Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
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20 Aug 2010 19:51 GMT | Europe
Giorgia Boscola is set to become the first female gondola guide in the Italian city of Venice, breaking a 900-year-old male-only tradition. Boscola - who has been rowing since she was seven years old - is the first female to ever pass the challenging gondolier exam.
But she still has to take a technical exam on navigating through the city's ubiquitous canals and its famous landmarks before she earns her official license to guide sightseers. Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports.
Source: Al Jazeera
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