Rub shoulders with the stars at The Venice Film Festival is one of the world's largest and most glamourous. The amazing backdrop of gondolas and canals is home to some of the world's most respected figures in world film running from the 29/08 - 8/09. The prize for the winning film is the "Leon D'Oro" (golden lion).
The first Sunday of the month plays host to the "Regata Storica". This involves a gondola race (yes race) along the Grand Canal. It's quite the spectical with live music, parties, food and general chaos - it's definitely one of the best things to see in Venice and one of the most fun!