Venice: Live aboard a Gondola through the Hidden Canals

Hidden waterways, live music, gondola drag racing, Armani spotting and general mayhem Escaping from the Grand Canal, the gondolas explore the hidden canals running through the back blocks of Venice, winding their way along the narrow waterways towards Piazza San Marco. Inaccessible if the tide is … [Read more...]

Venice: Live from Gondolas on the Grand Canal

Six gondolas, live musical accompaniment, and a lot of "Prosecco" - beware, tourists! Six gondolas abreast down the Grand Canal? Tony and Helen Page brave a slightly out-of-control shared gondola cruise (maybe the prosecco had something to do with it) that starts off at the Rialto Bridge and … [Read more...]

Getting Around Venice

Getting Around Venice: There are two main ways of getting around Venice: walking or using some kind of boat; you could swim, but I wouldn't recommend it! Public Water Buses | Car Ferries | Water Taxis | Gondolas | Traghetto | Walking and also see our quick guide:How to … [Read more...]

Gondolas in 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 … [Read more...]