Views: The Gondolas And Canals Of Venice, Italy

The gondola is a traditional venetian boat used to move around the city of Venice Italy. In the absence of roads, the inhabitants couldn’t use horses, and the size of the canals required a thin and flat bottomed embarcation. The venitian gondola surely answers all those problems.

The construction of a gondola requires a lot of time ( about a year ) and some well selected pieces of wood (8 different types). The craftsman starts by building the skeleton, then adds the sides and keeps building on top of the structure.

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