My friend Emilia, publisher of the blog "Venezia" ws lucky enough to climb aboard a gondola in Venice a few days ago with her friends Viktoria and Rayna, and she sent me some great point-of-view photos of the adventure.
They climbed aboard at the San Tomà traghetto, and got the royal treatment from gondolier Alessandro.
Emilia checks her hair.
Alessandro points something out.
When riding in a gondola, people take your picture.
I swear, these boats are like "camera magnets".
Even the locals step out to take a look.
Alessandro earned his keep on the back of the boat, talking, singing, and using all the different techniques necessary to navigate the tight canals.
Clearly, everyone had a great time on the water.
I think Alessandro had more fun than his passengers.