Row like a Venetian

We are a group of local vogatori, Venetian by birth and by choice, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional Venetian cultura acquea, the water culture. It starts with the voga, and you can try it yourself.

Venetian bateleLooking for something different to do in Venice, something less touristy, off the beaten track? Try the Venetian voga alla veneta — the unique, stand-up rowing style developed to traverse the city and its lagoon, and made iconic by the gondoliers —  you can experience this rich heritage first-hand.

While getting a taste of this exhilarating, inherently green and sustainable activity, you’ll be supporting our non-profit, all-volunteer organization’s efforts to keep this the voga an integral part of the city, as we simultaneously raise international awareness and generate broader support for the role of the voga and typical Venetian boats.

By participating in—not just observing—this unique, very-Venetian pastime, you’ll acquire a profound understanding of the city that is both historic and intimate.

Choose one of these activities and become a member of our non-profit association that promotes the presence of the traditional rowing in Venice:

• our classic, 90-minute, private Venetian Rowing Lesson, €40 per person (€80 minimum)
• the Cicchetto Row, where foodies and wine enthusiasts can follow their lezione di voga with a girò d’ombra, sampling food and wine of Venice from a traditional hand-crafted boat, starting at €220.
• row the Canale Grande after dark with Vogata di Sera, 90 minutes, €200

Already know what your preference? Check availability now. (or here, if you’re a travel agent).

Whether you row Venice as a leisure activity, part of a rowing event, or sporting regate —you’ll come to understand how the voga is an integral part of Venetian heritage. That’s why we say…

There is nothing more Venetian than the Voga.