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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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We (family of 4, kids ages 12 and 15) really enjoyed our rowing lesson with Row Venice, and would highly recommend it anyone coming to Venice. SO much more fun than siting in a gondola while someone rows you around - this is your chance...More
My wife, 2 daughters and I took a lesson during our vacation in Venice. It was, simply put, one of the best vacation experiences we have ever had. The instructor was great, communicated the technique well, motivated my girls and made sure everyone had tremendous...More
I came across Row Venice online and was so glad to book. My daughter celebrated her 21st birthday rowing a boat on the Venetian canals, what could be better? Well, then then recommended that if we were going to Murano to stop by their father's...More
We booked with Row Venice because we both enjoy watersports and were intrigued by the rowers we'd seen training out in the laguna. This turned out to be a great experience. Caterina and Luigina were excellent instructors and really helped us start to get to...More
There were 5 of us and the gondola experience with Row Venice was our first activity after we arrived. We weren't dressed warmly enough and it was a 4pm booking so the temperature was dropping as the sun set. It was very cold so I'd...More
Date of experience: December 2018
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Row V, Manager at Row Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Sonia for taking the time to write a review. We do keep blankets in the boat for those seated.
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
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
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
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
shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
Our instructor, Nan, rowed the entire time and my wife and I traded off. You really need two people rowing in order to navigate traffic and make progress. This isn't a gondola ride. However, standing and rowing doesn't... More
Our instructor, Nan, rowed the entire time and my wife and I traded off. You really need two people rowing in order to navigate traffic and make progress. This isn't a gondola ride. However, standing and rowing doesn't mean you can't enjoy the trip. I loved every minute. If you just want to kick it, hire a gondola.