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Row Venice

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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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This was a great Mother-daughter activity. We enjoyed our time. Ninety minutes of rowing in the lagoon and canals with knowledgable, low-key instructors. We highly recommend the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great Mother-daughter activity. We enjoyed our time. Ninety minutes of rowing in the lagoon and canals with knowledgable, low-key instructors. We highly recommend the activity to all. Thank you!

Thank Nancy K O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had our lesson this morning with Carolyn. She was very friendly and explained very well what we needed to do . After we all had a quick practice we set off down the canal taking turns at rowing. Once in the lagoon where there was more space we were able to stand at the stern and row as a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was our first time engaging them and we got to say we are pretty impressed by their passion and attitude of both Regina and Maya (hopefully we spell their names correctly). They have been very professional and yet friendly when teaching us to row. I had taken the gondola before and feel that they have been overrated and expensive.... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Learn how to row a gondola by an all female coaching staff! The training is fabulous, the experience is unforgettable, and the views are spectacular. Learn about Venice, rowing, and how this great charity supports women in sports in Venice since there is no Title IX in Italy!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a lesson after seeing the fantastic reviews and we were not disappointed! Our instructed was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable about the area and filled us with lots of confidence. Due to the windy conditions we did not get out on the open lagoon as would usually be done, however this meant we had the opportunity to experience even more... More 

Thank kirstymowat
Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had so much fun with this activity!! Our instructors gave some history, excellent teaching and had everyone in our group participate. We got out on the open water on a super hot day which was so refreshing and beautiful. I think this is a way better option than a traditional gondola ride for families especially. We all enjoyed rowing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You should skip the gondola and row the Venetian way in a quiet location off the beaten path in the district of Cannaregio. Extremely friendly and courteous staff that aims to ensure a great time is had by all. Very good communications and instructions. Choose the Cichetto Row for added benefit of stopping for wine and cichetti!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I booked a lesson in the late afternoon. Our instructor, Gabriela was great! Rowing was much more difficult than it looked, but Gabriela was patient and funny. Overall, a great experience! I would definitely recommend Row Venice to folks looking for an active way to experience Venice.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I are in Venice every summer to visit relatives. And after 20 years I finally went on a gondola but not the way most people do - instead of paying some one to row us around, my husband I took a lesson and did the rowing ourselves. I've been wanting to row "voga veneta" for years but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As were landing into Venice, I mentioned casually to my wife that I had booked a Gondola lesson. "Fine" she said "just know, if there's any rowing to be done ... you're gonna be the one doing it!" On the day, we were met very punctually by Marina, who explained she was coming along to help out in translation with... More 

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Staying in Cannaregio

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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 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.