Once you’ve become comfortable behind a Venetian oar, why not use it to go somewhere? And what better destination than a local bàcaro…or two. Enter the Cichetto Row.
If there’s anything more enjoyable the learning to row Venetian style, it’s learning to eat Venetian style. Combine the two with Row Venice’s unique Cicchetto Row, when after honing your voga skill, you’ll meander your traditional Venetian craft to the nearest bàcaro to slake your appetite with sumptuous cicchetti and…a sparkling Prosecco sur lie, perhaps?
Everyone wants to eat local…though most haven’t the vaguest idea what that means. Being accompanied by a bàcaro devotèe means you might venture Venetian classics like a tiny muscardine tiny octopus, fluffy white bàcala mantecato (codfish whipped and olive oil) on polenta, a savory hot polpetta meat or tuna croquet, or a speck, robiolo e tartuffo crostino…when you otherwise might pass them by. If you tastes are more conservative, don’t worry, there are plenty of other options, too).
That goes for the wines as well: even if you’re normally reds only, pair these cichetti with some of the most impressive whites in Italy…or anywhere, for that matter. (Have a exceptional passion for wine? Request our official sommelier vogatrice to accompany you.)
An assortment of typical cicchetti and accompanying wines at Venice’s traditional bàcari is the perfect intro to the tastes of Venice without committing to a whole meal. The crostini concoctions are limited only by the imaginations of the proprietors who create them…and none of it will ever taste better than after a late-afternoon lesson, sipping and sampling as the sun sets, in a bella batelina that you rowed yourself.
- The Cichetto Row lesson and outing lasts 2h30, starting at 17:30 from Apr – Oct, and at 11:30am Nov – Mar.
- Cost starts at €240 for two people; the cost includes food and drinks (alcoholic or not). We can adapt cichetti ingredients for any dietary restrictions, just include them in the comments of your reservation.