Riding on a gondola is like no other experience I ever had in my life. It’s driven like an art form on water. The experience is romantic for couples and breathtaking for anyone. It’s an experience that you will never find anywhere else in the world.
I learned that to be a gondolier is nepotism and it is tradition to teach each generation. So not everyone can just decide to move to Venice and start a gondola business. It has to be in your family passed down to you generation after generation.
Now, I will say that a gondola ride is not cheap. With tip, my husband and I paid 100Euros, but the experience was worth it. We even convinced our gondolier to sing to us!