VENICE: FIRST WOMAN GONDOLIER

24-year old Giorgia Boscolo has become the first official female gondolier to transport visitors on the Venice canals. Giorgia passed her theory and punting exams after a year’s apprenticeship to become a fully-fledged  gondolier, breaking a tabu lasting nine centuries that barred women from the profession.

An attractive blonde, married with two children, she is sure to attract a lot of custom!

30 Aug 2010

ROME AIRPORT MARKS FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY

Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport, more commonly referred to as Fiumicino, after the Tiber fishing town and port nearby, celebrates its fiftieth birthday this month.

27 Aug 2010 More

SARDINIAN MYTH AT SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA

August ends with a flourish at the northern tip of Sardinia with the “Music at the Bocche di Bonifacio” festival, now in its 10 th edition.   

25 Aug 2010 More

BALSAMIC VINEGAR SWINDLE

Police in Parma have confiscated 2,500 counterfeit monodose bottles of one of Italy’s most celebrated gastronomic products, the  “Balsamic Vinegar of Modena”, distributed among local restaurants and food shops...

23 Aug 2010 More

PARMIGIANO WINS BATTLE FOR NAME

 

Parmigiano cheese, one of Italy’s most famous gastronomic products, has just won an important battle against German imitators. ....

19 Aug 2010 More

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