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Campo de l'Abazia, 3550 | Abbazia Church, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 340 877 4426
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What to expect: * 2 hours gondolier experience in Venice * Learn how to be a gondolier from a local expert * Glide around the canals on board a sturdy "sanpierotta", one of the most beautiful typical boat * Discover how to stop, steer and row effectively * Private experience with maximum of 4 people ensures a personalized experience. Learn how to be a gondolier in Venice on a 2 hours tour rowing experience on the city’s most beautiful canals! Meet your instructor and learn how to row around the venetian lagoon and glide the quitter city canals. Numbers are limited to 4 on this small-group activity, ensuring personalized attention at all times. Meet your instructor in a quite area of Venice and then head to the waterside were your sanpierotta is ready and waiting for you. More stable then the traditional gondolas, sanpierotta have been used for centuries to let the Venetians move around the city. Start your experience with some on-land training to learn how to keep your balance on the water. Then hop aboard your sanpierotta and discover the tricks to gently row, steer and stop on the water. Learn how to row with your long single oar. Practice on quieter canals and when you feel more confident head out along the picturesque canals. As you glide listen to your instructor talk about the history of the boats and the life in the ancient Venice. This type of rowing was invented to help the early Venetian travel around the water of the lagoon. After nearly 2 hours of learning how to row like a gondolier, return to dry land. Your “gondolier” experience finishes in the same place as the starting point.
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Campo de l'Abazia, 3550 | Abbazia Church, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 340 877 4426
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Reviewed July 12, 2017
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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
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