The profession of gondolier in Venice can be quite lucrative and only a limited number of licenses are granted after periods of training and apprenticeship. Gondoliers must past a comprehensive exam on Venetian history and landmarks, and possess foreign language skills along with being able to maneuver the gondola through the tight spaces of Venetian canals.
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The profession of gondolier in Venice can be quite lucrative and only a limited number of licenses are granted after periods of training and apprenticeship. Gondoliers must past a comprehensive exam on Venetian history and landmarks, and possess foreign language skills along with being able to maneuver the gondola through the tight spaces of Venetian canals.

© David Noyes 2011

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