What you'll do
** DISCLAIMER FOR LOW SEASON (Nov >> 28 Feb) ** We are providing the experience only on request for groups already formed. If you are interested, do not hesitate to send me a message. --------- PROGRAM Explore a hidden area of Venice in a traditional Caorlina rowing boat, an antique lagoon boat used for transportation and fishing. The Caorlina can host 8 people seated and it's rowed by two oarsmen. At the beginning of the experience, we will navigate slowly through the canals of the Castello sestiere (east part of the Venice historical island) where locals live. You will see an authentic area & neighborhood where most of the tourists will never go, smaller and bigger canals with local boats and typical houses. Then we will access to the EXCLUSIVE zone of the Arsenale basin, where you will be introduced to the Venetian rowing technique "Voga alla Veneta" and you will have the opportunity to try to row yourself in this unique area. Get ready to learn the history of the Arsenale shipyard, founded in 1104, during the Venetian Republic era, and see the magnificent St. Peter's basilica designed by Andrea Palladio in the 16th century and its leaning tower bell in Istrian stone. The Experience lasts 1 hour. Departure and arrival place: Sant'Anna canal. This experience benefits Remiera Casteo, a non-profit sports association officially registered since 1977. Thanks for your suppor
I am an instructor in the rowing club Remiera Casteo, in the neighborhood of Castello, where I live. I am passionate of Venice history and traditions, I love sports, so choosing to praticte Venetian traditional rowing was a natural choice for me. There is much to discover about this ancient rowing technique and the secrets of tradional boat fabrication, doing so, while going through hidden canals, is pure magic.
About the organisation
Remiera Casteo ASD
Remiera Casteo supports the development and preservation of the traditional rowing as a way to strengthen the local community and to rediscover in a new, sustainable way the natural and historical heritage of Venice. The aim of the Remiera is to involve the young generation through courses for children, engaging all members in the many public events organised with the Municipality of Venice.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Remiera Casteo ASD.
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Where you'll be
We will meet on fondamenta Sant'Anna, at the end of via Garibaldi, in the heart of Castello neighborhood. We will navigate through the canals along the Arsenale walls telling you its amazing history and see the shipyards and towers from the water (25 min), as shipmen have done since 1104 AD. Seeing St. Peter's church, we will enter the Arsenale basin where you will have the chance to try rowing (35 min) and will come back to the meeting point.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
Guests must: - speak English or French. - be fit to get on board independently - dress code: comfortable. wear flat shoes and hat. - No luggages onboard - No pets allowed IMPORTANT: be on time because it is a group activity and everyone has a strict schedule to explore Venice
Hidden Venice on Caorlina rowing boat
£22 / person
£22 / person