Let’s discover a hidden Venice on « Caorlina » rowing boat

Unique Experience for families, friends and couples. Discover Venice from the water, in a typical rowing boat and learn how to row

IMPORTANT NOTICE. This activity is provided by Remiera Casteo, a non profit association in Venice dedicated to teach Venetian Rowing Style. It is as well bookable on Airbnb, no commission is asked by Airbnb since Remiera Casteo is an association. All funds are 100% transfered to the association.

  • 1 hour total,
  • Starting time 10.00 am (flexible)
  • 8 guests maximum
  • Historical explication of the Arsenal’s area (40 minutes) and group rowing lesson (20 minutes)
  • Certified Venetian Style rowing teachers
  • Photo souvenir of the experience
  • In English, French and Italian

Note : 5 sur 5.


25€ per guest

(no extra fee, direct support to the association REMIERA CASTEO)

GOOD TO KNOW. Possibility to privatize the experience for your family or group of friends. We can as well organize another itinerary or program (for instance a FULL TIME rowing lesson). Ask us for more details.

About 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.

What we’ll do

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. 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. We will access to the restricted 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 support!

What else you should know

Guests must: – speak English, Italian 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

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • clotheswater and hat during summer
  • Waterproof coat, warm clothes woolen hat, scarf for winter

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French TV talks About Remiera Casteo

French TV presents the Remiera Casteo sport association. Watch the members training on the basin of the Arsenal where the experience takes place.

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