The island of San Giacomo in Paludo was abandoned centuries ago after having been a stop over for pilgrims. During a recent archaeological campaign traces of its past and of its visitors resurfaced. Read about one little treasure, a pilgrim’s ampullae, learn about its function and use.
Why do Venetians row standing? Why don’t Venetian boats have a rudder? How can rowers propel a boat just by placing their oar on an joarlock? Marina was first faced with all these questions when years ago she started rowing and her teachers introduced her to this fascinating ancient ‘marine’ world motor boats have now cast a veil on. Learn about all different types of rowing boats, the Vogalonga ‘long row’ event that takes place in late Spring and much more!