History and technology, tradition and innovation, progress and sustainability: Today’s Venice is a story of the old and the new, the ancient and modern. Just like the America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, that has a new, exciting, modern look. Embracing the ‘new’ America’s Cup is the evidence of this duality in Venice, with the world’s most prestigious sailing competition coming to the world’s most extraordinary city.

The lagoon city of the third millennium is a dynamic and multifaceted place. Welcoming millions of tourists each year, it offers an unmatched cultural progamme promoted by the city along with its numerous foundations and cultural institutes. The Civic Museums, including the Doge’s Palace, the Correr and the Ca ‘Pesaro, along with the modern exhibitions of the Guggenheim and the Biennale, or the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are just a few attractions that will amaze visitors.

The America's Cup Club Lounges at the BAUERs

The America’s Cup Club Lounges at the BAUERs

to offer best spectator viewing of the

America’s Cup World Series

Venice, May 15-20, 2012

Venice in 2012 is also a ‘laboratory’ of pioneering hydraulic engineering works to safeguard its shores and protect the city’s history and its lagoon from high waters. ‘Mose’ (Experimental Electromechanical Module), is the largest project of this kind ever implemented in Italy, which, during the days of the America’s Cup World Series will enter its final phase with the placement of the caissons on which the protective  floodgates will rest. They will be located at the Lido inlet, just around the corner from where the high-tech AC45s will race in front of the fans, very close to the shores.

The arrival of the America’s Cup World Series is an opportunity to revive the seafaring tradition of the city and to reaffirm the Venetian’s love for sailing. Racing takes place from May 15 to 20, 2012, and is part of a festival of sailing over nine days from May 12 to 20.

Venice Regatta Schedule

“Hosting the America’s Cup is a source of enormous satisfaction for the city”, explained the Mayor Giorgio Orsoni. “Here the event will find a setting that no other locations in the world can offer. The regattas before Palazzo Ducale in the presence of the famous bell tower of San Marco, the races in front of the Lido with its art nouveau heritage, and the Arsenal, which will be the base for the teams and a venue for the village, are unique places that are at once a source of fascination and an index of enormous developmental prospects. This historic city, Mestre and the mainland together comprise a single territorial unit that makes this area the heart of one the nation’s most vital parts.”

This May 15-20, 2012 lovers of sailing can experience one race of the America’s Cup World Series in Venice, Italy, and the best, most unique viewing sites will be at the Settimo Cielo, the rooftop lounge of The BAUERs Il Palazzo Hotel, the highest vantage point in the City, and at the Grand Canal Terrace.

The waterside terraces of the BAUERs, exclusively appointed America’s Cup VIP Lounge, will be the best places to entertain friends and corporate guests in occasion of the America’s Cup World Series. These unique positions face the Grand Canal and are located over the St. Mark’s harbor, offering a wonderful view of the Venice’s skyline and water views. The VIP Lounges offer a first class atmosphere and sophisticated look, allowing the guests to enjoy to the fullest the city’s biggest social and sports event of the season.

 BAUERs Settimo Cielo’s terrace

The America’s Cup World Series is a circuit of regattas, which brings Cup racing to top venues around the world. It enables the participants to train for the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series and the America’s Cup Finals. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people have the opportunity to experience these competitions up close and in person, thanks to the many locations around the world that host these races.

For this special weekend, visitors who have purchased tickets (€ 150,00 per person) will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to view The America’s Cup World Series regatta from Il Plazzo’s magnificent Settimo Cielo terrace while enjoying a flute of italian Champagne Ferrari and savoring the sumptuous gourmet platters prepared by the Executive chief, Giovanni Ciresa. The Grand Canal Terrace, bordering the Grand Canal, will offer to the guests an oasis of relax and sophistication away from the chaos of the city for a price of € 65,00 per person. Here they will not only admire the race, but also enjoy italian champagne and a light lunch on the canapes in an outdoor setting designed by Ferrari.

“It is an honor and a privilege for me to have the opportunity to share The America’s Cup with my city and hotel guests, from the BAUER’s Settimo Cielo ‘s terrace one can see everything. It is in fact Seventh Heaven, just as the name suggests. This is a proud moment for our city and for me,” states Francesca Bortolotto Possati, CEO and President of the BAUERs hotel group.

Join the America’s Cup Club Lounge at the BAUERs and Ferrari

for the America’s Cup World Series in Venice, May 15 to 20, 2012

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