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But is this true? A romantic Venetian gondola tour for many is still regarded as the highlight of a visit to Venice.

A 50 minute trip (maximum 6 people) during the day will cost EUR 80 - 90 and in the night from EUR 90 - 110. Quite expensive,,,, and the route will depend on where you start. Ask this the Gondolier.

Already want to reserve a Gondola ride? You can book this at Tiqets, a ticket is around EUR 32,-. A gondola trip on the canals of Venice Italy will last at least 30 minutes. Book your tickets >

Venetian GondolaGet the best price for a gondola

My first gondola ride was romantic and peaceful. Crossing the Venice area ‘Santa Croce’. But, another busy time I started from the San Marco, gliding through the busy canals in the San Marco area. This time I enjoyed less because of the crowded waters and the paves with tourism.

Do you love romance? Dreaming of a gondola gliding through the narrow streets of Venice Italy is what a lot of people want to do! 

You can find gondola stations in front of the San Marco, in front of the Hotel Danieli, behind the San Marco Square, at the Campo Santa Sofia, near the Rialto Bridge, the vaporetto Station San Toma and Giglio and Vallaresso.

The gondola is a precious wooden vessel

Gondola in Venice

They are just over 10 meters long, barely 1.5 meters wide and almost a weigh about 350 kilograms. It is in total consisting 280 units. The different parts of the gondola are a thole (forcola) from walnut wood and the seven-pointed 20-pound iron bow (ferrous).

In the 16th century there were about 10.300 gondolas in Venice. Today there are still 400 active. Especially, in the winter the gondola yards are fully booked for maintenance. A New traditional black gondola will cost approximately EUR 15.000.

Venice fears a "plasticized amusement park parody" of their own gondola. Cheaper plastic versions in the same style of a wooden gondola. For the same reason, the city council decided in 2009 to not replace the wooden poles by plastic versions.

Read more on my page about; Is it better to put Venetian gondolas on the list of the World Heritage? The gondolas in Venice >

Learn to handle a Venetian Gondola

Venetian Gondola Venice

Why not learn to handle a gondola by yourself and master the traditional Venetian way.

There are two companies where you can learn how to ride a gondola by yourself. They teach you how to move a gondola elegant and through the canals. The courses are taking place between March and October.


Cheap Parking in Venice Italy

Be smart and get a cheap parking place when you are visiting Venice Italy ! Here is an overview and mostly they have a shuttle services to Venice... Check it out! 

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