Gondolier in Disbelief as Tourists Stare at Phones Instead of Venice


A video posted to Facebook shows four young tourists entranced by glowing screens.

The following article appears on The Local

Taking a gondola ride through the canals of Venice is something most people can only dream of, and it doesn’t come cheap.

But marvelling at the city’s enchanting beauty and history along the way wasn’t foremost on the minds of a group of four tourists, who were filmed by a despondent gondolier glued to their smartphones during their ride.

They might have been letting their social media followers know all about their wonderful experience, but it didn’t go down well with the gondolier, who shared the clip on Facebook, sarcastically commenting:

“A fantastic ride. The customers are very happy, they’re enjoying the beauty of the city, they appreciate it a lot. They’ve taken lots of photos, made comments and said they will soon return to this wonderful city.” Continue reading at The Local. 

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