According to the tradition gondoliers love to eat, drink, laugh aloud and are a little bit irascible, while the modern conception wants a well-mannered, cultured and athletic gondolier.
We do not know if we will be able to meet your expectations, but we are a group of young, simple and straightforward men, who wear the classic black trousers and the striped shirt and know how to get your attention but above all … we don’t know how to live without our gondola! Ours job found its roots in the history and culture of a unique city in the world; gondola and gondoliers are immortalized in many paintings by Canaletto and other landscape painters and we try to preserve the memory of the Serenissima, to revive the splendor of those times and to honor the ancient.
We are an association, even if we are currently aiming to become a consortium, of 20 people in their forties (in our dialect we would say: “no semo bocia, ma gnanca proprio veci”) of San Marcuola, full of enthusiasm, passion and dedication to our job. We try to keep one foot in the past, one in the present looking towards the future. Our gondolas preserve the features that made it a symbol in history, but they are built with new wood that enhances the beauty making it sparkling in the sunlight, and with resistant metal that cuts the autumn mist. Our goal is to provide tourists with a service that meets their needs as much as possible, so we decided to seek a combination of tradition and innovation, to offer beauty, safety and comfort at the same time.