There is nothing in Venice that attracts tourists more than the most famous tour in town, the Gondola ride. Yes sure, it's touristy and expensive but it's that thing that you do once in a life time and one of the few traditional activities left in Venice, so why not? The choice is wide, 433 are the gondoliers registered with official license in the city of Venice, but the prices are just two for the regular tours, the day and the night one, that last 30 or 35 minutes. I now it's not a long ride, but enjoying the city from that perspective is something unique, so even if just for 30 minutes relaxing on a gondola it's pretty cool.
Being special, people choose the gondola ride for different purposes, chilling, drinking on a romantic boat, making cool pictures or videos that will appear on they instagram accounts, doing it because they think that it's a must do, or for a marriage proposal, like Mark did! When I met this super nice an kind guy, that asked me to take some pictures of him and his girlfriend on a gondola, he was pretty nervous and I didn't understand why. Then he told me that he wanted to propose to Christine and I realized the big responsibility that he gave me, so I didn't hesitate to give him the best option.
A legend , that also inspired the movie "A little romance", says that if the two lovers kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs as the bells of St Mark’s Campanile ring out, the lovers will be given eternal love and happiness. Mark was pretty exited about it and we reached St.Mark's square right on time, the only place where you can start a gondola ride that goes under the Bridge of Sighs. Good manners are definitely not a prerogative of all the gondoliers (and I realized it also towards the end of the tour), in fact they let us wait without a real reason for a while, but who cares, Mark had something important to do, and he did..
..and most of all she said YES! Looking at them I realized how real happiness could be
Nevertheless choosing the good gondola ride could be tricky, it's not just about jumping on a typical black boat, it's important to choose the area, the good gondolier, the best spots and moments, obviously tourist's traps concern also this topic. So if you want to get the most from your venetian holiday visit the website and book your favorite Venice Tour and discover also the secrets and tips useful to choose the best gondola ride! If you want your best memories from the most magical city in the world contact me for your Venice Private Photo Shooting Tour and keep them with you forever!
Thank you Mark and Chris, best wishes for your life!
Yes, St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) probably the most amazing in the world, the favorite place among Venetians and where their attitude is perfectly fared, the soul of Venice, and sometimes the nightmare of many tourists of every nationality. Not for you of course, if you keep reading!
Sometimes it happens that some indignant tourists complain about the crazy prices that they are "forced" to pay in this amazing place. The fact is that if they have those prices it means that people sit down to spend their money, and if those bar are always crowded it means that people are willing to spend 10€ for a coffee, so probably they could ask even more. In Venice there're many tourist's traps, but I can promise that St' Mark's Square is not on the list, they are honest, definitely expensive but honest. The prices are all visible on a menu so you know first what you are going to spend, then it's up to you, also because a cocktail have the same price that you can find in a nice hotel or at Harry's Bar, but with a beautiful view.
So folk, remember, it's always important to know something about the place that you are going to visit, this city particularly, it's on the water, it's unique, it's crazy! Remember, Venice is a super touristic city and it's obviously government' s fault, but you can do something to enjoy this amazing place, be informed before to arrive, try to know something about the local life to try to get the most from your experience. Venice is not just St. Mark's Square and despite so many tourist attractions, it could be an awesome city if you try to approach its authenticity, its local life. Among many tourist's traps there a lot of wonderful, cute and welcoming bars, restaurants, osterias, bacaros where you can enjoy life with Venetians! What's better that discover them for an unforgettable holiday?!
Are you lazy but do you want anyway to discover how to manage your holiday once in Venice? Curious about how locals live in Venice and you also want to know some of them for real? Would you like to know tips and suggestions useful to avoid tourists traps and fall in love with the authenticity of this city incredibly full of history and traditions, while saving money and knowing how not to waste them?
So if you are eager to drink a really good Spritz or a cocktail in a beautiful hidden and off the beaten track place saving a lot of money and you wanna spend your time in Venice intelligently, visit the website and book your favorite Touring Different -Venice Tours to discover the secrets that will allow you to enjoy the perfect holiday.
Do you like also photography? Great, at the end of the trip your wallet will be full of money and your memory card flood with the best memories of your trip, choose your favorite Shooting Different - Venice Photo Tour and come to discover the real Venice with me.