on July 28, 2005
Gondola rides are a blast. They are available on the Grand Canal in Venice. When the group I was with went on the ride, four people went in each gondola. The drivers were clothed in what is considered traditional wear for them: black pants; a black-and-white, striped shirt; and a hat with a red ribbon. The gondolas have plush seats and are very comfortable. You get an amazing view of Venice as you travel the canal, and be sure to take your camera along for the ride - you can get some great photographs. I also had the pleasure of seeing where they filmed the canal scene in “The Italian Job;” the driver pointed this out to us. Whether you are looking for the novelty of a gondola ride, something to do with friends, or a romantic ride, this is an activity for you.
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