Daily Archives: February 4, 2014
Venice, A Gondola Ride through the Canals
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.