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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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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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Amazing experience rowing a gondola down the Grand Canal of Venice

It was an experience of a life time getting to actually row a gondola in the Grand Canal of Venice. We (two couples) were met promptly by Anna who was so patient in teaching us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was an experience of a life time getting to actually row a gondola in the Grand Canal of Venice. We (two couples) were met promptly by Anna who was so patient in teaching us the proper technique in being gondoliers! We started in the marina and soon were in the Grand Canal with Anna's beautiful voice serenading us!!!! It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommended - very well organized and unique. Gave us a chance to try something very few people actually get to do in Venice. We booked the Cicchetti Row, which includes stopping for wine and small plates, great fun. Julia was the perfect guide and instructor.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Luckily for us, this was our first activity planned after arriving in Venice. Ellena greeted us at the marina gate promptly on time. She gave us an explanation of the basics and soon enough we were rowing out of the marina and through the canals of Venice. The experience is much better than simply sitting in a gondola, and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my 3rd lesson with Row Venice in 3 years (each with Anna as my instructor) and you can be certain that I'll be back for a 4th lesson next year. Its a wonderful way to experience the canals of Venice from a new perspective, unless, of course, Anna takes you straight out into the lagoon for a 90-minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 2 couples, mid 50's with average agility. We chose the chittero row, which included 2 stops for light snacks and wines. Caroline was our instructor. It was very easy to find the starting point and Caroline was right on time. We began with a basic tutorial on the sidewalk before getting into the boat, taking turns rowing in... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great way to see the Grand Canal and get active at the same time! It was wonderful leaving the marina before dusk and travelling down the grand canal as the sun set and night fell. My husband, teenage son and I all took turns rowing while our 11-year daughter enjoyed the ride. We enjoyed the sights and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for an alternative to a regular gondola ride when I found Row Venice on line. Truth be told, I was a little nervous but I had no need to worry as we were well taken care of and the instruction was excellent. The entire experience was magical and it made us feel incredibly connected to Venice. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no getting away from it, like most things in Venice it's relatively expensive (for our family of five, two adults and three children of 7, 11 and 14) as we needed two boats, each with two instructors. Mind you that was part of the fun (boys against girls!). And per boat it was cheaper and loads more fun than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have always dreamed of taking a gondola ride in Venice, so when I discovered Row Venice and learned that *we* could row through Venice's canals, we were excited! We did an afternoon session with Elisa, a talented young rower who was very kind and helpful. We had an amazing time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my girlfriend for her birthday. Well worth the money (especially because it's a not for profit) Guides were really friendly and knowledgable. Would highly recommend!

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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.