Supporting the Venetian Voga Tradition and Sharing It with the World

Row Venice is a non-profit organization of passionate (and almost all female) vogatori, Venetian by birth and by choice. We are dedicated to the preservation of the traditional Venetian cultura acquea and at its center, the voga alla veneta, the Venetian style of rowing: standing up, facing forward, native to Venice and made famous by the gondoliers.

Row Venice invites you to get off the beaten path and onto the Venetian waterways in our beautiful bateline and try it yourself!

All in the family

No age limit – kids row by themselves, or along with a parent or your instructor.

Evening Row in the Grand Canal

Experience Venezia at her most serene — by oar.

Just rewards.

Why not follow your hard work learning the voga with a stop at a local bàcaro…or two?

Venetian Rowing Lesson

The Cichetto Row

Evening Row Grand Canal

Looking for something different to do in Venice, something truly authentic and un-touristy? Row Venice offers you the possibility to experience the rich heritage of the Venetian rowing style first-hand.

While getting a taste of this exhilarating, inherently green and sustainable activity, you’ll also be supporting our non-profit organization’s goals to support women who race, kids who learn, and organizations who work to keep the voga an integral part of the city. You’ll play a part in  simultaneously raising international awareness and generating broader support for the role of the voga and typical Venetian boats as a vital part of Venetian heritage.

By participating in—not just observing—this unique, very-Venetian pastime, you’ll support our cause while acquiring a visceral connection to the city that is both historic and intimate. You, too, will understand that

There is nothing more Venetian than the Voga.

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