Gliding the Canals of Venice in an Iconic Gondola

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, … [Read more...]

Gondolas in Venice

Gondolas in VeniceNot 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 … [Read more...]