Regatta della Befana, Venice

photo: Regatta della Befana, Venice

 

On Venice’s Grand Canal, men dressed as old witches – ‘befane’ in Italian – race towards the Rialto Bridge, standing up as they row Venetian style. This event takes place every year in January in celebration of Epiphany.

The ‘befane’ relax after the race:

photo of 'witches' at the Regatta della Befana, Venice. The 'befane' relax after the race

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