This is not a gondola!

If you’re lucky and alert, you may see one of these plying the canals of Venice.

This is a Sandolo

Would you care to join me for a little ride in one of these? I’ll find out where to hire one for some of the little, quiet canals.

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Filed under Boats, Canals, Sandolo, Venice

12 responses to “This is not a gondola!

  1. 🙂 It’s our little secret!

    A presto.

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  2. MaryK

    I can’t tell you how much better that makes me feel!

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  3. Well, don’t tell anyone, but I have two countdown clocks on my computer. One is the time I get on the plane in Cairns, the second is the time I land at Marco Polo. Kinda sad, isn’t it!

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  4. MaryK

    110!
    Although some might perhaps consider that it’s particularly obsessive to have a countdown clock on your computer so you know that number….

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  5. Hi, Mary

    I did read somewhere that they’re not a bargain. Oh, well, it might still be fun to have a ride in one. (How many days now?)

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  6. MaryK

    I think he hangs out near the Accademia bridge on the San Marco side. Not sure if he’s cheaper though!

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  7. I only saw two in my last visit, Fausto. I like them. I just went back into your archives for your post on these nice boats … thank you!

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  8. It’s a “sandolo da barcariol” indeed.

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  9. I reckon they might be. Perhaps not as ‘posh’, but hey, they still cover the same water. I wonder if they do that “Oie” call at corners? Ciao!

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  10. Aren’t they less expensive than a gondola ride?

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  11. The pirogues always look as though they are only about an inch from sinking. Is it like that when you sit in one?

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  12. djones47

    The shape is similar to the pirogues that ply the Niger river in Mali.

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