Learn to Row as a Venetian

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Learn how to row a traditional Venetian boat through the canals of the city! Meet the Master at its squero (gondola laboratory), in the picturesque area of Cannaregio and start the amazing experience!
Damiano will provide a brief introduction about the world of Venetian boats and will show you how to row with the ancient techniques.
Then, you get on the Venetian boat to go through the labyrinth of venetians canals. For about 1 hour, you’ll personally move your own boat along romantic corners and under small bridges!  The itinerary will be in a quiet and not busy area of the city where you can row without being scared by other boats, far-away from the overcrowded touristic area.
Damiano is one of the last “"maestri d'ascia” (someone who preserves the art of building and crafting gondola) and every day teaches to the gondolier’s sons how to row, preparing them to their future work! So, you will learn the art of rowing from a real expert master!

  • Meeting point: Venice On Board- Cannaregio 3009 G, 30121 Venezia VE
  • Ending point: Venice On Board
  • Availability & operation:  From 10th July 2019 until 31st October 2020. The tour does not take place on 24th- 25th – 26th- 31th December and for all January and February.
  • Departure and meeting: From Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 am - 11:00 am- 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (only from April to September)
  • Inclusion: Live Commentary – shared lesson with expert master in Venetian rowing
  • Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes approx.
  • Languages: English, Italian (the activity could be bilingual)
  • Gross price public rate: Adult € 65 (only over 18 years old can participate).
  • Sale & reservation: On request until 24 hours before the starting time. For the clients with API connection the tour is in free sale with variable cut off Maximum 8 people per course.
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Course does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or bad weather (it can be postponed later or to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).
  • Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written service provided by Venice Tours Srl. Mobile vouchers are accepted
  • Commission: refer to contract
  • Confirmation: Please ask clients to  NOT reconfirm

Appropriate clothes suggested –The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party -Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
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