Gondola

One of the most striking features about Venice has got to be their mode of transportation – the gondola.

The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat that’s well suited for Venice.  For centuries, gondolas were the  means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times,  these iconic boats still play quite an important role in public transport within the city.

Check out the narrow water-ways in Venice, skill is definitely high on the list for gondoliers need to steer their gondolas or boats through this.  If you are lucky, you might just get a gondolier who will serenade to you with his soulful voice.

And after all the hard work of maneuvering and/or singing, you can be sure to find them hard at play too.

Ah well, such is life!  🙂

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