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You cannot leave Venice without having admired the city from another perspective, without filling your eyes with the sight of magnificent buildings reflected on the canals, of dusk light floating on water, you can’t  leave Venice without experiencing the magic and the relaxation of a gondola ride. The Roles of the Gondola Despite its considerable length,…

Art and professions in the Dorsoduro Sestiere

The apotheosis by Veronese and the gondolas’ yard Are you looking to avoid crowds and the usual touristy walks? Do you want to hear Venice’s primitive pulse, by exploring a true gem of Venetian art and one of the city’s historic professions? In Dorsoduro, the area in the southern part of Venice, you will find…

Private Gondola Ride

To discover Venice resting back on a private gondola ride gliding across the water, like a real Venetian of the past, is to immerse oneself in a completely new dimension, to look with new eyes at the unique Venetian palazzi that seem to hover in the water. With his gentle movements, the gondolier will guide you along the never-changing…

Gondola’s History

The origins of the Gondola Though opinions vary regarding the etymology of the word, it is certain that the name appeared for the first time in some 1094 documents. Several paintings show how the Gondola evolved from an ordinary boat to gradually become how is today. The current form was achieved in the 17th century. Initially Gondolas were steered by…

A Gondola’s Features

In order to navigate in a straight line, the Gondola must be unbalanced: 33 feet long, almost 5 feet wide at the center, and weighing 4 quintals. It is piloted by a single gondolier thanks indeed to its asymmetrical line. The oarsman, besides steering it forward, must also control the lateral movement. With the left…

Palazzo Ducale Tour – History

The Palazzo Ducale, in Piazza San Marco, is the main attraction of Venice with more than 2 million of visitors every year. A must-do to discover the splendor and richness of the ancient Republic of Venice. Inside the Palace there are some of the most important Italian artworks as “the Paradise” by Tintoretto or many masterpieces…