Photo of the day: Gondola ride

2013-11-13 14:33
Taking a romantic cruise aboard a classic Gondola is an absolute must-do when visiting the romantic Italian city of Venice… or is it?

These flat-bottomed rowing boats have been part of the city’s scenery for centuries – originally as the chief form of transport, but these days as a well-renowned tourist and leisure activity.

The age old trade has, however, received some negative press recently, a tourist was killed in an unfortunate collision with a ferry, suggesting that the Venetian lake just can't handle all the traffic anymore.

So, we're interested in knowing what you think - is doing a Gondola ride a must-do when visiting the city or is it an over-priced tourist trap?

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