Recently, it has been re-discovered that it was possible to travel from Milan to Venice in a boat using only canals. Members of the San Christoforo rowing club were attempting the 450km trip during the Expo Milano 2015. The last time this trip was attempted under human power was in 1927.
The 11 rowers started this adventure on May 16th in Milan and hoped to conclude in Venice on May 24th, just in time to participate in Vogalonga, the famous Venetian regatta. Along with others, Design Group Italia is a sponsor of this adventure. Sandro Abu Ne’Meh, Daniela Bialetti, Arianna Cerea, Massimo Citterio, Nicola Frisia, Luca Malanca, Leonardo Modulo, Andrea Pantò, Giovanni Preda, Giacomo Scandroglio, and DGI's own Senior Product Designer, Ivana Babic have set forth with strong backs and a will to succeed.
As part of Expo 2015, this event helps promote the beauty of Milan and the surrounding areas of a city and region of water. The team also promoted the sport of rowing and rediscovering the ancient transport and trade routes that made Milan and Venice so historically important.
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