An Italian vacation would not be complete without a stop in Venice to admire the intricate canal system that runs through the city. Rightly so the venetian canals have long been revered for their charm, as well as their efficient method of transport. This is why the first Sunday in September locals and visitors alike revel in a historical tradition dating back to 1315 celebrating the political and economical greatness of Venice on the seas, as well as the sport of rowing at The Venice Historical Regatta
. This day-long event begins with a colorful procession of impressively crafted gondolas followed by three exciting regatta races all which take place right on the Grand Canal. If you want to partake in this festive and exciting tradition, Five Star Alliance can provide you with a stay in one of our 15 luxury hotels in Venice
, such as the Westin Europa and Regina
so that you can indulge in wonderful amenities and regal accommodations while experiencing the festive atmosphere on the Grand Canal.