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Learn to Row as a Venetian

Learn to Row as a Venetian

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

Hello I am Damiano and I am one of the few "maestri d'ascia" still living in Venice. Have you ever heard of a maestro d'ascia? Well, it is someone who preserves the art of building and crafting gondole. Some years ago I founded VeniceOnboard, a sportive association that recovers and restores traditional Venetian boats, also teaching the traditional rowing techniques! Together with Emiliano e…
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What we’ll do

Are you ready for a very particular experience? You will learn how to row a traditional Venetian boat through the canals of the city! We will meet at our boats laboratory, set in the area of Cannaregio. We will show you our squero (our gondole laboratory), where we restore and craft gondole. We will introduce you to the world of the Venetian boats, explaining you their characteristics and…

What else you should know

This experience is suitable to everyone and every age.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
Boats and rows

What to bring

indumenti comodi

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Where you'll be

During the rowing session, we will see some interesting palaces and other beautiful houses that will make this experience even more enjoyable!

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

indumenti comodi

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This experience is suitable to everyone and every age.

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Damiano
Learn to Row as a Venetian
936 reviews
From $78/person
936 reviews
From $78/person