History and features of the gondola, the famous venetian boat

Oct 15, 2021 217

BY: Alexandra Amico

Who is not able to picture the image of the gondolier wearing their sailor shirt and straw hat as they sing a serenade? The gondola is undoubtedly theĀ symbol of Venice. In a city where moving around mainly happens on the water, this elegant boat fits perfectly in the narrow canals.

Up to the development of motor vehicles, it was the most popular boat in Venice: around 1600 there were about 10,000 gondolas being used, and now there are only about 1,000 and 450 gondoliers operating them. Let us find out itsĀ history and main features! =

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SOURCE: https://italian-traditions.com/

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