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Row Venice

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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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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An unconventional adventure to try in Venice!

It was a great thing to try - if you are in Venice with kids or teens, don't miss that programme! It is also a good way to get to know local life :)

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a great thing to try - if you are in Venice with kids or teens, don't miss that programme! It is also a good way to get to know local life :)

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Row venice is tucked away in a quiet area of Venice. We had just one day in Venice so this location gave us an interesting walk to and from the train station and a good look at the city and people away from the maddening crowds. We enjoyed "attempting" to row and they were very patient and encouraging when we... More 

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This was by far the highlight of our trip to Venice. Our instructor Gabriella was so friendly and made the whole experience so fun. We rowed through the canals out on to the lagoon, it was a fantastic experience and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The price is very reasonable and the lesson lasts 90 minutes, it is much... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During this 90min lesson, you will get to know how to row Venetian style and then will be taken along the canals - you rowing in front and the teacher/gondolier behind. If you are having a lesson with another person, then (s)he can sit in the middle and change with you at any point you wish. This experience has been... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Six of us, age 9 - 60 years - hired two boats on Easter Sunday morning with two fabulous guides: Ana (a primary school teacher - excellent skills for teaching us somehwat apprehensive three girls/women!) and champion rower AND Miss Venice (really) for the guys! Luckily, the weather was perfect and we managed to row out to the lagoon, all... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time learning to row a gondola...the kids were more interested in just sitting and enjoying the view but my husband and I got a great lesson, fantastic pictures and wonderful memories. I'd highly recommend this...not just for the lesson but also for the conversation with our guide - who had interesting historical facts and food recommendations... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ignore the Gondolas and Row Venice. We did it with our two children who are 8 & 9 and they loved it. Gabriella was our excellent tutor, guide and captain. Well worth the money and something we will remember for a long time.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We balked at the price of a gondola ride, and jumped at the chance to do something alternative to the usual tourist trip. Our teacher was extremely knowledgeable, and patient with her two students. Rowing was more of a challenge than we realized!

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Row Venice was an amazing experience .... one not to be missed. My kids ( ages 11 & 12 ) said it was their favourite experience in Venice. Our guides Sebastian & Luigina were fantastic. They were friendly, kind and enthusiastic at our efforts to master the rowing. We loved every minute of it! If you ask for Sebastian, he... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a lifelong dream to row in a gondola through the Venetian canals, but actually getting to doing the rowing myself, including a stint in the Grand Canal far exceeded my expectations of a wonderful time. Row Venice presents an opportunity to pilot your own craft through the canals for five times longer than the average gondola trip at... 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 neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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