On the Brenta Riviera, the entertainment and folk tradition season lasts the whole year round. It starts with Carnevale and events in the squares, theatre entertainment, concerts, masked water processions, festivals in the villas. With the arrival of the warm weather, the festive spirit moves out into the open, for the regattas along the river, and other shows put on in the patrician gardens.
One of the most suggestive is the "Riviera Fiorita" event, a variety of folklore, water sports and entertainment that always draws in great crowds.
A procession of decorated historical boats moves down the river, rowed by oarsmen in costume, set against the backdrop of the elegant villas and their flowered gardens.
Sports lovers on the other hand look forward to October, and the Venice Marathon. This fascinating and spectacular event runs along the Brenta Riviera, starting from Strà, among the villas and ancient country mansions of the Venetian nobility, and with its ambitious finishing line in St Mark's Square in Venice.
From March to October the noble houses can be admired from the water: take the Burchiello boat, the myth praised by Goldoni, running from Padua to Venice and back every day, stopping en route to visit some of the most beautiful of the Riviera villas.
For further information, contact:
Azienda di promozione turistica di Venezia
Castello, 4421 - 30122 Venezia
Tel. 041/5298711 Fax. 041/5230399
Sede: Riviera del Brenta
Via don Minzoni, 26 - 30030 Mira Porte
Tel.041/424973 Fax 041/ 423844