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Learn to row like a Venetian! Try the stand-up style made iconic by the gondoliers. You'll support this local tradition with a sustainable activity as you connect with Venice in a rare, traditional Venetian all-wood batella coda di gambero. You...more
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30121 Venice, Italy
+39 347 725 0637
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very unusual and enjoyable experience. We very much enjoyed having a go at the Venetian style of rowing which is by no means easy but great fun to try. Our instructor Elena was a real expert and very patient with our efforts. It made...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a 5-people boat and were coached by two very professional and pleasant ladies. Everyone could row (including our 6 y.o.). We had a lot of fun ! A must-do to feel the true Venice.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Everyone rightfully sings the praises of the Venice Row experience. The lessons are fun, a unique adventure and a lovely physical experience, but it is also the best mode to see the birds, "uccelli," both native and migratory: multiple grebes, cormorants, herring and black-headed gulls,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank digopolis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine mooring your boat along canal side restaurants to enjoy cicchetti?? Other folks are standing, juggling drinks and plates, but you are sitting in your lovely barco enjoying your spritz and tasty cicchetti chosen by your rowing instructor. You’ve worked up an appetite learning to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 768kristiner
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked a 90 minute rowing lesson with Row Venice. They have an arrangement with a small local hotel that allowed us to get coffee there when we arrived a little early. Our instructor Jane met us promptly at the appointed time...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ChuckPed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend booked this activity and I am so thankful and grateful that she did. It was Int'l Women's Day so how fitting to have instruction from a female gondolier. We took turns rowing and even went out to sea and steered the gondola. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AngieofCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great lesson with Elena, she was a great teacher! FYI all lessons with Row Venice are private! My balance isn't great but I did fine and didn't worry about falling out of the boat! It was a little tiring but I felt much...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank skatrek47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You meet up at the pier towards the northern side of Venice (keep that in mind if you are staying anywhere else, as it may be quite the haul to get there). Upon arrival you are greeted by the Row Venice Staff. Our guide, Anna,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So if you’ve read the reviews you’ll already know this isn’t a gondola tour of Venice, but an actual rowing lesson - so I’ll review it as such. (As a gondola tour it is only 2 star. Go do an actual gondola ride) Overall the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Row V, Administrator at Row Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Watch Dog, We are quite stunned by your review. All our instructors pride themselves on being good and engaging teachers. We have passed your comments along to the women and reminded them they are not only ambassadors of Venice, but also of women in...More

Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We had an enjoyable afternoon learning how to row and navigate on the canals and the lagoon. The four of us had a decent shot rowing, trying to master the technique while standing up. It’s a different technique to classic rowing, with open oarlocks. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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Response from greytop | Reviewed this property |
Our instructor, Nan, rowed the entire time and my wife and I traded off. You really need two people rowing in order to navigate traffic and make progress. This isn't a gondola ride. However, standing and rowing doesn't... More
Sonali D
29 June 2018|
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Response from Row V | Property representative |
Just click 'BOOK YOUR LESSON' on our website.
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15 June 2018|
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Response from 11Russell11 | Reviewed this property |
Just checked and the website seems active. You need to go to the "Book Your Lesson" page. We paid 85 euros for an hour and a half lesson.