Gondola rides aren’t cheap, but if you do want to splurge, they’re also unforgettable.
“The Venetian gondola is as free and graceful, in its gliding movement, as a serpent. It is twenty or thirty feet long and is narrow and deep like a canoe; its sharp bow and stern sweep upward from the water like the horns of a crescent…. The bow is ornamented with a battle axe attachment that threatens to cut passing boats in two.” Mark Twain – ‘The Innocents Abroad’
Today we were returning to Venice with the main objective being to take a gondola ride so after breakfast we made our way to the railway station for a second train ride to…
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A lovely writeup that captures Venice’s stillness…and the romance found in its greyness.
My snowboard currently gathers dust; perhaps a little Italian snow is what’s called for? And it doesn’t have to be the Dolomites.