Project Description

Gondola ride in Venice

As the poet Herman Hesse once said “The black gondola, slender, and the way it moves, light, without any noise, it is something strange, it has the beauty of a dream, and is an integral part of the city of idleness, love and music.”.

You cannot say that you have really visited Venice without taking a gondola ride, the traditional means of transportation in the city, a symbol of elegance and tradition. It is estimated that during the 17th and 18th centuries between eight and ten thousand gondolas sailed on the canals of Venice, while today only 400 remain in service, replaced by boats and other more modern ones.
Although most of the gondolas are used for tourism purposes, you will be fascinated by the strong connection they continue to have with the history of Venice.
In fact, each part of the boat has symbolic meanings: for example, the bow has five or six prongs and symbolizes the sestieri (neighborhoods) of the city. It is made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier and its S-shape evokes the shape of the “Grand Canal”.

Gondola ride in Venice
Gondola ride in Venice
Gondola ride in Venice

Recently, thanks to a fully accessible pier, everyone has the opportunity to board on a real Venetian gondola.
A platform integrated into the dock allows to board the wheelchairs directly on the gondola without any transshipment. The careful training of the operators will enable access to the traditional gondola without difficulty and in total safety.

With an enchanting gondola ride along the Grand Canal you will be able to admire the floating city in all its splendor and from a privileged perspective. You can marvel at the majestic architectural masterpieces overlooking the water, the suggestive views and the romantic canals, often inaccessible by land.
Our bilingual guide, expert in art history, will tell you the history of Venice and its ancient palaces in a private experience that will take you under the enchanting and famous Venetian bridges, where you can capture the most unusual and picturesque views of the Lagoon.

The two-hour gondola rides are available every day of the year, and the capacity of the gondola is limited to three people, including a manual wheelchair.