Gondola | Info

The gondola ( / ˈ ɡ ɒ n d ə l ə / ; Italian:  [ˈɡondola] ) 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.