The Voga Longa in Venice, from a local protest against motor boats to an international event of the rowing world
The Vogalonga, a non-competitive race of 30 km across Venice canals and the surrounding lagoon, saw its first edition in 1975 as a way to bring back rowing boats to the water of Venice, to protest against the excess of motor boats and their consequences. Started by a handful of Venetians, it’s now a huge local and international appointment as well as a rare occasion to see and experience Venice the way it should be: rowing.
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