Once again the Grand Canal played host to one of the most unique and beautiful parades in the world.
Before the races, a traditional procession takes place,
and this year Nereo Zane caught some nice video footage of it.
It's about 15 minutes long, so it's easy to watch with either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in your hand (your choice, of course), and you can either watch it on his site vogaveneta.it (see "Regata Storica 2012"),
or you can catch it on YouTube in HD.