Latest Gondola Stories

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. People who suffer from a substance abuse dependency should check into a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 In an article by BBC News Europe (7/5), Venice's gondoliers may face breathalysers, it was reported that in Venice, Italy, the city's gondoliers have been engaging in...

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. The city known for its scenic canals and Intracoastal Waterway will host an event that will have gondoliers racing their manmade, human-powered gondolas down the New River on Saturday April 9th. Teams of three - two mates and a captain - will be challenged with the task of creating, building, and rowing...

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...

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. Giorgia Boscolo, 23, a married mother of two, successfully completed Venice's official gondolier license test Friday, enabling her to start an apprenticeship as a second captain, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. ANSA said Boscolo would become the first official female gondolier in the city in 900 years. I'm immensely happy and proud but today my day...

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. when a wheel on one of the 14 aerial cars slipped off its overhead cable while about 100 feet off the ground, The New York Times reported. That disabled car held three zoo visitors, while the rest of the stranded riders were in other gondolas, the Times said. Four hours later, most of the...

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