della Sensa - The Marriage of the Sea

For over one thousand years, Venice has celebrated the anniversary of the marriage of the sea. A colorful procession of row boats invades St. Mark's Basin behind the Serenissima, the vessel that hosts the city's mayor and authorities. In a solemn ceremony, the mayor throws into the waters of the lagoon the ring that symbolizes fidelity to the sea. The origin of this ceremony is ancient and still today marks a great feast for Venice, with regatas of row boats, religious ceremonies and traditional arts and craft markets.

May 27th and 28th 2017
St. Mark's Basin

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