It seems so odd to see vehicles such as these TV outside broadcast ones in Venice but there is an historical regatta on the first Sunday in September which gets good coverage.
‘The Regata Storica is one of the most spectacular and moving events of Venetian life, capable of both charming the tourists and exciting the locals.
A historical procession of 16th-century-style boats commemorates the welcome given to Caterina Cornaro, wife of the King of Cyprus, in 1489 after she renounced her throne in favour of Venice.
Then comes the competition. Multi-coloured boats speed past thousands of spectators, crowded along the banks, or in the floating stands, or in one of the boats moored along the Canal. Many different competitions take place within the Regata Storica: the champions regatta in gondolini, the regatta in caorline, the women’s regatta in mascarete, the young rowers’ regatta in pupparini.’