Welcome at the new Hotel Gardena***

Welcome at the new Hotel Gardena***

in a world of refined elegance

in a world of refined elegance

discover a simple and elegant architecture

discover a simple and elegant architecture

furniture in true Venetian style

furniture in true Venetian style

Enjoy your stay in our modern and sprestigiose rooms

Enjoy your stay in our modern and sprestigiose rooms

a unique view and luxury in our rooms CANAL VIEW

a unique view and luxury in our rooms CANAL VIEW

Delighted with our breakfast

Delighted with our breakfast

even outdoors in our backyard

even outdoors in our backyard

Enchanting atmosphere

Enchanting atmosphere

and romantic

and romantic

close to Piazzaleroma and train station Santa Lucia

close to Piazzaleroma and train station Santa Lucia

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VOGALONGA

It all started one day in 1974 when three friends took part in a regatta in ‘mascarete’ boats. At the time, enthusiasts of Venetian style rowing (voga alla veneta) were few and far between in a world where many were more and more inclined to favour the use of motor crafts in the lagoon. Other than the three oarsmen in the regatta, there were other friends involved, among whom Lauro Bergamo (then Editor-in Chief of Il Gazzettino newspaper), Toni Rosa Salva (who has always been an active member at regattas) and Giuseppe Rosa Salva (known for his work in Venice’s defence). The group came up with the idea of a non-competitive rowing event as a form of protest against the deterioration of the city and the adverse effects of wave motion caused by motor traffic in the lagoon. All those in favour of reinstating Venetian (boating) traditions were invited to join the cause: these included rowing enthusiasts and others who had long ‘laid down their oars’. This simple spontaneous act of indignation led to the Vogalonga venture; the event was proclaimed and strongly promoted by the following committee members: Lauro Bergamo, Carlo Gottardi, Delfo Utimpergher, Lilly Sirolla and several members of the Rosa Salva family (Toni, Lalo, Pino and Paolo).

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