"The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice" Gondola Tip by Fam.Rauca

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  The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice
by Fam.Rauca
 
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      The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice
    by Fam.Rauca
  • The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice - Venice
      The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice
    by Fam.Rauca
  • The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice - Venice
      The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice
    by Fam.Rauca
  • The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice - Venice
      The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice
    by Fam.Rauca
  • The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice - Venice
      The gondola, queen of the canals in Venice
    by Fam.Rauca
 

Queen of the canals, is and remains the gondola, one of the most fashionable watercrafts of the world.
They reach and narrow gondolas, there is already, since approximately 1000 years.
The gondolas can use also the narrowest and flattest canals.
The helmsman, who stands in the rear part of the asymmetrically moulded boat, provides the balance.
The gondolas are exactly 10,87 meters long and measures, at the widest place, 1,42 meters.
1562, decided, the advice of Venice, laws against the excessive pageantry, within the city.
Since this time, all gondolas are black if they were not produced for quite special occasions.
For a gondola, one uses 280 parts, that consist of eight different wood types.
The gondolas glide majestically through the canals and serve sooner for amusement trips.

Directions: Throughout Venice, on finished big or small canals, you see numerous gondolas that leave a special grade of tradition and romanticism.
Phone: +39 041 528 5075
Website: http://www.gondolavenezia.it/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 25, 2005
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