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Row Venice

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Learn to row like a Venetian, standing, facing forward, in the style made famous by the gondoliers—in a beautiful, traditional Venetian all-wood batella coda di gambero. See Venice from it’s original, authentic perspective in this unique outing: you...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
30121 Venice, Italy
+39 347 725 0637
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 9, 2011

If your planning to go to Venice I would definitely recommend that you do the Row Venice experience rather than to take an overpriced Gondolier ride like everyone else. Its cheaper and better value than a normal Goldola ride. Its 40 Euros per person for...More

10  Thank IncognitoGuy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Can't believe I paid 85 euros for this when Venice on board are doing the same trip for 20 euros. Feel totally ripped off. Gutted.More

4  Thank Mysterydinerfoodie
RowVE, Coordinator at Row Venice, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Dear MysteryDinerFoodie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. However, your information is incorrect. Our expert instructors would never do a 90 minute private lesson for 1-2 people in one of the rarest types of Venetian boats for €20, and...More

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All reviews rowing lesson nan gondola ride venetian rowing cichetto row learning how great instructor great fun learn how highlight of our trip non profit highly recommend this activity unique experience venetian style grand canal quieter canals open water
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Ancutzel S
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Venture700745
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank greytop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank sandyss77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Courtney W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chanced upon Row Venice online as a possible activity for our family of 4 (kids of 13 and 11) and booked it for the next day without any trouble at all; really efficient system of communication and payment. Bit a wiggly windy race to find...More

Thank 202Askew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Row Venice was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Venice! We went aboard with some trepidation and nervousness but our instructor Nancy couldn't have been more reassuring. Nancy was very calm and proffessional and completely put us at ease. She took us to the...More

Thank Lisa U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this experience. Many, many thanks to Elena and the ladies of row Venice. It was so interesting to share their passion for their city and their craft. Amazing to try our hand at rowing the special craft that had been used for centuries...More

Thank Sandy 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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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.
March 18, 2018|
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Response from LuciaL1356 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it is not a ticket per person. You hire he boat. Go to their website and you’ll find the prices per boat and experience offer.