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Two quick questions......

We'll be in Venice in June. Anyone know how much we can expect to pay for a typical gondola ride?


Should we take the rowing lessons for fun or just do the gondola ride?

Any restaurant suggestions also appreciated! 2 adults, 2 teens.


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1. Re: typical tourist

There is a "fixed" rate but in my experience it may vary slightly depending on the gondolier and route. A guideline would be €80-100 for a 30 to 40 minute ride.


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2. Re: typical tourist

There's good info on gondola rides in this link. For an inexpensive experience, consider a traghetto, also in this link.


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3. Re: typical tourist

If you are interested in learning how to row, there is a non-profit group that has lessons. It's not a gondola but it is a traditional boat used in Venice.

I wish I had time to do it!


There is a current thread on the Slow Travel site about some recent experience.


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4. Re: typical tourist

www.gondolavenezia.it/history_tariffe.asp… has the official gondola costs, which should be the maximum unless the gondola is offering you something more (music, wine, one-way drop-off, etc.).

http://www.lagunavenice.com/ is another place that has Venetian style rowing lessons which is very well known, particularly in Cannaregio (the woman in charge is a local rowing legend, and her family used to own the Pizzeria Tre Archi, which was decorated by all of her dozens and dozens of championship banners).

And the traghetto is a completely different experience from a gondola ride, and I don't think they really have much anything in common at all. Sort of a 3 minute hay ride in the back of an old pickup truck at the county fair compared to a horse drawn buggy ride through Central Park.

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"Sort of a 3 minute hay ride in the back of an old pickup truck at the county fair compared to a horse drawn buggy ride through Central Park." Agreed, but without the animal abuse.

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6. Re: typical tourist

Note that the price of a gondola is for the hire of the whole gondola however many people there ar in your party up to the capacity of the gondola. If you decide to share with someone else make sure you are not charged mor than the official price.

Resturants - you do not say whereabouts in Venice you will be staying. I usually take my teenage grandchildren when we stay in Dorsoduro sestiere to the Taverna San Trovaso or the Cantinone Storico. Both offer a wide ranging menu so lots to choose from.

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