Festa Veneziana on the water – Part Two (Lo Svolo della Pantegana; Flight of the Rat)
On February 18, 2019
For some years now caught an entirely Venetian event, which closes the Carnival: this is the Svolo della Pantegana (flight of the Rat), a parody of the famous flight of the angel who is held in Piazza San Marco and which officially opens the festivities of the Carnival of Venice. This small but very picturesque event, held in Cannaregio, in the heart of the popular Venice, as opposed to the sumptuous atmosphere of the square where the most valuable masks reign. Here, from the bridge of Tre Archi, a huge paper mache rat will be dropped at the conclusion of the water parade from Punta della Dogana, along the Grand Canal, that will enter into the rio di Cannaregio passing under the Ponte delle Guglie and finally under the bridge of Three arches. (credits www.venice-tourism.com)
The Festa Veneziana on Sunday February 17 had the water parade Rowing associations and tours with the Venetian specialties. There were more than 100 boats and 700 people on these.
An outstanding evening show with music, rhythm, joy along Cannaregio shores, opening in the best way the Carnival of Venice 2019.