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The instructions to choose

a tour in gondola

SELECT THE TOUR

Be inspired by our offer and choose the tour that’s most suitable for you. Don’t worry, you can always change your choice once you arrive in Venice.

BOOK ONLINE

Make the payment on our website to confirm the booking. This is the only way to be sure to have this amazing experience on a gondola in Venice.

COME TO THE GONDOLA STATION

We are waiting for you at our gondola station close to Piazzale Roma, in Venice. Remember to take with you the confirmation of the booking.

WELCOME ON BOARD

Have fun during the gondola tour. Don’t forget to take a picture with your gondolier and give us a feedback on our social.

The instructions to choose

a tour in gondola

the routes

of our tours

Tour 1

Tour 2

Tour 3

Tour 4

Tour 1:
CARMINI'S CHURCH

Be lulled on board your gondola while admiring the Carmelitani church, Torres 'home, Ca' Zenobio palace and the San Polo district.

Tour 2:
GRAND CANAL

Our gondola will take you to the Degli Scalzi bridge, to the Pisani-Moretta palace and then to one of the most beautiful universities in Italy: Ca 'Foscari.

Tour 3:
RIALTO BRIDGE

Fulcro di questa terza opzione è il ponte di Rialto, il più antico e famoso di Venezia; avrete la fortuna di ammirarlo cullati da una posizione privilegiata. The fulcrum of this third option is the Rialto bridge, the oldest and most famous of Venice; you will be lucky enough to admire it lulled by a privileged position.

Tour 4:
SAN MARCO

Vi porteremo nel cuore pulsante di Venezia, Piazza San Marco, per poi raggiungere i miti che circondano il ponte dei Sospiri e la Basilica della Salute. We will take you to the heart of Venice, San Marco Square, to explore the myths surrounding the Bridge of Sighs and the Basilica della Salute.

the routes

of our tours

Tour 1:

CARMINI'S CHURCH

Tour 1

Tour 2

Tour 3

Tour 4

Discover

Venice

A gondola ride is the best way to to fully enjoy the beauty of our city, from a special and unforgettable perspective.

Discover

Venice

A gondola ride is the best way to to fully enjoy the beauty of our city, from a special and unforgettable perspective.

Gondola’s history

Tell us something about the origin of your name

Hello, i’m the Gondola (although in the Venice dialect they call me “gondoea”), I cannot tell you precisely where my name derives from, it would seem from the Latin “cuncula” (seashell), but there is also the hypothesis that it is a mixture between swinging “dondolare” and the medieval Greek word “kondura” (short rope boat); in fact my forefathers had the stern less slender than we have today gondolas.

Where and how are you built?

My birthplace is the “squero”, a construction site for small wooden boats. I come from the expert hands of the carpenters. The squero owes its name to the ruler, a work tool that in Venetian dialect is called “squara”. Once the squero was the place where all sorts of boats were repaired, but over time its activity was limited due to the construction of the Arsenale, where a large part of Venetian ships were built.

Where do your shape come from?

Over the centuries gondolas have changed appearance, in fact if you look at the paintings of the XV-XVI century, you will find that my ancestors were shorter and were not at all asymmetrical. On the other hand current gondola like me bend all on one side because the left side is wider than my right side by 24 centimeters. We have a flat bottom, but we are slender, in fact we are 11 meters long and weight 375kg on average. Despite this weight only one man can carry me with relative ease, sailing with only one oar and, also for this reason, I represent a unique exception in the world of boats!

Gondola’s history

Tell us something about the origin of your name

Hello, i’m the Gondola (although in the Venice dialect they call me “gondoea”), I cannot tell you precisely where my name derives from, it would seem from the Latin “cuncula” (seashell), but there is also the hypothesis that it is a mixture between swinging “dondolare” and the medieval Greek word “kondura” (short rope boat); in fact my forefathers had the stern less slender than we have today gondolas.

Where do your shape come from?

Over the centuries gondolas have changed appearance, in fact if you look at the paintings of the XV-XVI century, you will find that my ancestors were shorter and were not at all asymmetrical. On the other hand current gondola like me bend all on one side because the left side is wider than my right side by 24 centimeters. We have a flat bottom, but we are slender, in fact we are 11 meters long and weight 375kg on average. Despite this weight only one man can carry me with relative ease, sailing with only one oar and, also for this reason, I represent a unique exception in the world of boats!