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Learn to Row as a Venetian

Learn to Row as a Venetian

Duration:1.5 hours total
Languages:Offered in English
30 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

About your host

Hello I am Damiano and I am one of the few "maestri d'ascia" still living in Venice. Have you ever heard of a maestro d'ascia? Well, it is someone who preserves the art of building and crafting gondole. Some years ago I founded VeniceOnboard, a sportive association that recovers and restores traditional Venetian boats, also teaching the traditional rowing techniques! Together with Emiliano e…

What we’ll do

Are you ready for a very particular experience? You will learn how to row a traditional Venetian boat through the canals of the city! We will meet at our boats laboratory, set in the area of Cannaregio. We will show you our squero (our gondole laboratory), where we restore and craft gondole. We will introduce you to the world of the Venetian boats, explaining you their characteristics and…

What else you should know

This experience is suitable to everyone and every age.

What I’ll provide

Boats and rows

What to bring

indumenti comodi

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Where you'll be

During the rowing session, we will see some interesting palaces and other beautiful houses that will make this experience even more enjoyable!


Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

This experience is suitable to everyone and every age.

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Learn to Row as a Venetian
928 reviews
From $76/person
928 reviews
From $76/person