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Row Venice

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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Learn to row like a Venetian-standing, facing forward, just like the...

Learn to row like a Venetian-standing, facing forward, just like the gondoliers-in a beautiful, traditional Venetian all-wood gondolina batella coda di gambero. See Venice from a unique, authentic perspective in this unique outing: you can't row Venice if you haven't rowed Venice.

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AMAZING EXPERIENCE

so glad i tried this. it was an amazing experience as rowing venitian style is unique to venice! had such a lovely tutor Guilia, with whom i chatted non stop. it felt like a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

so glad i tried this. it was an amazing experience as rowing venitian style is unique to venice! had such a lovely tutor Guilia, with whom i chatted non stop. it felt like a nice day out with a good friend.

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Chinley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such an enjoyable experience with lots of laughs along the way. The four of us all had a try at rowing Venician style both in the boat and on top at the back. Great chat and an insight into the culture. Recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic experience! We were very lucky to have the lovely Sofia and Christina to guide our lesson, although having seen several other instructors during the lesson, we have every faith that any instructor would be as enthusiastic and helpful as ours. This really is a 'must do'! It is a fabulous opportunity to learn about Venetian history and... More 

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LONDON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a joy to spend a couple of hours with Anna round the canals of Venice. She was kind and encouraging as well as a mine of local information. The experience also helps to maintain Venetian traditions. Would definitely repeat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Julia was 25 years old and very friendly and pleasant. Her english was great and she made great conversation to keep us entertained. She taught us how to row very well and the whole experience was 10x better than just a standard gondolier. Me and my girlfriend took it in turns to row for the full 90 minutes. It is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're a group of four girls and we absolutely loved learning to row with Row Venice. We had Jane as our guide and she was brilliant. She was very passionate about the rowing scene in Venice and she's a great instructor. She's just really awesome. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested in getting on the water in Venice. This... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I are active people and much rather preferred to row our own boat than be rowed through the canal by a gondolier. We signed up for the 90-minute Venetian rowing lesson with Row Venice in early January. Although it was cold, it was like we had the canal all to ourselves. Our teacher, Caroline, was very informative... More 

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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this tour. Would definitely recommend. Instructor was knowledgable and extremely friendly. Such a fun way to explore Venice via the canals.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this tour for 3 adults and 3 children as a way to get out on the canals of Venice. It turned out to be a fantastic platform for learning about the area and the ways of the water. Our hosts were outstanding with our children (8, 10 & 12), teaching them (and us) about the boats and how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Row Venice is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the experience of rowing in Venice. My wife and I rowed in early January and had good weather. In the 90 minute lesson we toured both several of the smaller canals of the Cannaregio section of Venice and a bit of the Lagoon. The instructor was knowledgeable about both Venice and... More 

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Staying in Cannaregio

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Cannaregio
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 neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.