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2013-07-12 23:31:50

Recently, gondoliers operating the famed waterways of Venice, have been acting inappropriately and may soon be facing drug and alcohol tests.

2011-02-01 12:08:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You're sure to be singing, "Mama Mia!" as Red Bull Candola (can-doh-la) makes its way to the Venice of America for its inaugural debut.

2009-07-16 15:15:09

The first woman to pass the entry exam for gondolier training in Venice, Italy, has begun ferrying passengers as an apprentice. Giorgia Boscolo, 23, passed the entry exam to the gondolier course, which was introduced by the Venice City Council in 2007, and now must complete her apprenticeship and pass a final exam to become a full-fledged member of the profession, the ANSA news agency reported Thursday. Boscolo, wearing the traditional uniform of a white-and-blue striped shirt, black pants...

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2009-06-27 12:00:00

One of Italy's last bastions of male privilege has been breached with the coming of the first female gondolier in Venice, observers said.

2008-07-10 00:00:19

A gondola ride stalled high above the Bronx Zoo's African Safari exhibit Wednesday night, stranding three dozen passengers for hours, authorities said. The Skyfari ride shut itself down about 5:30 p.m.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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