Had only been on the pavements of Venice for a few minutes before we went straight into our pre-arranged Gondola ride!
A Gondola is a Venetian rowing boat. It is propelled by a gondolier.
Many of them seem to chat to other gondolier's during the journey.
The first canal is the Rio di Palazzo.
Flags as seen from the gondola. Including Italian and Euro flags. Third one is possibly the Veneto region flag.