I will be in Venice on the day of Regata Historica (Historical Regatta) Sept. 7th, with my 70 yr. old Mother, and as I would be interested in watching the event, I don't think my Mother will be interested in anything other than the parade.
I have two questions:
1) What time does the parade typically start? I have visited the official Regata Historica website and they do not have any timetables posted for the event yet, so I am trying to get an idea from past events and their start times.
2) Do the vaporetti run on the canal between Dorsoduro and Guidecca? I know that all water traffic on the Grand Canal stops during this event, but would like to know if water traffic stops in all of Venice or if we can still take water taxis on the front and back of Venice. Also, do the gondoliers still run on the back canals during the event?
Thanks for your help in advance!