A ride in a gondola, the traditional boats used in the Venice lagoon, is an experience that should simply not be missed during your visit to the Serenissima.
For a trip rightly worthy of its fame, this is the must-do activity in Venice; treat yourself to a moment of pure seduction, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to the past: an experience of pure romantic indulgence.
The history of this means of transport began way back in the 1300s, when the first gondolas were used to transport people from one bank of the Grand Canal to the other. Over the centuries, the structure of the gondola has been modified, although the quality of the timber used and the lengthy construction process, which takes more than a year, have remained unchanged. Also, in this stunningly unique city, which floats on a magnificent maze of canals, the art of creating this means of transport, unseen anywhere else in the world, has played a vital role.
Even the figure of the gondolier, skilled oarsman of this mythical boat, helps to make a gondola ride an even more romantic and exclusive experience!