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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
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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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Highlight of Our Venice Trip!

When I heard everyone telling me "If you're going to Venice, you have to go on a gondola ride", I decided to do some research. I have to thank the reviewers here for their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

When I heard everyone telling me "If you're going to Venice, you have to go on a gondola ride", I decided to do some research. I have to thank the reviewers here for their feedback, because they were right. Row Venice was an incredible experience! We had a wonderful instructor, Giulia, who demonstrated in detail how to row. We sailed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

What a brilliant experience . Rowing down the grand canal is something I will never forget. Rather than pay an extortionate amount for a short ride in a gondola I would strongly recommend this. You see more of Venice, have longer, get to learn to row and get a much more authentic experience .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We loved learning to row a gondola, and see a quiet and beautiful area of Venice off the beaten path. Our teacher, Caroline, was marvelous - patient, a good teacher, and full of helpful information about Venice. We went on Sunday morning, which was good because it was relatively quiet on the canals. The views on the lagoon were spectacular.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Four of us (two young adults and our parents) went on the 5:30 Ciccheti tour, which was a great decision. The evening light and food afterwards definitely added to the experience. We got to get out of town and on the water, and our instructor Ana was fabulous. 2 or 3 people can row at a time, so with four... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I'm lucky enough to have visited Venice several times and on each occasion I fall in love with the place all over again, but this experience of learning to row a small gondola on a quiet canal and then out on the lagoon was just the best ever! Anna not only provided excellent instruction, encouragement and fun but also fascinating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our lesson. We had a late afternoon row down a lovely canal and then out into the real lagoon with speed boats whipping by! Anna was a patient and top notch teacher and what a voice! This is a must do trip to get a feel for the local Venice Experience. Perche non?

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a perfect way to view Venice from the water and have fun too. No comparison to sitting in a gondola being rowed for 20 mins with everyone else. This was a real experience. Our instructor was friendly and encouraging and very professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Really enjoyed the time we spent learning to row a gondola! It's harder than it looks! Teresa made us feel comfortable and was great at teaching us proper technique. She was patience with us and encouraging. Why settle for just sitting in a gondola when you can learn how to row one yourself?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were encouraged to go here based on reading other trip advisor reviews and it was a lovely experience. We were met at the advised location (a little off the main tourist routes) by Elena, our teacher/guide for the session, who took us to the boat and ran through the interesting process of Venetian style rowing. She took us out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I wanted a unique experience in Venice and we couldn't have been more impressed with this. Our teacher, Anna, was lovely and a great teacher -- very skilled and very patient and encouraging. Besides the fun of learning to row, we learned much from Anna about the architecture of the houses we passed on the canal as... 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.