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A Short History of Gondolas

Gondolas are Venice's staple. Read this short article and learn more about this iconic mode of transportation.

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A Short History of Gondolas

Gondolas are Venice's staple. Read this short article and learn more about this iconic mode of transportation.

Intermediate
Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

Nothing says Venice like a gondola ride! How did these flat-bottomed rowing boats become an icon of Venice?
Gondolas have existed in Venice since the 11th century. At first, they were the primary mode of transportation in the city. By 1500, gondolas appeared in the paintings of Italian artists like Carpaccio and Bellini.

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