Duration: 1st September – 31st September
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession
The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual “Voga alla Veneta” rowing calendar. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race. Scores of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume carry the Doge, the Doge’s wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade. An unforgettable sight and a true reconstruction of the glorious past of one of most the powerful and influential Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean.
Today there are four races divided in terms of age and type of craft. The best known and most exciting of these is the “Campioni su Gondolini” race, where a series of small, sporting gondolas fly down the Grand Canal to the finishing line at the famous “machina”, the spectacular floating stage located in front of the Ca’ Foscari palace.
This year’s race takes place on September 2nd.
Attend the race by completing at least 2 of the tasks below. Challenge runs September 1st – 30th.
1. Read a book
set in Italy or with an Italian character. – Air Bound by Christine Feehan
2. Read a book with an event in the story. – Winter by Marissa Meyer
3. Read a book with a mask on the cover
4. Read a book tagged
‘historical’ or ‘fantasy’ – Grave Witch by Kalayna Price
5. Read a book with a beautiful cover. – Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan
6. Read a book with vampires. – Lifeblood by P.N. Elrod