Gondola Serenade

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ggcahill on August 3, 2004

Gondola rides are part of the romance and splendour of Venice. (Although the fact that they were once used for funerals...!) To have a gondola ride whilst being serenaded by an Italian tenor accompanied by a piano accordion was simply magical.

The canals were serene and looked different from the perspective of the gondola. It was interesting to see the backs of buildings, most with a "boat shed" opening onto the canal. Seems that the canals are an essential means of communication for many of the Venetians.

Most people who watched us as we passed beneath bridges were suitably impressed with the whole event. Music, comfortable cushions and the loving couple enjoying the ride. (um... that would be my wife and myself!!)

If you visit Venice, you must take a gondola ride. Doing it with the serenading Venetian... that is the ultimate!

The Grand Canal
Through the Central Districts
Venice, Italy


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