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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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The gondola lesson with Row Venice was our favorite activity during our 4 day visit to Venice. We are a family of four with a 12 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. Gabriella... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The gondola lesson with Row Venice was our favorite activity during our 4 day visit to Venice. We are a family of four with a 12 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. Gabriella was our instructor and I couldn't have asked for a better one. She was so great with the kids, shared her knowledge and warmth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Even though we arrived at the start point 30minutes late because I didn't reset my phone for the time difference (idiot!) we were met by our instructor, Elena, with a smile and patience. Elena gave us perfect instruction on rowing technique and then we set off through the small canals of this very local and quiet area of Venice. A... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

When people are traveling, they love to take pictures of the places. Is there anyone else who just loves to take pictures, but simultaneously they are deprived of enjoying the beauty. Perhaps in the world there are a few heavenly places and Venice is one of them. Take a breath and enjoy the beauty of Venice then take the picture.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beyond the Cathedral, museums, and various walking tours is a true Venetian experience that shouldn't be missed! From young to old, enjoy a time learning the craft of rowing. We were fortunate to have Nan as our guide, an American by birth, (communication barriers were removed). She immediate put us at ease and set the stage for an evening of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is such a great experience - being taught how to row a traditional canal boat around the canals. It is a great feeling to see the city from the canals, and the area - Canareggio - is one of the quieter and more authentic - a nice break from the throngs around Rialto and San Marco. We even went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

All the reviews are right-this is really fun! It was easy to book online and the directions for the meeting place were very clear. Caroline was our instructor and she was great-both in her instructions to row and taking us to small canals you would never see if not by boat. And rowing was easy and fun! Also the neighborhood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Our instructor Siblle was amazing! She has so much passion about rowing and Venice, and taught us so much not just about rowing the traditional Venetian boat, but also the Venetian culture and history. My husband and I had so much fun! Highly recommended :)

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I went this past July with boyfriend and we had a blast. The instructors were all very kind and patient. It was nice to have a private lesson and I felt a better (and cheaper) experience of the canal than your typical gondola ride. I would recommend this activity for any age and size!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My family of four with two teen boys (15 & 18) had the wonderful experience of a rowing lesson with Leon, who is 19. He was professional, knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We all had fun trying rowing and talking to Leon about growing up in Venice. We were sorry to say goodbye to him and felt we'd made a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fabulous way to get on the canals and out in the lagoon. If you can climb into a boat you can do this and you will not be sorry. Very organised, very friendly and our instructor was also born Venetian so a great guide. Everything about the experience was just perfect. Support this wonderful organisation and help sustain this piece... 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.