Like most everyone who's been there and has a soul, I love Venice. But on several visits I've never gone on a gondola ride. The city's fantastic enough without it, I always figured, and the rides are seriously spendy.

Well, now I almost feel as though I've been on one, after checking out this 360-degree perspective. I wish it were longer, and it can be a bit dizzying with an oafish operator such as yours truly. But this video, utilizing the Kogeto "Dot" accessory on an iPhone, is great good fun.

No extra charge for gondolier warbling.