Row Venice takes place in residential Cannaregio, an unusually tranquil part of the city, where we can help you learn to row the Venetian way in peaceful, evocative surroundings.

This means it may take some preparation on your part to understand how to best arrive in a city that is confusing by nature, even for locals! Allow plenty of time, especially if you’re lodging in Castello or San Marco, for example. Or, arrange to come early to the neighborhood to have a caffè along the Fondamenta Misericordia, or to visit the nearby Ghetto (with a wonderful hourly tour on the half-hour), or Tintoretto’s luminous church, the Madonna dell’Orto.

  • Please review maps carefully and take the time to plan on how to arrive a few minutes before your appointment. We will likely have another lesson following yours, and want to make sure you get the benefit of your entire lesson time.
  • Make sure you have a working cell phone, and turn it on. It’s imperative that have a way to communicate with you should you be delayed or become lost. Text messages work best, but phone calls and e-mails are fine. Otherwise get your hotel to call us if you have a problem.
  • We recommend scheduling your lesson early in your stay, just in case the weather doesn’t cooperate (rain or wind) and we need to reschedule.

We thank you for your consideration, and look forward to rowing with you in Venice!