Whether amatoriali (for the love of the voga), regatanti (racers), or campioni-campionesse (champion rowers), your instructors all have one thing in common: they are mad about the voga, and are eager to share their passion with you.
JANE* started it all; first in her sandolo, then in the rare, elegant batela coda di gambero, perfect for up to four people. Jane hails from England, grew up in Australia, and has been a vogatrice ever since she came to Venice over 20 years ago. She’s now lived in Venice longer than in either of the other countries, and regularly carries home a bandiera in the many regattas she rows in throughout the season.
NANCY* hails from the U.S., and has been rowing eight of the almost nine years she’s lived in the city. She considers the voga Venice’s last, best, and most sustainable secret, and one that uniquely augments any traveler’s understanding of the city.
ANNA* is Veneziana D.O.C, born in Venice with a family she traces back to the mid-1700s. As a child, Anna learned the secrets of the voga by studying the gondoliers beneath her window on the rio behind the Malibran Theatre; as a middle school teacher Anna is also great with families and kids. Anna is available for lessons in English, French, Italian—or Venetian, if you like.
SIBYLLE is by now as much Italian as she is German, as she’s lived in Venice with her Venetian husband (also a regatante) and family for over thirty years. When Sibylle isn’t racing in one of the many regattas held throughout the season, she’ll give you lessons in Italian, English…and Deutsche, of course.
SERENA is Venice-born, and by now has passed on her mania for the voga to her children as well (maybe her daughter Lucia will accompany your family, in fact). When Serena is not running the city hospital (or at least a part of it), she’ll be your Italian voga instructor (or Venetian, if you prefer it!).
FELIX* speaks English and Italian like a native, as well as his own native German. An art curator by trade, he became passionate about Venetian rowing since he moved to Venice over 20 years ago. He’s a regatante, and when it comes to orienteering, he knows the canals as well as any native. Felix is available for lessons in English, Italian…and Chinese!
ELENA is bright, young Veneziana D.O.C. who’s also the daughter of two rowing champions, and so comes by her voga expertise quite naturally. Elena will give you a lesson in English or Italian, and can explain in detail the workings of Italian law, since that’s her major at the moment.
CHIARA is Genovese by birth and Murano by choice. She’s a rowing champion and a tireless champion for the recognition of women voga athletes. Chiara is available for lessons in English, Italian, and Japanese—her university degree!
CRISTINA is also Venetian and is as passionate about racing in a regata as she is meandering through the city’s canals. Cristina is available for lessons in Italian, English, and Venetian.
And yes, we all live full time, in Venice-Venice.
* Indicates a CONI (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano)-certified instructor.