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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Absolutely brilliant experience. 90 minutes learning to row Venetian style and exploring canals normally missed by tourists. This was so much better than the 'traditional' rip off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely brilliant experience. 90 minutes learning to row Venetian style and exploring canals normally missed by tourists. This was so much better than the 'traditional' rip off gondola trips. If you go to Venice try Row Venice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Row Venice lets you experience the water history of the gondola by learning to row yourself! Really engages adults and teenagers alike in a safe way. It's a true 90 minute workout in a quiet part of Cannereggio in a batea--a flat-bottomed gondola. Highly recommend this activity instead of a gondola ride. Amazing how you pick it up so quickly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a great thing to do in Venice! Rather than trying to negotiate down to the recommended €80 for a 30-minute ride through a crowded canal, with a gondolier shouting crude things in Venetian to his friends in other gondole, spend €80 on a 90-minute ride where you learn to do it yourself! Ok, so it's not technically a gondola,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Within walking distance of the main Venice attractions lies a gem: Row Venice. Our family of four was expertly led by Anna - a true lover of rowing a batellina. Anna encouraged us every step of the way, and serenaded us as we learned to row without her help. We passed through a quiet canal, moving aside for noisy power... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights, not only of our trip to Venice, but of Italy overall. Our instructor, Anna, was extremely helpful, nice, and informative. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this to anyone and would likely do it again the next time we're there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Without doubt learing to row a Gondola with Julia was the most fun activity we did in Venice. The experience is incredibly well organized and the teaching is outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

From the states I saw Row Venice gondola school online and took a chance and booked it! Turned out to be the highlight of our Venice trip. My eleven year old son did all the work and he loved it! Our guide, Caroline was so nice, very encouraging and taught us all about gondolas and gave us a great tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We spent an hour and a half with our instructor, Helen, learning some basic techniques to row and steer a gondola (or at least something very similar). We also got some local history thrown in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Fantastic thing to do with our grandsons aged 16 and 18 - and also my husband aged 71 had a good row too. Felix was splendidly patient and took us out into the lagoon and also into the Grand Canal. I just sat and enjoyed the views. Really worthwhile to do - it was all the boys could talk about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We came earlier this month and it was a blast! Anna was absolutely awesome and made our trip to Venice! We learnt more about Venice during our 1.5 - 2 hours with you guys, than we did exploring the streets and wandering around! I'd thoroughly recommend the trip to anyone and i hope one day we can come back to... More 

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Address: Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
Average Prices: USD 80 - 80

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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.