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- Posted:Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Book a hostel in Venice to witness a 'unique sport'
The spectacle is the main attraction in the rowing calendar, according to Venezia Marketing & Eventi, so it could be worth booking a hostel in Venice for.
Visitors should be able to witness a plethora of 16th-century style vessels careering down the river with gondoliers navigating their route.
The guides dress up in period garments and transport members of Venetian officialdom along the Grand Canal - and with the event taking place on September 5th it may be a good idea to book a Venice hostel as soon as possible.
In addition, the Campioni su Gondolini is the main race - of which there are four altogether - during the day.
This features small gondolas speeding along the canal to the finish line and ending up at a floating stage called the machina.
Other spectacles occurring throughout the extravaganza includes the twin-oared gondolini regatta, which will see competitors going past sights such as the Santa Lucia railway station and St Mark's Bay.
People who are feeling plush may like to splash their cash on attending the event from the Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogna.
This should include lunch at the Palazzo Grassi Cafe or on the terrace of the Punta della Dogana, which has been recently restored.
And those who wish to see the first women gondolier, who was appointed earlier this month, might find this spectacle to be a perfect excuse to book a cheap Venice hostel for.
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