My wish to ride a gondola in Venice, Italy was finally fulfilled. It was my third visit to the capital city of the Veneto region in Italy. Venice is known as a romantic city, the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks are simply amazing which made this city one of the major tourist destination not only in Italy but in whole of Europe as well.
Back to gondola; it is is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat. It is very well suited to the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. It has been the main means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice.
The gondola ride can cost a bit fortune especially if there are only two of you. You better ride in group. A forty five minute ride cost 80.00 Euros last July 2011. If you want it longer, you have to pay more ranging until 150.00 Euros. If you bargain with the gondoliers, your cruise in Venice canals might be shortened. Beware of it.