The Venice tour reviews are in! The Venice Gondola ride is a hit!! The voice, the accordion, the canals, the water, the gondola… It is one of the highlights of a Venice vacation. Here’s what you can expect on your Venice gondola ride with music.
The Gondola’s History
The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation. They were the most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city. They serve as as traghetti (ferries) over the Grand Canal. For a traveler looking for a nice view and quick Gondola ride the Grand Canal crossing on a traghetti is affordable and fun. They are also used in special regattas (rowing races) held amongst gondoliers. The gondola is propelled by an oar. Their primary role today, however, is to carry tourists on rides at fixed price of about $65 per person per Venice Gondola ride.
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