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Row Venice

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Learn to row like a Venetian! Try the stand-up style made iconic by the gondoliers. You'll support this local tradition with a sustainable activity as you connect with Venice in a rare, traditional Venetian all-wood batella coda di gambero. You...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
30121 Venice, Italy
+39 347 725 0637
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous! We had a great time learning about rowing and Venice while taking turns until, with Jane's capable and patient instruction, we got the hang of it. So glad we signed up for RowVenice instead of a 20 minute gondola ride! Three teenagers all voted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BarnaLife
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing 90 mins! - all three of us rowed the boat through the canals and out to sea- both the instructors where very patient, calm and reassuring. Fun was had by all and amazingly even my husband who can't stand up on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really, don’t waste your money paying some guy rowing you in their gondolas in the busy part of town for only a few minutes! Be your own gondelier and explore local Venice in the best way possible! This really was the highlight of our trip....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thaoh397
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was such a wonderful experience and a great way to learn about the history of Venice while learning to row. Make sure to book in advance!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AncaBS
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I'm so glad I stumbled onto this company while I was planning my trip! I booked in for my sister and myself as a birthday present for her and we loved it. Finding the meeting point was easy enough and our guide Gabriella was already...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Venture700745
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Our second night in Venice, we met up with Nan McElroy of Row Venice for a lesson rowing a voga, the flat-bottomed boat used by Venetians for centuries. Most people think of gondolas when they think of Venice. However, gondolas were the limousines of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank greytop
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The evening row was one of the highlights of Venice for my husband and I. Caroline was so good at teaching us and actually rowing myself on the Grand Canal under the Rialto Bridge is something I will never forget! A fancy gondola is nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fiona H
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This is an experience that I will always remember. Not only do you get to learn to row a traditional Venetian boat, but you get information on history, culture, and current issues in Venice. We started learning the techniques in a canal but we felt...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandyss77
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

the guide was very nice, helpful, and gave great information about the gondolas and Venice life. the rowing was a fun way to spend a couple hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Courtney W
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic evening on Friday learning to row Venetian style and enjoying chichetto along the way. Lisa our host was incredibly patient with our rowing efforts and made sure we were very well fed! Sunset over the lagoon with the moon coming up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet M
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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district)
with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many
transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying
areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand
for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal
bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution,
2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli
Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
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December 10, 2018|
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Response from RowVce | Property representative |
Hi, it's definitely a Venetian rowing lesson, there will always be at least one person rowing. Just like Venetians do!
Sonali D
June 29, 2018|
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Response from RowVce | Property representative |
Just click 'BOOK YOUR LESSON' on our website.
Tony M
June 14, 2018|
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Response from 11Russell11 | Reviewed this property |
Just checked and the website seems active. You need to go to the "Book Your Lesson" page. We paid 85 euros for an hour and a half lesson.