Hello, web performance

History of gondola rides in Venice Gondola rides in Venice.


 History of gondola rides in Venice
 Gondola rides in Venice. 
 The origins of the gondola
 The true origins of gondolas are shrouded in mystery.  Italy, Turkey, Greece and Malta claim that the gondola was invented within their borders.

 Historians trace the first accounts of these boats to 1094, when Vitale Faliero, the Doge of Venice, mentioned a Gondolum in a letter to the people.  To avoid a revolt, he "donated" gondola-like boats to the people and said they would help facilitate their travel around the city.

 The first visual representation of a gondola dates back to 1400 by the famous artists Carpaccio and Bellini in paintings preserved to this day.  Only from the fifteenth and sixteenth century gondolas were built and used for navigation in Venice.  In this period the gondolas had a different appearance from the present one.  Used mainly by the ruling class of the city, the gondolas had to flaunt the owner's wealth with luxury ornaments.  In the 16th century, the Italian government imposed a ban on excessive embellishment and ordered that all private gondolas be painted black, a practice that continues today.

 In the 17th century, towards the end of the Italian Renaissance, about 9,000 gondolas regularly sailed through the canals of the city, connecting citizens to the different districts.  Their design has been tweaked over the years to better serve as passenger vehicles - or water taxis, as they are often called.  Today, nearly all of Venice's 400 gondolas follow the same construction guidelines.

Save on stays now through September 12! Book by August 29, 2021, to plan your next stay.

We would like your feedback
Travel better

How To Use Promo Codes

    In the search box above, enter the cities you'll be departing from and traveling to, your desired dates, and click "Search Now"
  1. IDEAL STAY City Breaks, Last Minute Deals, Package Holiday, Hotels, Hotel Deals, All Inclusive, Holidays, Family Holidays, Accommodation
  2. FROM TO Car Hire, Flight, Hotels, Flight + Hotel, Flight Deals,Trasfers, Taxi trasfer
  3. ATTRACTIONS online ticketing platform for museums, shows, and attractions in the most popular tourist destinations, platform used for booking tours, excursions, and other travel activities, most exciting tickets, tours, and activities, culinary experiences.
  4. SAVE UP Flash sale, voucher, discount promo, discounted deal, the most economical rates, Flights, Hotels and Vacation Coupons, flight tickets, hotels, and vacation packages, Tickets Events and concerts.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Which is the best tourist guide to travel to Italy saving money?

We are in Italy and we know that we have one of the most visited countries in the world.
Guestbook: Vacation Rental Visitor Guest Book for Airbnb, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Homeaway Booking Guests, 120 pages
Rate from 1 to 5 stars and subscribe your comment Get the discount code !!!. Answer three questions about travel in Italy .

Click here to complete the form with your order-related question(s).