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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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Fun time on the canals!

We met with Francesca and Valentina( I hope I have their names right!) at 10am for our 1.5 hour rowing lesson. After some brief tuition we were off down the quaint back canals... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We met with Francesca and Valentina( I hope I have their names right!) at 10am for our 1.5 hour rowing lesson. After some brief tuition we were off down the quaint back canals then into the open water. We all took turns and they even let us stand at the back of the boat! This was quite tricky and balancing... More 

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orange county, ca
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was such a great + memorable experience! Jane met us promptly at our reservation time and we got going right away! I found the rowing to be super hard so I just sat most of the time, but it made for some fun photos! My husband did great ;) Gives me a big appreciation for the Gondolieri - they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Anna (? Italian grammar teacher) as our guide. She was very informative and encouraging throughout our experience and a good singer. She immediately made us feel relaxed and made our morning a very memorable one. We learned how difficult this can be and have great respect for the gondoliers. We especially enjoyed the trip out to the lagoon.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much fun, my friend and I had a blass. The instructor was fabulous! Anna was so patient, we had quite a few waves to deal with, but she was calm, fun, gave very clear instruction and great. I would highly recommend this activity. Some fitness mobility is required.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our 20th wedding anniversary trip. While looking through websites I came across Row Venice. We had decided to do a gondola trip but this seemed so much better. A chance to row along Venetian canals. We kept it as a surprise for our daughter. Gabriella met us exactly on time, gave us a quick lesson and we were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went out on the boat with Jane and we had such a great time. First of all, they fit us in for a lesson very last minute, which was so nice! We had a great time learning to row. For us it was nice to be participating in something, so much of what we do as tourists is passive.... More 

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Fair Haven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a memorable trip with Row Venice! Sophie took our group of 4 out on the batellina. My wife and I signed up to row and my sisters were riders. Sophie was amazing! She was a patient teacher and a great guide. She not only taught us the basics of rowing, but also introduced us to Venice of old and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magical and inspiring! This was hands-down the highlight of our visit to Venice and possibly our entire trip to Italy. Our family of four spent an early evening out on the Ciccheti Row, where we all learned gondola technique and history, winding our way through the quiet canals of Cannaregio and out into the lagoon at sunset. On the way... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful way to spend the morning on the water in Venice. The girls were lovely, and clearly enjoy what they do. Our 9 yr old son really enjoyed standing up and rowing like a gondolier, and would have been to do it the whole hour and a half! Best thing we did in Venice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We awoke to the only rainy day of our trip and had booked a session with Row Venice. As always in Venice, we got lost/delayed en route to the rendezvous point due to the challenges of insufficiently detailed maps and GPS that wouldn't work in the tight confines of Venice's narrow streets. Every destination in Venice took triple the time... More 

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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.
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