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Row Venice

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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
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+39 347 725 0637
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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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Seeing Venice via boat - a bit differently!

My Mum and I booked a last minute tour with Row Venice on the 16th of Jan - my Mum wanted to do a gondola ride, but after a little research online, and passing over every canal... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My Mum and I booked a last minute tour with Row Venice on the 16th of Jan - my Mum wanted to do a gondola ride, but after a little research online, and passing over every canal and having a Gondolier half-heartedly ask if we want a gondola ride, I persuaded her to do the row Venice tour - we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I did the Cicchetti row and cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Our guide, Lisa, was so friendly and went out of her way to make it enjoyable for us, and to show us the best bacari and the best wine. It was a brilliant way to get to know Venice, and something we'll remember for many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luigina patiently and expertly taught me the beginnings of "Voga alla Veneta", stand-up rowing, in the sunny Venetian lagoon. It was a beautiful way to learn a very ancient skill and connect with the uniqueness of Venice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this trip after researching the cost of gondolas before we arrived at Venice and decided it wouldn't be better value and more fun to give this a go. We certainly weren't disappointed! This was a fantastic way to spend the 90mins the lesson lasted and we learnt so much. We had Anna as our instructor and she was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Guilia and Lisa - We had the best time with you guys at the helm teaching us how to row yesterday, New Year's Eve, in Venice and savouring the great local food and wines Row Venice is the most magical experience. Highly recommended. The Stewart family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elisa was our coach for this wonderful tour. My wife, my two daughters (15 & 13), and I all took turns at rowing and steering the gondola. Best 90 min in Venice. Elisa was very patient with us. I recommend this activity if you are looking to do something unique and different than taking a gondola ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough great things about this female run non-profit dedicated to preserving the water culture of Venice. Our guide Anna couldn't have been more patient or supportive. My boys (ages 15 and 12) loved it! Kept thanking us for the amazing experience on a trip that was full of amazing experiences - this was the highlight. The 2 1/2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Julia for a magical afternoon. This has been the highlight of our European tour to date. Thanks for being flexible, friendly and fantastic with the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 2 adults and 2 kids (8 & 9) thoroughly enjoyed this extraordinary experience. We were really hesitant about paying exorbitant prices for a gondola ride so we opted for this instead and it was the best decision ever. All four of us took turns to learn how to row the gondola. Although we were fumbling quite a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have made several visits to Venice over the past two decades and have spent weeks there in total. Obviously, the number one reason to go to Venezia is to soak up the ambiance of this unique city. However, after lessons with Sofia and other instructors earlier this year, our party of 6 people ranks Row Venice... More 

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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 neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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