It must be wonderful to watch the Regata Storica from a palazzo on the Grand Canal, and among the more engaging sights of the whole event is that of the people crowded on balconies, perched in windows, or partying high up on altane. If anyone at, say, Ca' Barbaro would like to extend an invitation for next year I'd certainly be willing to consider it, though, in fact, I suspect our vantage point this year was actually much better. We were certainly closer to the action.
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Given our location, literally just a few feet from the racers, I have no excuse for not having gotten more or better photos. I can't even place the blame on prosecco, of which I had only a little. Luckily, there's never a shortage of excellent photographs of the festivities to be found online, and even video from RAI.
So, if you find yourself in Venice at the time of the Regata Storica, by all means angle for a place in some Grand Canal palazzo, but don't forget that on this occasion, as on so many others here, Venice is perhaps best experienced in a boat.