Charming gondola ride on Canal Grande
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Charming gondola ride on Canal Grande

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Pass By: Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice Italy

Once one of 7 major theatres in the city, today the Fenice is Venice’s one and only opera house. It is surely a jewel among European theatres, and began to shine from the beginning, as the best composers of the age wrote and performed their operas here, among which Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. But it was Giuseppe Verdi who is most attached to the Fenice and to Venetian memory.

Pass By: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

“The most beautiful road in the world”, this is how the Grand Canal is known as. Gondola serenades have always been part of Venetian culture, an unchanged tradition for an unchageable city. If you look around, what you will see is almost exactly what a nobleman in the 18th century might have looked upon, and before him a Renaissance courtesan and before him a merchant in the Middle Ages.

Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Campo de la Salute Dorsoduro 1, 30123 Venice Italy

Here, as you come into the Grand Canal you are opened to the church of the Madonna della Salute.

The first thing that strikes a viewer is how imposing the church is, strategically placed at the entrance of the Grand Canal looking out onto the rest of the city in every direction, thanks to its circular shape.

Today, ever 21 November the city celebrates the Madonna della Salute in memory of the end of the plague

Pass By: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice Italy

The Island of san Giorgio Maggiore, with its beautiful Renaissance Church built by Palladio in the Renaissance and the belltower resembling the bigger one in St Mark’s Square. The island was once known as the Island of Cypress Trees before it became an important Benedectine monastery.

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

At the end you will enjoy a wonderful overview of Saint Mark’s Square with the Doge’s Palace which certainly takes center stage and the marvelous Golden Basilica with its bell-tower. This is a spot which painters from all over the world have tried to capture in its uniqueness, but we can only recommend that you sit back and take it all in.

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  • SKIP THE LINE 30 minutes approx.. gondola ride without commentary
  • Assistance for embarkation
Not included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondoliers strike (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather
  • The tour is not private but is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
  • Each gondola can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guests weight
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Free under 2 years ONLY if child does not occupy an own seat
  • Mobile vouchers are accepted
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
5 | 2018-04-20

really nice experience

4 | 2017-12-21

A little hard to find their meeting point. The guy was a bit rude - I advised we had a train back to Verona. He didnt put us in the first gondola so we started 19 min behind schedule and then had to race through the labyrinth back to the train luckily we made it. Gondola ride was great although our boat was a bit unbalanced as I dont think he seated people correctly- water is shallow but bitterly cold.

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