If you want to romance your loved one, what better way than a gondola ride through the dreamy canals of Venice.
The gondola is the limousine of rowing boats and is perfectly adapted for the waters of “The Floating City”. For hundreds of years gondolas were the principal means of transportation and the most popular vessels within Venice, due to their manoeuvrability and speed. The gondolier stands facing the bow and rows with a forward stroke, followed by a compensating backward stroke. He is immaculately dressed in black pants, a striped shirt, and closed dark shoes. At the front of the boat stands the decorative fèrro (‘iron’) which acts as a counterweight for the gondolier near the stern.