Row Venice Meeting Point

Row Venice has one single meeting point for all their activities.

Search Row Venice Meeting Point in Google Maps (browser or smartphone app) anytime to get directions from your current position.

IMPORTANT: Please use only Row Venice Meeting Point when searching directions. There duplicate street names all over Venice and you can easily be directed to the wrong location. Cross check instead with the Madonna dell’Orto or Ponte de la Sacca.

You will meet your boat and instructor at the Row Venice Meeting Point, the Ponte de la Sacca bridge in front of the Sacca Misericordia boat marina. It’s on the north side of Venice at the end of the fondamenta down from the Madonna dell’Orto church. The images above are from the bridge at the meeting point, see detailed directions from various parts of the city following the map and the written directions below.

  • GPS coordinates: 45.445211, 12.334364
  • Note that there is no “Row Venice” sign; view the photos above for the surroundings
  • We advise you to allow a plenty of time should you get turned around en route. Please make sure to contact us if you get lost or delayed.
  • Note that between lesson start times there will be no one at the meeting point. Wait outside the boat marina or on the bridge.

NOTE: Do not enter the boat marina. It is not public, and the attendants know nothing of our lessons. Just wait outside the boat marina or contact us if you have any questions.

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If you get lost, ask directions to the Madonna dell’Orto church, a well-known landmark. From there, walk with the canal on your right until you see the bridge just outside at the marina. Your boat will be waiting for you there. (Don’t worry if you don’t see your boat right away, it will arrive from the previous lesson momentarily.)

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 the 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).
  • Walk past the massive Scuola Misericordia on your right
  • take the 2nd right after the bridge into the campiello Trevisani. PLEASE NOTE: If you pass VINO VERO on your right, a bridge to the left crossing the canal, you have gone TOO FAR.
  • Walk straight ahead, cross two bridges. Wait at the second bridge outside the boat marina or on the bridge (see photos above).

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 boat marina (see photos above).

From the TRAIN STATION (30 mins) or PIAZZALE ROMA (35 mins) to the ORTO vap stop

  • you may walk using the GPS and map 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 big Madonna dell’Orto church until you reach the boat marina entrance and the bridge. This is the meeting point.
  • Note that the estimated times are from the boat departure time.

From the GIUDECCA (30 mins) to the ORTO vap stop

  • 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 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 bridge and the boat marina entrance. This is where you boat will meet you.

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 Madonna dell’Orto church on your left, until you arrive at the end of the fondamenta (at the bridge and the boat marina entrance). This is where your boat will meet you.

From LIDO (45 mins) or MURANO (30 mins) to the ORTO vap stop

  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

Row Venice takes place 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).

Please 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.

Please keep our contact info handy and make sure we have your en route contact should you be delayed, become lost, or in case there’s is a turn in the weather. Text messages work best, but phone calls and e-mails are fine as well.

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