A gondola is one of the most famous things in Venice. Much more than a mean of transport, it is a symbol of the city, known all over the world.

From the gondola you can have a different perspective of Venice and everything seems to change and became magic.

But every gondola has a peculiar detail and its name is “forcola”. It is an important piece that you can find in many boats for the practice of “voga alla veneta”, but in a gondola it looks a lot different.

Did you see it?

It seems a comb and every single piece has a meaning connected to the topography of the city.

In this image you can see that the “forcola” in a gondola is not just an adorment of the boat but much more!