Venice is a city located in the northern part of Italy. Venice is an island city situated in Venetian lagoon, which is built on a hundred and eighteen islands united together by a system of canals and bridges. It is described as one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Being commonly known as ‘The floating city,’ Venice has no roads approachable by car. Ferries, Gondolas, and boats are the means of conveyance through the city. Characterized as a land predominantly surrounded by water, the survival of Venice as a lagoon has been possible due to human interventions and maintenance. The principal and main watercourse of the city is globally celebrated, The Grand Canal, which has a glorious view with breathtakingly beautiful buildings, lining it. It is also one of the main places for gondola rides, providing conveyance through the city.
Availability of Gondolas
Gondolas are found everywhere in the main tourist areas, such as the Bridge area, Doge’s Palace, Pizzale Roma, Tronchetto, and all the wayfarer junctions. While walking by, you will encounter gondoliers at all the primary and secondary canals asking if you are interested in a gondola ride.
If you are interested in a Gondola ride, it is convenient to book one and experience the busy life in Venice’s waters. Since Gondola rides are generally expensive, it is a good idea to book a trip in advance and discuss the time and price beforehand. Online reservations can also be made, allowing tourists to pay in advance and fix the price.
Gondola tours usually last for about 30 minutes, and they commonly start and end in the same place, unless requested otherwise. Gondola drivers are not just skilled boat rowers, but also have a lot of insight and knowledge about the city and are happy to give visitors a guided tour.
Price of Gondola rides
Usually, the prices of gondola rides are fixed, and drivers are not interested in being flexible or catering to any negotiations. A 30-minute long ride in Venice generally costs around 80 euros for a private tour during the day. At night time, the prices increase due to higher demand and end up costing roughly about 120 euros at the same time.
Since gondoliers have plenty of customers available, they do not feel the need to lessen their tour price, with exceptions being made, only for longer rides or those including other …