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Row Venice

Venice, Italy
+39 347 725 0637
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Ranked #8 of 82 activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our trip to Venice in March was ended superbly with a life highlight as we were given the chance to row down the Grand Canal. Anna was the perfect teacher - she was very enthusiastic, patient and overall lovely! She made the experience for us. When we were worried that the weather would intervene, she was totally accommodating and dropped... More

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I participated in Row Venice as a surprise activity organized by my Aunt while we were in Venice. Completely unaware of what the "surprise" would entail, my Aunt led my cousin and I to a marina in the North of Venice, where we were shocked with the news that we would be learning how to ROW IN VENICE!! Having traveled... More

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San Antonio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I've been to Venice 7 times and have tried to do and see everything. THIS was special! Nan first showed us the private Arzana boat museum, then showed us how to row. Nan was patient and a great teacher. Rowing is not complicated, but does take a bit of effort, and core muscles! The view from the canal is unmatched.... More

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Jena, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You wana do something execeptional? Something you may think and talk about a lot after you have returned home? Then take a class with Row Venice. Enjoy rowing a traditional boat out in the lagoon or in the lovely channels. I had the chance to meet Sybille and she is great: the perfect teacher....As I guess they all are! What... More

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My whole Venice experience was enhanced by the extraordinary opportunity to row like a Venetian! For this 67 year old guy from the foothills of northern California to be standing in a bark facing forward rowing down the Grand Canal and other side canals was a dream I never could have imagined a year ago! My instructor, Jane Caporal, with... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was looking for something a little different to do in Venice as a surprise for my daughter and niece. This was perfect! Anna, our guide was so nice, very funny and obviously passionate about what she does. Going out with her was like having rowing, history, cultural, political and culinary lessons all at once as she spoke about all... More

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We learned more about Venice in this hour and a half than we did from any guide book. Anna, our instructor told us many lovely stories of her childhood in Venice spent rowing on the canals and how she passed this tradition onto her own children. This lesson will show you another side of Venice, the real Venice. Interesting, informative... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you are considering takin a ride in a gondola, you should definetely try this! It is so much more interesting, interactive and wonderful than sitting down in a gondola being rowed around like in the touristic cliché. A unique experience that I bumped into thanks to Tripadvisor, and still thankful for it! :)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Cichetto Row tour with Row Venice is pricey but well worth it. Row Venice is a not for profit organization that promotes rowing on traditional wooden Venetian boats: they offer lessons and Cichetto Row tours in the evening for tourists who want to experience Venice in a more active way(in addition to community programs). We could not have wished... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Was booked this activity as part of a birthday weekend as my husband didn't want to do the "standard" row around the channels. Really enjoyed rowing our own gonadal around some of the quiet channels in the North of the city. Our host was very friendly and a really good teacher so within an hour we had got our technique... More

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