ROW, EAT & DRINK VENETIAN STYLE! AN EARLY EVENING TOUR
There is nothing more quintessentially Venetian than rowing down the city’s silent canals on one of its slender, elegant boats in the traditional style: standing up, facing forward, just like a gondolier.
And when you combine rowing Venetian style with eating and drinking Venetian style, it cannot be beat. We call it the bà-ca-row. In this 2 and a half hour, early evening tour, you will first try your hand at the voga alla veneta in a handcrafted batella or a caorlina, a spacious—and much more stable craft—than the sleek, iconic gondola.
As the sun begins to relax in the west, you will first learn the basic stroke as we navigate the Lagoon and quiet canals. Into the Lagoon (where on a clear day, the proud Dolomite Alps line the horizon), you can try your hand rowing a poppa — steering the boat yourself.
After that, we shall return to row along one of the liveliest canals in the city, full of bàcari (that’s the proper name for the local wine bars, a term originating from the wine god Bacchus–for us to choose from for our eating and drinking pleasure).
This is when the city begins to slow down and
- Wine & food tasting Venetian style
- Evening rowing along picturesque canals
ROW, EAT & DRINK
Venice was born on mud flats, salt marshes and shallow waters of its expansive lagoon: with 210 square miles and an average depth of just about one meter, it forms the largest wetland in the Mediterranean.
The unique, stand-up voga alla veneta style of rowing was born in this environment, along with a variety of low, flat bottomed, keel less, easy to maneuver boats devised to transport people and goods through a meandering network of channels, canals, and tidal creeks.
A people of boatmen and merchants, the Venetians where masters of lagoon navigation and used it to make their city an invincible bastion.
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- Casual wear and flexible shoes will do!
- 1-2 people 260 Euros – each additional people 90 Euro per person.
- Food and wine included
- A boat takes up to 4 people
- This tour lasts 2.5 hours – It is an evening tour