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, racing all season long and devoted to this Venetian sport that’s as old as the city itself.
Come row with us to experience one of the most exciting and most-Venetian activities you can have. Get off the beaten path and onto the Venetian waterways in our beautiful bateline and try it yourself!
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
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.