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Gondolas in Venice

Gondola on Grand Canal Venice Italy

Gondola on Grand Canal
A tradition dating centuries, stories of gondoliers, romanticism and song, Gondolas are one of the strongest symbols of Venice.

If you ask somebody who never visited Venice what images are evoked, it is a fair wager that he will speak to you about the gondolas.

And their history is as beautiful as Venice, guardians of the secrets of the ladies...

But the gondoliers always have been, and in any case still in the recent tradition, the genuine guides of Venice, knowing the history of its palaces, of its bridges...

Gondola Ride in Venice:

Shared Gondola ride (35 min)
Classic Shared Gondola ride (30 min)
Private Gondola ride (30 min)
Aternoon walking tour of Venice and Gondola ride (2h00)
Falling in love in Venice: Gondola ride and Romantic Dinner (2h25)
Private Gondola ride and Romantic Dinner at Restaurant Santo Stefano (2h35)
Private Gondola ride by Night (30 min)
Private Night Gondola ride off the beaten path (30 min)
Private Gondola ride with Hotel pick-up (30 min)
Gondola ride + Musician (35 min)
Marriage Proposal in Private Gondola (45 min)
Morning Venice Walking tour of Saint-Mark Square + Gondola ride (2h15)
Morning Venice Walking tour: Saint-Mark Basilica + Gondola ride (3h45)
Secret Venice: Walking tour + Gondola ride (2h25)
Gondola ride + Saint-Mark Basilica visit (1h30)
Private Gondola ride off the beaten path (30 min)
Enchanting Private Gondola ride in Venice (30 min)
Glassblowing Art and Venice by Gondola combo tour

Theophile Gautier and the Gondolas of Venice

Gondolas Grand Canal Venice

Gondolas Grand Canal
« The gondola is a natural production of Venice, an animated being having its special and local life, a fish species which can remain only in the water of a canal.

The lagoon and the gondola are inseparable and complement one another.

Without the gondola, Venice is not possible.

The city is a madrepore and the gondola is its mollusk.

Only the gondola can wind through the inextricable network and infinite capillarity of her watery streets. »
Théophile Gautier translated from Italia 1855

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