Venice excursion - Gondola ride
by Elliott Brown
(Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom)
Venice - Gondola ride - Bacino di San Marco - Gondolier
I had always wanted to go to Venice, while on the way there we agreed to go on the gondola as soon as we got there. We started off in the Bacino di San Marco, and headed towards the Doge's Palace. Shortly after our gondola went under the Bridge of Sighs. As we went around the old canals, the architecture looked amazing, centuries old (some in need of repair / restoration).
The canals smelled of seaweed! Passed loads of bridges, tourists on each one looking down at the canals below (which we were on). The weather was hot, perfect for a relaxing ride on the gondola, while taking loads of photos of the journey for my Flickr account here
Eventually we went all the way around, and was on the canal heading back to the basin, to get off, and continue our day in Venice. Or Venezia as they call it there.