In the Byzantine Greek, the term kontoúra allowed to refer to a type of boat with short tail. That word came to Italian as gondola, which is the closest etymological antecedent of gondola .
A gondola is a small boat lacking deck and sticks . Used mostly in Venice (Italy ), the gondolas have a float In its central part and nowadays they are usually used for recreational purposes.
He gondolier It is he who is responsible for the propulsion and driving of the gondola through his rowing . In Venice , these elongated and narrow ships were the most important means of transport for many centuries, facilitating the displacements through the canals.
In the eighteenth century thousands of gondolas sailed through the Venetian canals. At the end of the following century, however, its manufacture was abandoned and its use was reduced, being replaced by boats motorized .
A gondola is also called a furniture that allows the display of different elements . The markets and the supermarkets In this context, they resort to gondolas to expose their products .
Customers, therefore, walk through the halls of the establishment to see the products displayed in the gondolas, which are located next to their price . If a person wishes to buy an item, they must take it from the gondola and take it to the cashier to make the corresponding payment. This means that markets and supermarkets usually work under the modality of self service (Each buyer has to take directly the products they want from the gondola, and not request them from a seller).