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The Republic of San Marino celebrates the Historic Regatta, concluding a trilogy dedicated to the city of Venice with two stamps.



 

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9-13-2005
Historical Venice Regatta
The Republic of San Marino celebrates the Historic Regatta, concluding a trilogy dedicated to the city of Venice with two stamps.

Dating back to the second half of the 13th Century, the Venice Historical Regatta is a spectacular competition whose origins are firmly entrenched in the history of Venice. As the maritime nation considered it vital to have expert oarsmen. The Venice historical regatta, is the main regatta of the year. Although the other islands and communities of the Venetian lagoon also hold their own regatta's throughout the calendar year. The Regata storica takes place on the first Sunday of September in Venice The Republic of San Marino celebrates the Historic Regatta, concluding a trilogy dedicated to the city of Venice with two stamps. The first, with a horizontal format, shows the contest between the angel and the devil, always a part of the competition where cunning and guile are combined with loyalty. Who will win? In the Venetian setting: two gondolas on the Grand Canal and the Historic Palaces in the background. The second stamp, with a vertical format, portrays the elegance of a rower in nineteenth century costume, tracing the windows of the Venetian Palaces in the water with his oar. The three glass works have been created by the master craftsman Lucio Bubacco from Murano. A stamp issue that captures the numerous exciting moments of a typical Venetian event that has won the hearts of tourists from all over the world.
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