I shot this photo a few years ago from the vaporetto.
There are so many reasons I love looking at passenger sandoli:
-There aren't very many of them in Venice when compared to the more well-known gondolas, so a "sandolo sighting" is often rare and unexpected.
-A great percentage of these boats are privately owned, and are usually independently operated. Because of this, the decor of a sandolo often reflects the personality of the owner.
- From a gondola owner's perspective, I view the boat as unique and even exotic. I would love to own one some day.
- There's also a sort of novelty to the boat because she has a number of parecio often seen on gondolas, but in smaller proportional form.