Feast of the Ascension 2019

Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension) revives the thousand-year history of the Serenissima, its intimate relationship with the Sea and with the practice of Venetian rowing.
This year the Festa della Sensa will take place in the same days in which Venice hosts 64. Palio delle Repubbliche Marinare. The Gemellaggio Adriatico will be with the cities of Amalfi, Genoa and Pisa.


Venezia, Palazzo Ducale – Sala dello Scrutinio ( admission at invitation)
10:00am Twinning with Anpas Associazione Nazionale Pubbliche Assistenze (thanks to the Croce Verde Mestre)
11:00am Gemellaggio Adriatico (Adriatic Twinning) with Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice
To Follow the Prize Ceremony “Osella d’oro della Sensa 2019”

Sensa Water Parade
9.45am Boats gather in the Basin of San Marco
10.15am Departure of the water parade towards S. Nicolò di Lido
11.15am Ceremony of the “Wedding with the Sea” in front of the Church of S. Nicolò di Lido
12.00am Holy Mass at the church of S. Nicolò di Lido

Regattas of the Sensa – Regattas of the Rowing Season organized by the Municipality of Venice
09.45 am young rowers’ twin-oared pupparini regatta
10.45 am Women’s twin-oared mascarete regatta
11.15 am Regatta on 4 oars gondolas
Regattas of the Rowing Season organized by the City of Venice
Course of the regattas: Basin of San Marco – Riviera St. Nicolò, where the prize-giving will take place.
12.00 pm “Schie” and “Maciarele” regattas, at Bacino Idroscalo Isola di S.Andrea

Thursday 30 May, 17.30 – Ateneo Veneto, Campo San Fantin
Conference: “Una festa dimenticata: il palio di San Nicolò di Lido. Balestra – arco – schioppetto – falconetto”

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June – Lido di Venezia, near San Nicolò from 10.30 to 21.30
Traditional Market of the Sensa: handicrafts, bric-à-brac, creators of ingenuity, books, non-profit associations and l’m the inevitable Cooperativa Olivicoltori di Vetralla
from 10.30 to 21.30 Kids Area with inflatable games, jumping and game with rotating balls dedicated to children and teenagers
from 11.00 to 22.00 Food Area where there will be street food of different types.
from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm Flying over Venice and Lido with helicopter service by Fly Venice departure from the airport Nicelli with discounted prices at the sensa Info and reservations info@flyvenice.it or 3480055941
from 15.00 am to 19.00 Target Shooting in collaboration with Ateneo Veneto and Pro Loco Lido di Venezia-Pellestrina in Riviera San Nicolò

Saturday 1 June
from 19.00 to 20.00 games with animal’s friends by Dott.ssa Federica Bubini Regini and Dott.ssa Mason Nicoletta
from 20.00 to 22.00 Entertainment with performances by artists and music

Sunday 2 June
Alle 7.30 III step “Mark sancti -La Porta del mare” by Nordic Walking Venezia Serenissima and LILT
10.30am Lido di Venezia, church of San Nicolò Concert by Coro Serenissima

Info: Venezia Unica, Comune di Venezia