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History and Traditions

Gondola’s History

a boat sitting on top of a building

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 two men, each with an…

Mazzorbo and the Ponte Lungo, Torcello Island, The Devil’s Bridge and Attila’s Throne

a long bridge over a body of water

The Canal Grande of Murano, Santi Maria e Donato and Santa Maria degli Angeli

a small boat in a body of water with a city in the background