Even when they are tied up waiting for their next adventure, gondolas seem as animated as any live beast chomping at the bit to get going. This one is subtle in color, mostly variations in blue with green and pink accents
The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. It is similar to a canoe, except it is narrower. It is propelled by a gondolier, who uses a rowing oar, which is not fastened to the hull, in a sculling manner and acts as the rudder.