Venice, Italy: How To Escape the Crowds; Traditional Venetian Rowing

Learn tips from locals that will help you discover a hidden side of Venice and leave the crowds behind. First, Scott speaks with Lucrezia Della Sala of Secret Venice Tours for a run-down on unique things to do in the city (including tips on food & drink). Then, Elena Almansi of Row Venice joins the show to talk about what it’s like teaching visitors the art of traditional Venetian rowing.

A few of the topics that came up during the show:

Secret Venice Tours

Pizza al Volo – tasty pizza spot on Campo Santa Margherita, order the potato (french fry) pizza!

Dorsoduro neighborhood – arts district with laid-back vibes and views over St. Mark’s Square

Select Apertivo – the local’s drink

Venezia FC – The city’s beloved football club that plays in small local stadium

Row Venice – learn to row like a local!

Regata Storica – Big race in early September each year, great travel experience!

Taverna al Remer – the little bar with a dock on the Grand Canal where I watched the Regata Storica.

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