Venetian Rowing Lesson: Prova la voga

Row Venice - Venetian Rowing LessonsFor your Venetian Rowing Lesson, we’ll first introduce you to our traditional batelina, once one of the most prolific in the city. Now extremely rare, they make an exceptional first time rowing boat: stable and comfortable.

For your lesson, we’ll first concentrate on the basic stroke for rowing a prua (at the prow), in the boat without moving. We’ll then depart, and each rower in turn will get used to the stoke as we glide along a wide, quiet canal. We’ll then cross then into the expansive, open lagoon, where you’ll be encouraged to try rowing a poppa — steering the boat yourself at the stern, just like a gondolier. We’ll then return back through the evocative side canals back to the drop-off point.

Learn more about our distinctive, traditional boats, the rare belle bateline HERE.

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Larger Groups

Kids Row VeniceIf you have 5-8 people, you may book two boats yourself at any hour they are free using our online booking system (if you only see one boat free, check with us to see if we can add one).

For larger groups of more than 8 people, we can arrange for multiple lessons, and/or multiple boats. Please write us with your requirements and we’ll arrange your booking.

Venetian Rowing Lesson details

  • All lessons are private.
  • Lessons are 90 minutes
  • Total cost (whether rowing or riding) is €85 for 1 or 2 people; €120 for 3; €140 for 4.
  • We can guarantee lessons in English and Italian, but we also offer lessons in French, German and Spanish, depending on instructor availability.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and flexible sports shoes; bring water & head cover on a hot day.

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