WATERCRAFT OF VENICE
These are most often seen transporting tourists around the canals. A larger version (traghetto) is also used for the cross-canal ferry, while the smaller gondolino is a slender racing craft.
Strictly speaking, this is the capacious rounded waterbus, now also seen in an “ecological” electric model. A slimmer motoscafo serves the outer runs and narrow canals with relatively low bridges.
A slim, lightweight boat perfectly suited to hunting and fishing in the shallow waters of the lagoon, not to mention racing. Painted black, these “imitation gondolas” can ...