The Historical Regatta of the Maritime Republics
One of the most famous and fascinating historical commemoration. In June in Pisa.
The Historical Regatta of the Four Maritime Republics is one of the most famous and fascinating historical commemoration in Italy.
The historical event takes place in turn in the waters of one of the four Maritime Republics: Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa, Venice. In 2018 it was held in Genoa. This year it takes place in Venice during the weekend between may 31 and june 2, 2019.
Four crews of 8 rowers and a coxswain push the Galleons, that means identical boats of 11 meters decorated with the traditional colors of the four maritime cities: lightblue for Amalfi, red for Pisa, white for Genoa and the color green for Venice.
On the bow of the boat rises the figurehead, as in medieval galleys.
Before the official race the Gozzi (fishing boats) challenge one another. A weekend full of emotions and events.
In 2018 the winner was the crew of Genoa.