Venetian Rowing Lesson: Prova la voga
Between €85 and €130 depending on number of participants (1-4 people)
A gondolier ride is top of the list of things to do in Venice but Row Venice has a new way for you to take to the water. As the only rowing school for tourists in one of the most popular ports in the Mediterranean, Row Venice promises an authentic approach to the Venetian art of rowing. Spend 90 minutes learning voga alla veneta in a traditional batelina rowing boat. The style of rowing is native to Venetians, developed centuries ago and still practiced by gondoliers today. A private lesson is a unique way to escape the crowds and make some great memories but be warned; it is harder than it looks!
Full Day Cooking Class with Rialto Market Tour
Enrica Rocca Cooking School
Join feisty and flamboyant Italian contessa Enrica Rocca on a cookery class that takes you from the Rialto Market to the kitchen in her family piazza in Venice’s Dorsoduro district. Enrica is an expert in Venetian cuisine and her cookery classes have appeared in the likes of Condé Nast Traveller, Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New York Times. After selecting fresh ingredients with Enrica at Rialto Market, you’ll head to her loft home and recreate 5 or 6 authentic Venetian dishes, the tour price including wines to match each course. Tours run Tuesday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Italian Portrait Session
€330 (maximum of 6 participants)
Aperture Tours’ Italian Portrait Session is a great way to remember your time in Venice, especially if your cruise to the Mediterranean coincides with a special birthday or anniversary. Your three-hour tour of the city with a professional photographer will result in holiday snaps you won’t mind ending up on Facebook, with three of the city’s most picturesque spots providing the backdrop. You’ll receive 35-50 high-quality images as part of tour price, emailed so you can get them straight on Facebook.
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