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ABOVE: Eighteen oarsmen row a ceremonial boat up the Grand Canal during the Regatta Storica in September.

Venice Carnival
From Venice for Visitors, an illustrated article about the Carnevale di Venezia.

Venice Carnival Dates
Plan your trip to the Carnevale di Venezia with this calendar, which has carnival dates through 2010.

Venice Carnival Masks
An illustrated history and discussion of Carnevale masks with photos, shopping tips, and Web links.

La Biennale di Venezia
From mid-June until early November in odd-numbered years, Venice hosts a famous modern-art exposition that features painters, sculptors, and performance artists from around the world. See our archived article for a description of a past Biennale.

Gran Teatro La Fenice
Venice's opera house was gutted by a fire in 1996, but performances moved to other venues during the theatre's restoration. The theatre is now back in business, and you can book tickets or take a public tour.

Venice International Film Festival
The annual Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica takes place in late August and early September.

Venice Marathon
Every year in late October, marathon runners compete on a course that takes them past Venice's sights and across a temporary pontoon bridge over the Grand Canal. A non-competitive 10K race follows much of the same route.

On Ascension Day, Venetian oarfolk from every walk of life race around the Lagoon by rowboat. It's a great spectacle, with nearly a thousand boats on the course.

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