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Row Venice

Venice, Italy
+39 347 725 0637
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Ranked #6 of 96 activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: With Row Venice you have the opportunity to learn how to row like a Venetian!  This is the Venetian style of rowing - standing up, facing... more »
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We signed up for the Chiccetto Row, and had an amazing experience, Our guide, Felix, was very patient with us as he explained how to row a gondola. All I can say is - it's way harder than it looks! Happily the lessons were in a boat that looks just like a traditional gondola, but is a bit wider and... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Nan was our instructor and arrived at the marina gates on time and introduced herself to me and my wife. Her instruction was excellent, our execution was less so! But there is nothing like messing about on boats and we had a great time out on the lagoon and on the canals around Cannaregio for our 90 min lesson. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

An original and very enjoyable experience! It's something different to do in Venice, and a really nice way of seeing the city (and the more quiet canals) and learning something new at the same time. I would definitely recommend this!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was so relaxed and much more authentic, we loved it so much and the lady that owned it was very nice and personable. .. to the point that this is my first review ever! Very happy

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We arrived to find another family with a lady who had just competed in the world rowing champs so we became a little apprehensive. However we had no need to worry. Our party of four- age 8,17 and 40 + all had a chance to row and all enjoyed it. A great way to see parts of Venice, try something... More

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Visby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was my first time in Venice and I wasn't quite sure of what to expect, more than canals and gondolas. My first initial reaction after getting out of The Malin central train station and seeing The Canal Grande was in aw. As usual in Italy, everything was an organized fantastic chaos, where tourists, vendours, boat taxis, gondolas and smells... More

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Terrace, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a lot of fun!. We did lots of rowing, sometimes in circles, but then we started to get the hang of it. The instructors were really friendly and encouraging. It's a great deal, the same price as a much shorter gondola ride, and we learned about the history of rowing, and even rowed in the Grand Canal!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We loved the education and attempts to row, at which we were not too successful! Even more, our guide was incredibly patient and friendly with my jet lagged 10 year old!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

In looking for fun, interesting, and adventurous things to do in Venice with kids, I happened upon the website Row Venice. We booked a rowing lesson....something a typical visitor to Venice may not consider. On the day of our lesson, I remembered that the Row Venice website suggested to allow a good bit of time to reach the Sacca Misericordia... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our rowing class turned out to be one of the most memorable things in my 6 week trip. Don't miss it! It's a unique experience to stand on top of the boat when out in the open lagoon (I almost fell in at one point, but recovered in time). I haven't been on a normal gondalier ride but I would... More

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