Supporting the Venetian Voga Tradition and Sharing It with the World

Row Venice is a non-profit organization of passionate women and expert vogatrici, 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 iconic by the gondoliers. Many of us are also athletes and regatanti devoted to this Venetian sport that’s as old as the city itself.

Come row like a Venetian with us. Get off the beaten path and onto the Venetian waterways in our beautiful bateline and try it yourself!

Row Venice to sustain Venice.

No motors. No wake. Private lessons in rare, traditional Venetian batele craft.

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?

If you don't Row Venice, you don't know Venice.

Venetian Rowing Lesson

Our classic, 90-minute, private lesson for up to four people in one traditional, Venetian hand-crafted all-wood batellina.

The Cichetto Row

Cichetto Row - Row Venice

Where foodies and wine enthusiasts can follow their prova di voga with a giro d’ombra, employing their newly acquired skills to row to two bàcari, sampling food and wine of Venice.

Row the Canal Grande!

A 90-minute rowing lesson that takes place in Canal Grande exclusively in the evening after the city begins to relax (and in summer, cool off), and during the day on Sundays (no work boats).

Looking for something different to do in Venice, something truly authentic and un-touristy? Row Venice gets you off the beaten Venetian path and behind an oar, offering you the possibility to experience the rich heritage of this unique 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 activity, 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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