Gliding the Canals of Venice in an Iconic Gondola

Venice Gondola Rides

No Trip to Venice is Complete Without a Gondola Ride: It’s been decades since I took my last gondola ride and it came as a surprise to me to see the large number of gondolas gliding on the canals of Venice filled with willing customers. Some may say that gondola rides are touristy or tacky, […]

Gondolas in Venice

Gondolas off the Piazetta, San Marco, Venice

Gondolas in Venice Not just a rowing boat – how it’s built, traditions and "the gearbox"… A Gondola can be up to 11 metres long and 600 kg in weight, but still only needs one man with his single oar to propel it along, albeit in a stately fashion. Not many people know that gondolas […]