The Work Boats of Venice

Gondolas delight both visitors and residents of Venice, but another icon of the waterways—the workboat—often goes unnoticed. The delivery boat, the police boat, and even the ambulance boat—all are crucial modes of transportation in a city without automobiles. Here we offer a look at unappreciated workboats, making a living on the canals in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
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Watch for more Venitian conveyances in “Getting Around Town Boats,” “Play Boats,” and “Historical Boats.”