Mestre - Surroundings
On 10th May at 4 p.m. there is the Regata of Mestre, the event that opens the Rowing Season. The most famous champions of the row will participate at the regata which is disputed on 6 rows caorline.
In the town of Noale from 19 to 21 June 2009 takes place the medieval Palio, historical re-enactment of an ancient competition whose first testimonies date back to 1339 during the Tempesta dinasty.
Where: Noale Centro Storico, Venezia
The traditional event of the 'Game of the Goose' takes place in the old town centre of Mirano, in Piazza Martiri, from the beginning days of November till Saint Martino's Day. All the citizens are involved in this event: restaurants offer different dishes containing goose and many exhibitions or shows honour this special animal, so important in the country tradition of Mirano and its neighbourhood.
In september, usually in the second sunday of the month, along the Riviera del Brenta takes place one of the more pictoresque events of the year: Riviera Fiorita ( 'Riviera in bloom').
Riviera Fiorita re-enacts the meeting between Enrico III King of France and the Doge of Venice in 1574. This year the show will be on Sunday, 12th September 2010.
Where: Stra, Dolo, Mira,
Oriago, Gambarare, Malcontenta.