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Gondolas, Venice
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Time Out says

This oh-so-Venetian pastime is a unique experience.

Eight varieties of tree, 280 pieces of wood, one expensive ride – but gliding beneath Venice’s bridges, along its quiet canals, with just the splash of the single oar as it propels you through the labyrinth in this oh-so-Venetian craft is certainly a unique experience. Venetians find it difficult to understand why anybody would row any other way: the standing position allows one to put all one’s force behind the stroke; facing forwards is also a major aid to navigation.

- Fondamenta Bacino Orseolo
- Riva degli Schiavoni (in front of the Hotel Danieli)
- San Marco Vallaresso (vaporetto stop)
- Santa Lucia (railway station)
- Piazzale Roma (bus terminus)
- Santa Maria del Giglio (vaporetto stop)
- Piazzetta San Marco (jetty)
- Campo Santa Sofia (near Ca’ d’Oro vaporetto stop)
- San Tomà (vaporetto stop)
- Campo San Moisè (by the Hotel Bauer)
- Riva del Carbon (at the southern end of the Rialto Bridge, near the vaporetto stop)


Various locations around Venice
30-minute ride costs €80 during the day and €100 at sunset for up to six people
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