Learn to Row like a Venetian

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The Association Venicewiki offers the chance to try to row like a Venetian with private individuals lessons or for small groups.

What to expect:

2 hours gondolier experience in Venice

Learn how to be a gondolier from a local expert

Glide around the canals on board a sturdy "sanpierotta", one of the most beautiful typical boat

Discover how to stop, steer and row effectively

Private experience with maximum of 4 people ensures a personalized experience.

Book now by clicking on this link

Learn how to be a gondolier in Venice on a 2 hours tour rowing experience on the city’s most beautiful canals! Meet your instructor and learn how to row around the venetian lagoon and glide the quitter city canals. Numbers are limited to 4 on this small-group activity, ensuring personalized attention at all times. Meet your instructor in a quite area of Venice and then head to the waterside were your sanpierotta is ready and waiting for you. More stable then the traditional gondolas, sanpierotta have been used for centuries to let the Venetians move around the city. Start your experience with some on-land training to learn how to keep your balance on the water. Then hop aboard your sanpierotta and discover the tricks to gently row, steer and stop on the water.

Learn how to row with your long single oar. Practice on quieter canals and when you feel more confident head out along the picturesque canals.

As you glide listen to your instructor talk about the history of the boats and the life in the ancient Venice. This type of rowing was invented to help the early Venetian travel around the water of the lagoon.

After nearly 2 hours of learning how to row like a gondolier, return to dry land. Your gondolier experience finishes in the same place as the starting point.

Book now by clicking on this link

Do you need more information? Mail us at alvise@venicewiki.org

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot book a lesson online less than 24 hours in advance. If you see a suitable time slot open, book a future date and note your preferred time in your message. We will confirm an instructor and notify you immediately. Make sure you are available at your preferred contact cell or email.

Please specify country codes with cell numbers: +1 North America, +44, +33, +49, etc. Do not include leading zeros in cell numbers.

You do not need a Paypal account! Although Paypal will process your payment, you do not need an account yourself. Just choose the second payment option, “I do not have a Paypal account”; you will then be asked to enter your credit card details.

PayPal payment is taking too long? Don't you worry, You can pay on arrival the same day of the activity or you can send us an email at alvise@venicewiki.org letting us know the day you want to enjoy this beautiful experience and we will send you the payment link by mail.

Dal: 2017/03/07 al 2017/12/31
Orario: 10,00 - 12,00 oppure 15,00 - 17,00
Dove: Rio de la Madonna dell'Orto