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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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A Brilliant Experience

We thought learning to row a Gondola would be an interesting experience. It lived up to and exceeded all we had hoped for. 'How hard can it be', well it proved a challenge but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We thought learning to row a Gondola would be an interesting experience. It lived up to and exceeded all we had hoped for. 'How hard can it be', well it proved a challenge but such fun and in such a splendid boat. We may have been a bit useless at the steering but we will get better when we next... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This has been a highlight of our family week in Venice. Anna and Carolina are such good instructors and their enthusiasm was infectious. This was an antidote to all the hustle and bustle of the Rialto and St. Mark's square!

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Embourg, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We spent a very good time with Elena discovering rowing in Venice. We had the opportunity to row in a very quite and nice area. Elena was speaking so much about Venice (tradition, life, boat competition). Great moment with our 11 year old son. We were not aware that their organization was promoting rowing for Young générations. Good deal in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We found Row Venice to be the perfect way to really get a feel for Venice. We wanted to get away from the huge crowds and explore the city. With Carolina as our guide (also highly recommended!) we rowed around the canals and out into the lagoon. We'll never forget it.

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Hartland WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time with Anna. My kids 15 and 18 loved it. Very relaxing and safe. Great instructor. Learned a lot about the city of Venice and rowing. Not as easy as it looks. Tricky to find the place. I printed out a google map with step by step directions. Venice is a difficult city to navigate. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I vistited Venice for five days and this was our first adventure:) Jane was a fantastic instructor and we had a really really wonderful time. This lesson made me appreciate the gondola ride that we took at the end of our trip. Honestly it was no easy task but something I could be completely proud of trying... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was the highlight of our time in Venice! It was both fun and romantic. Such a memorable experience!

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We did this to give our kids (ages 10 and 12) a hands on activity in Venice and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our week long trip to Italy. The kids loved it, as did we. We got to see Venice from the water, learn about its culture and tell everyone at home we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

(Apologies about this very-delayed Review.. totally forgotten abt this event. I took up this event during my Europe trip back in Nov 2014.) Our trainer, Jane, was super friendly and helpful. Communication via SMS was quick and fuss-free. The original schedule was postponed due to Venice's notorious high tide and Jane had no issues about it. We had no issues... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My friends and I (4 ladies) like activities versus passive sites so Row Venice was on our to do list. It was great fun but definitely harder that you would guess. Why just ride in a gondola if you can take a turn at rowing one? The only reason I did not give this a 5 is (1) the meeting... More 

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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.