Venice's first female gondolier

Woman breaks male-only tradition to guide sightseers through Italian city's canals.

    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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