One Week trip to ITALY


MAY 29, 2017 to June 4, 2017

A trip of a lifetime 

The trip will begin in Florence, one of the most fantastic Cities of Italy.  The heart of Tuscany on the Arno River, Florence is often considered the birthplace of the italian Renaissance.  Rowing through the heart of the city just under the Ponte Vecchio is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest and most famous bridge in Florence.  The group will row on the Arno River and out of the  Canottieri Fierenze.   The  Canottieri Fierenze is a very exclusive club allowing entry only to a very exclusive group.

Coaching will be conducted by two Olympians, Francesco Fossi and Claudia Belderbos who are going to lead and coordinate the trip to make it a magical experience for everyone involved.  They look forward to teaching rowing to our group and to introduce us to the best that Italy has to offer.  Making this trip feel like visiting good friends in Europe.   


The itinerary will get filled 

MAY 29 - Collect group and get settled in at the accomodations, possibly a short row & full group welcome dinner.

MAY 30 - Florence - Row on the Arno & Explore the sights and tastes of Italy in a guided city tour by Francesco, who is born and raised in Florence. You will not miss out on the best 'gelateria' and bar to take an Italian coffee.  

May 31 - Florence - Row on the Arno & Explore the surroundings of Tuscany. Francesco and Claudia will show you the wine yards and olive trees in the famous Chianti area. Optional: wine-tasting. 

June 1 - Florence- Row on the Arno & have free time to explore the city more, or just relax by the pool taking some sun. In the evening we can dine at canottieri Firenze. Optional: a trip to Pisa or Sienna. 

June 2 - Florence- Row on the Arno & after depart by bus to go to Venice. Get settled in at the accommodations, and enjoy an Italian dinner. 

June 3 - Arrive outside of Venice- Go with us on a tour in the magnificent Venice and get ready and inspired for the Voga Longa! 

June 4 - Venice & the Day of the Vogalonga


    • Touring Florence
      • Wine Tasting
      • Tasting Olive Oils
      • Dining on Fabulous food
      • Viewing the David
      • Domo
      • Piazza Santa Croce
      • Florence Cathedral


    Typical Daily Itinerary Italy

     8am - Breakfast

    9am - Morning Row & workout

    11:30am - Return to housing for showers

    12:00pm - Lunch

    1 to 5pm - Touring City & learning about the city of Florence

    5 to 7pm - Rowing & Afternoon Workout

    8pm - Dinner & Wine Tasting

    11:00  lights out