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A gndola is a traditional Venetian sculling boat. Gondolas were for centuries the chief means of transportation within Venice and still have a role in public transport, serving as tragh鑼ti (ferries) over major canals
A gondolier, under Venetian law, must have been born in Venice to practice this profession.
Although some people now start to run their own private gondola companies who are not born in venice.
Gondolas are hand made using 8 different types of wood (fir, oak, cherry, walnut, elm, mahogany, larch and lime) and are composed of 280 pieces. The oars are made of beech wood. The left side of the gondola is made longer than the right side. This asymettry causes the gondola to turn to the right to counter the turn to the left caused by the gondolier's stroke on the right side.

Venetian tradition dictates that couples must kiss under every bridge for Eternal Love.

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