Gondola sui canali Veneziani di Londra

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Today I paid a rare visit to the Little Venice pool to get some pictures for a blog post, and was most amazed to see a gondola! I’ve seen a number of pictures of gondolas at Little Venice, but never actually seen one at this famous London tourist hot spot.

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Maurizio with his gondola at London’s Little Venice.

Instead of doing the photographs I had intended, I was invited for a ride and that was my first ever trip on a gondola 🙂

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Maurizio takes us around the Little Venice pool (its actually called Browning’s Pool.)

The gondola is run by Italians and details can be found at Traditional Venetian Boats (Italian only.)

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Onlookers on the Blue Lamp Bridge (or Horse Bridge) as we passed by.

I saw a number of Go Boats on the move during the gondola trip – they have been running since May but its the first time I’ve seen them plying the canal towards either Camden or Kensal Green.

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Little Venice’s canal diversity revealed! Viewed from the Venetian gondola is one of the Go Boats which come from Amsterdam!

Maurizio says he hopes to be in the area for about 2 months. I would imagine that depends on how much demand there is for trips on the gondolier. You can email him directly at traditionalvenetianboats@gmail.com

Here’s an added bonus – an old picture featuring a gondola at Little Venice in 1972! It was en route to the now defunct Maritime Museum at Exeter.

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  1. The ex-Exeter del luxe gondola is called “Mario Bruna”. The gondoliers name their boats after their relatives, often sons, daughters, wives. This boat was recently sold to Avon Boating at Stratford-upon-Avon run by Nick Birch. Of the six known gondolas in the UK, three of them now happen to be at Stratford-upon-Avon, in the care of Avon Boating. One available for hire is called “The Dream”.
    The other two are undergoing maintenance.

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