“Alexandra Hai is the first woman with the right to operate a gondola in Venice, but only for one hotel’s guests.”

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For more than a thousand years, Venice has had gondolas but never a female gondolier. But now there is Alexandra Hai.

After a decade of struggle, Ms. Hai has won the right to be a gondolier : sort of. A court recently allowed her to paddle around the canals of Venice, but only for the residents of one of the city’s hotels.

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0 Responses to “Alexandra Hai is the first woman with the right to operate a gondola in Venice, but only for one hotel’s guests.”

  1. bob coley jr says:

    Yea for Alexandra, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO for Venice!