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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade
"Head to Campo San Luca in central Venice either during the day or at night – whatever time suits you best – and then hop aboard your elegant gondola boat. With just your group (2-4 people maximum) on board plus your own gondolier your boat will glide away into the waters of the Grand Canal.Once the main form of transport around the beautiful water-logged city of Venice gondolas have more or less been replaced by the vaporetti (water buses) for getting quickly around. But nothing beats a pleasant glide around Venice by traditional gondola boat passing the city’s Gothic palazzos and elegant bridges at a gentle pace.Look out at the hustle and bustle of the ancient Grand Canal seeing vaporetti water taxis and other gondolas passing by
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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal
"Step aboard your boat at a gondola stop near St Mark’s Square and then sit back and relax as your gondolier expertly navigates your gondola around the waterways. The traditional flat-bottomed boats have been used for centuries in the city and as you explore the canals your onboard guide will keep you entertained with trivia and history about them. Cruise along Rio della Madonnetta a picturesque channel that borders the San Polo and Santa Croce neighborhoods and enter the Grand Canal. Snaking some 1.9 miles (3km) through the city the famous canal is lined by grandiose churches and glamorous palazzi that look out on the countless gondolas
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Private Venice Gondola School: Learn How to Be a Gondolier
"Meet your instructor in a quiet area of Venice and then head to the waterside where your gondoletto is ready and waiting for you. More stable than traditional gondolas gondoletti have been used for centuries to train the Venetian gondoliers.Start your experience with some on-land training to learn how to keep your balance on the water. Then hop aboard your gondoletto and discover the tricks to gently row steer and stop on the open water. Each group member will take turns at the helm and your instructor will be close by to give you all the attention you need.Stand facing the bow and learn how to row with your long single oar. Practice your strokes on quieter canals; when you feel more confident
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Gondola Ride

this will be my things to do tips for the gondola. I will have a separate transportation tip for it.If you are like me who view the Gondola Ride as a Priceless Experience and would nit mind the cost...
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Mar 30, 2016

Gondola Ride

It's 10 minutes to 6:00 PM and Kiki and I are rushing through the streets of Venice frantically looking for a gondolier. ...Any gondolier. "Where'd they all go?," I ask, "A few minutes ago they were...
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Apr 15, 2015

Gondola yes, but only if you're in love

Gondola is undoubtelly the most romantic way to explore the historic centre of the town. The 45 minutes tour will cost you 130 euros, which I considering as a robbery.I didn't want to pay such...
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Nov 06, 2014

The end of the day for the gondoliers.

After a day of rowing, or waiting for the customers, the gondoliers are bringing back their gondolas; here at Campo Santa Sofia on the Grand Canal facing the Mercado (photo 1 & video). It's around...
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Nov 08, 2013

Gondolas parked at their moorings

Gondolas were once the chief form of transportation through the canals of Venice, today they are generally used as sightseeing vessels for tourists willing to shell out quite a few euros for a ride on...
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Sep 07, 2013

Boat trip with gondola

Ride a Gondolas are not cheap but we feel not complete leaving the city without riding the rowing boat, it used to transport the Venetians, now is meant for tourists. The Venetians prefer to use water...
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Sep 07, 2013

Riding the Gondola at Sunset

One of my most memorable time in Venice was riding on the gondola at sunset. It is quite simply beautiful and a great experience. Riding on this traditional Venetian water boat is like going back in...
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Dec 30, 2012

A Gondola ride

The gondola as we know it today is the result of an evolution responding to the need for increased manoeuvrability and practicality. For instance, the original wooden cabin disappeared as tourism...
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Jul 31, 2011

Romantic Even Without Your Love

Though it is quite expensive, taking the gondola is very romantic even if you are not with the love of your life. It is also a good way to see parts of Venice that you wouldn't otherwise see. I have...
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Apr 04, 2011

A romantic way to enjoy the canal

I confess, I'm a tourist. I wanted to take a gondola ride, but I wanted it to be special, not like a ride at an amusement park. We ventured throughout the city, enjoying the many sites and then we saw...
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Jun 18, 2010

Gondola ride

A gondola ride in Venice is a quitessential Venetian experience not to be missed. Each gondola can sit 6 people. A 40-minute ride through the narrow canals of Venice during the day costs 80 euros per...
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Nov 23, 2009

Gondolas: Don't pass this up!

If you miss riding in a gondola, you will regret it when you get home. So get ready for the plunge into your wallet.The boatman will sing for you, but don't expect Anrea Bocelli. He will tell you...
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Sep 23, 2009
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S Polo 2344, Campo Sant'Agostin, Venice, Veneto, 30125, Italy
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San Polo District - Sestiere San Polo

These two Sestieri blend into each other and offer opportunities for quiet walks in dark, narrow alleys in addition to some of the most beautiful churches - and the famed paintings inside the...
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Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro turned out to be my favourite art museum in Venice. It is housed in a beautiful baroque-style palazzo built on the Grand Canal between 1659 and 1710. The palazzo was turned into a museum at...
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Canal Grande

this will be my pictures foe the night view of the grand canal The Grand Canal is the main artery of Venice that splits the city rougly into two halves and of which 4 bridges cross the grand canal at...
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Campo Santa Margherita

Piazzas are the happening centers here and there throughout the city. Some have less activity than others. This one was quite busy. I think because it was near the schools for the kids. We noticed...
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Palazzo Grassi

Completed by 1772, Palazzo Grassi was the last major palace to be built in Venice before the fall of the Republic. It was commissioned by the Grassi family (from Bologna) and designed by the architect...
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Ca' Rezzonico

The baroque palazzo Ca' Rezzonico at the Canale Grande - with its striking facade of white marble - is one of the finest examples of Venice city palaces now open to the public. It was built in the...
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