Monday 5 December 2016

Venice set for female gondolier

Published 13/08/2010 | 15:53

Venice will soon have its first official female gondolier
Venice will soon have its first official female gondolier
Being in charge of gondolas in Venice has traditionally been a male-dominated occupation

Venice is on its way to having its first official female gondolier.

  • Go To

City Hall revealed that mother-of-two Giorgia Boscolo had passed the practical exam to become a gondolier.

She is the first woman to pass this test, considered the most difficult of those required to pilot a boat on Venice's canals.

Mrs Boscolo, 24, must pass one further test, a written, multiple-choice exam, in order to join the guild of official gondoliers.

Deputy Mayor Sandro Simionato said her success breaks "900 years of male dominance" in the profession.

Press Association

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in World News