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Venice To Have 1st Official Female Gondolier

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Venice To Have 1st Official Female Gondolier

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Venice To Have 1st Official Female Gondolier

Venice To Have 1st Official Female Gondolier

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The tide's turning in Venice. For the first time in 900 years, the Italian city is giving a woman the right to become a licensed gondolier and take tourists through the city's famous canals.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

The tide's turning in Venice. For the first time in 900 years, the Italian city is giving a woman the right to become a licensed gondolier, and take tourists through the city's famous canals. Her name is Giorgia Boscolo, and she's a 24-year-old mother of two. For now, Boscolo's on standby, only allowed to go out if one of her male colleagues takes the day off. Here's what we dont know: Can she sing?

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