Row Venice Meeting Point

Find us the easy way! search Row Venice Meeting Point in Google or iOS maps (in your browser or smartphone app) to get directions from your current position. Wait on the bridge and look for instructors with Row Venice t-shirts or hats.

Stay outside the wooden gate. *DO NOT* ENTER THE BOAT MARINA FOR ANY REASON.

Meet your instructor at the Row Venice Meeting Point, on the Ponte de la Sacca bridge outside the Sacca Misericordia boat marina (see map and images below). We’re on the north side of Venice at the end of the fondamenta Gasparo Contarini, just down from the Madonna dell’Orto church.

PLEASE NOTE: We have no office; only boats. There will be someone at the meeting point only at scheduled lesson times. Do not enter the marina for any reason.

Note that there is no Row Venice sign at the meeting point location. Wait on the bridge in the photo below, your instructor will meet you there. DO NOT enter the boat marina for any reason.

Be sure to use ONLY Row Venice Meeting Point when searching directions in maps.There duplicate street names all over Venice and you can easily be directed to the wrong location if you use any other names. Cross check instead with the Sacca Misericordia or Ponte de la Sacca. GPS coordinates are 45.445211, 12.334364.

View Row Venice Meeting Point in a larger map.

Ponte de la Sacca — wait here.

Sacca Misericordia boat marina

Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini

Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini

ROW VENICE operates in a quiet part of the city where we can help you learn to row the Venetian way in peaceful surroundings. 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). SO:

  • review the maps carefully. Make sure you allow enough time to arrive traverse the city without hurrying and still to arrive a few minutes before your appointment. We will likely have another lesson following yours, and we want to make sure you get the benefit of your entire lesson.
  • Stay available at your en route contact should you be delayed, become lost, or in case there’s is a turn in the weather and we need to contact you.
  • Get in touch by text or email if you will be delayed—we just need to know you’re on your way. Your instructor will wait only 30 minutes if we don’t hear from you. 
  • Note that between lesson start times there will be no one at the meeting point. Wait outside the boat marina or on the bridge, your boat and instructor will arrive at the appointed time. DO NOT ENTER THE MARINA FOR ANY REASON.

We look forward to rowing with you in Venice!

Directions from Around Town

The easiest way is to search your map app for Row Venice Meeting Point, but you can also cross reference their directions with these written ones guiding your from various parts of town.

From the San Marcuola vap stop (12 mins)

Take Line 1 or Line 2 to the San Marcuola vaporetto stop. From there:

  • walk with the water at your back to the right of the church; behind it, turn left onto the wide rio terà Drio della Chiesa. A few steps ahead…
  • Turn right into the narrow calle Secondo del Cristo. At the end, turn right, and take the next left (the courtyard and restaurant La Colombina will be on your right).
  • Walk straight ahead, you will cross a main thoroughfare and the wide Campiello Anconetta, walk straight ahead into the calle d’Aseo
  • Continue straight to the end, cross the bridge, turn right, and cross another bridge.
  • Walk straight ahead, keep the water on your right, pass a bridge (do not cross), then turn left into the large walkway calle Larga, just after the restaurant Tintoretto and before the restaurant Rioba.
  • Walk straight ahead until you have crossed two bridges, you will see the massive Madonna dell’Orto church.
  • Turn right, walk with the water on your left to the end, at the next bridge. Wait one the bridge outside the marina (see photos above).

From the TRAIN STATION (30 mins) or PIAZZALE ROMA (35 mins)

  • you may walk following the map indications above, about 30 minutes, or
  • take vaporetto Line 5.2 or Line 4.2 to the ORTO vaporetto stop (about 30 mins)
  • From the ORTO vaporetto stop, walk straight ahead (as much as possible) until you reach the canal. Turn left.
  • Walking with the water on your right, pass the massive Madonna dell’Orto church until you reach the next bridge ourside the marina entrance. This is the meeting point.
  • Note that the estimated times are from the boat departure time.

From the VENICE MARITTIMA Cruise Port (50 mins)

To arrive at the Row Venice meeting point from the Maritime port, we would suggest that you

• walk to the People Mover tram (5 min , straight out the port front entrance); buy tickets (€1 each); take the tram to Piazzale Roma (2 mins).

• from street level tram exit, turn right and right again to walk between the parking garages to the water and the vaporetto landings 4.2 and 5.2; tickets may be bought on board for €7 each.

NOTE: if you would like to get vaporetto passes for the duration of your stay, turn left from the tram and walk to the ACTV ticket offices, where you may purchase a travel card (from 24 hours to a week duration, your preference) from the offices, booths or machines (lines may be shorter inside). Have someone then point you to the departure landing for Lines 4.2 and 5.2.

• Take vaporetto line 4.2 or 5.2 to the ORTO vaporetto stop (25 minutes). From there walk straight ahead until you arrive at the canal.

• Turn left (keeping the canal on your right) and walk straight ahead until you arrive at the Ponte de la Sacca bridge outside the marina entrance. This is the meeting point.

From STRADA NOVA / Ca’ d’Oro vap stop (12 mins)

Get directions from your hotel concierge to the campo Santi Apostoli and Strada Nova, OR take Line 1 to the Ca’ d’Oro vaporetto stop. From the vap stop: walk to the end of the calle and turn left onto the Strada Nova. From campo Santi Apostoli, walk straight up the Strada Nova with the Vecio Bragosso restaurant on your left. Then,

  • Walk past MacDonald’s and Lush on your right; cross the bridge and turn right immediately onto the fondamenta San Felice.
  • Walk with the water on your right; turn left at the end (the only way you can turn).
  • Cross the big bridge and walk past the massive Scuola Misericordia on your right
  • Take the 2nd right into the campiello Trevisani.IMPORTANT! If you pass VINO VERO on your right and a bridge crossing the canal on your left, turn around and turn left.
  • Walk straight ahead, cross the bridge, walk straight ahead to the next bridge, Ponte de la Sacca.
  • Wait on the second bridge outside the marina (see photos above).

From GIUDECCA (30 mins)

  • take vaporetto Line 4.2 to the ORTO vaporetto stop (about 30 mins, check time from your departure stop). If you are staying at the Hilton Molino Stucky, you may take the shuttle to the Zattere stop, then take vaporetto Line 5.2 from there to the ORTO stop.
  • From the ORTO vaporetto stop, walk straight ahead (as much as possible) until you reach the canal. Turn left.
  • Walking with the water on your right, pass the big Madonna dell’Orto church until you reach the boat marina entrance and the Ponte della Sacca bridge. This is the meeting point.
  • Note that the estimated times are from theboat departure time..

From LIDO (45 mins) or MURANO (30 mins)

  • From Lido, take vaporetto Line 5.1 to the ORTO vaporetto stop (about 30 mins)
  • From Murano Colonna, take Line 4.1 to the ORTO vaporetto stop (about 15 mins)
  • From the ORTO vaporetto stop, walk straight ahead (as much as possible) until you reach the canal. Turn left.
  • Walking with the water on your right, past the big Madonna dell’Orto church until you reachboat marina entrance and the bridge. This is the meeting point.
  • Note that the estimated times are from the boat departure time.

From the SAN BASILIO Cruise Port (40 mins)

Take the vaporetto line 5.2 from the San Basilio vaporetto stop to the ORTO stop (25 mins).

• From there, walk as straight ahead as possible until you arrive at the canal.

• Turn left (keeping the canal on your right), walk past the big Madonna dell’Orto church on your left, until you arrive at the end of the fondamenta (at the Ponte de la Sacca bridge outside marina entrance). This is the meeting point.