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Historical regatta of four ancient maritime republics in Italy

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Last weekend the Italian city of Gaeta hosted a historical regatta event attended by representatives of the four ancient Italian Maritime Republics of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice.

Last weekend the Italian city of Gaeta hosted a historical regatta event attended by representatives of the four ancient Italian Maritime Republics of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice.

© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevLast weekend the Italian city of Gaeta hosted a historical regatta event attended by representatives of the four ancient Italian Maritime Republics of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice.
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Last weekend the Italian city of Gaeta hosted a historical regatta event attended by representatives of the four ancient Italian Maritime Republics of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevThe historical regatta included two parts. It opened with a festive procession. The participants tried to recreate the look of their ancestors, including their clothes, accessories, arms, and even tried to follow their medieval traditions.
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The historical regatta included two parts. It opened with a festive procession. The participants tried to recreate the look of their ancestors, including their clothes, accessories, arms, and even tried to follow their medieval traditions.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevAustere-looking Amalfian knights wearing black cloaks with white Maltese crosses walked the streets of Gaeta.
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Austere-looking Amalfian knights wearing black cloaks with white Maltese crosses walked the streets of Gaeta.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevAdults and children took part in the festive procession. The youngest participant travelled in a medieval wooden stroller.
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Adults and children took part in the festive procession. The youngest participant travelled in a medieval wooden stroller.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevThe descendants of officers of the Republic of Pisa hoisted the ancient banner of their city.
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The descendants of officers of the Republic of Pisa hoisted the ancient banner of their city.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevThen came the spearmen and crossbowmen from Pisa with white crosses embroidered on red garments.
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Then came the spearmen and crossbowmen from Pisa with white crosses embroidered on red garments.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevThe Genoans marched in a column with their traditional banner of a red cross against the white background.
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The Genoans marched in a column with their traditional banner of a red cross against the white background.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevThe Moors carried a palanquin on their shoulders with a noble lady from the Republic of Venice which once controlled the entire Mediterranean Sea.
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The Moors carried a palanquin on their shoulders with a noble lady from the Republic of Venice which once controlled the entire Mediterranean Sea.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevThis historical parade in Gaeta was followed by clowns on stilts to keep onlookers entertained prior to the actual boat race.
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This historical parade in Gaeta was followed by clowns on stilts to keep onlookers entertained prior to the actual boat race.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevThe heads of the four maritime republics waited for the official announcement of the winner.
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The heads of the four maritime republics waited for the official announcement of the winner.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei StartsevGenoa’s athletes were named the historical regatta winners to tremendous applause and yells of joy.
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Genoa’s athletes were named the historical regatta winners to tremendous applause and yells of joy.
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