Historical timeline of the venetian Gondola

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    The Venetian Gondola is extremely famous and may appear to have stayed the same over time, but few people know about its significant evolution in history.
    The current model is the result of a slow transformation over time, which started at the end of the 15th century.
    This timeline shows the gradual change in shape of the gondola and is structured by century to keep it simple, though the changes were very gradual.

    The reconstructions are based on the iconography and on technical plans available from the period

    Author Gianfranco Munerotto
    Copyright © Regione del Veneto

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