(Français) Profession gondolier

(Français) Profession gondolier

Venice and her gondoliers are world famous. This very special profession, however, has its own rites, codes and language. With Maurizio and Antonio, we are given a rare glimpse of this profession which has been handed down from father to son for generations. Maurizio is self-employed. Antonio, with forty gondoliers working for him, runs a small company and has year-to-year contracts with the world’s largest tour-operators. We follow Maurizio and Antonio behind the scenes, off the beaten track and far from the tourists.
Italy – Tourism – Culture – Family

Partner(s) : France 3

Broadcaster(s) : France 3

Director(s) : Frédéric Chignac

Author(s) : Frédéric Chignac

Year : 1994

Duration : 13 minutes