Regatta of the Maritime Republics: The competition was born in 1955 in order to remember the glories of the four Republics of Pisa, Amalfi, Genoa and Venice and was held for the first time in Pisa in 1956 under the presidency of Giovanni Gronchi. The Regatta is preceded by an imposing procession that shows some characters or salient episodes of the history of the four contending republics and takes place every year in one of the four cities, in turn. The galleons compete on a route of two kilometres. The first crew to cross the finish line wins the trophy, a rowing galleon supported by four seahorses, in gold and silver, which remains in the possession of the winning city for a year and then is made available again for the competition. Each galleon has a colour and a bow figurehead representing a city symbol: red boat and imperial eagle for Pisa; blue boat and winged horse for Amalfi; white boat and dragon of San Giorgio for Genoa; green boat and winged lion of San Marco for Venice.
Pisa-Pavia historical regatta: It is the second oldest university regatta in the world, after that of Oxford. The first edition was established by the fascist government in 1929 to commemorate the Pisan and Pavese students who participated in the battle of Curtatone on 29 May 1848. The two crews compete on a 1000-meter stretch, they must be strictly male and of course made up of university students. The regatta generally takes place alternately in Pisa or Pavia between May and the first days of June.
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