Visiting Venice

Venice is composed of 118 little islands linked by 400 bridges the best way to travel in Venice is by boat. The gondola was invented by the city of Venice soon after it was founded in 166 AD and Artviva‘s unique Original Gondola Tour will allow you to slip back in time as you glide past palaces and churches whose reflections shimmer in the water.

The gondola is deceptively simple in design but it actually is made up of 280 pieces of wood from eight different trees. Fewer and fewer people are going into the gondola making business: fifty years ago there were over 40 gondola workshops but today there are only two remaining. Becoming a gondolier is very competitive and difficult, potential gondoliers must undergo rigourous training and pass an extensive exam. Try it for yourself on our Learn to be a Gondolier tour.

About Artviva Tours, Italy

We love Italy and we’re here to share with you some tidbits from life in the Bel Paese – be it about the food, art, history, culture or some of the fun things going on that make up the mass of reasons why this truly is Bella Italia. You don’t just have to read about it though. You can live it with us too! We offer outstanding experiences in Florence, Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre and beyond. You can check out to read more about our Italy tours including: Florence Tours, Tuscany Tours, Rome Tours, Venice Tours, Cinque Terre Tours, Umbria Tours, Naples Tours, Pompeii Tours and more.
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