Punching a Gondolier? What’s Next?

Tourists sink to new lows!

This week a tourist decided to board a docked gondola to take photos of herself. When she was questioned, her husband head butted the gondolier and then socked him in the face! Here’s the story that ran in Italy Magazine.

To see the video, go to Facebook to the page “Venice My Way” and scroll down to Sept. 15.  Here’s a screenshot of the punch. Screen Shot 2019-09-21 at 11.55.21 AM.png

Huge props to the gondolier who kept his cool. And shame on the tourist for his terrible behavior!

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2 Responses to Punching a Gondolier? What’s Next?

  1. Karen Cogan says:

    Kathleen, do you know the gondolier personally?  You are so connected to that community…  How horrible these people were, but how cool and controlled the gondoliere was.  Bravo to him.  Is this bridge located on the main drag to rialto? — coming from the train station 

    Karen

    • I don’t know this gondolier, but in the news article, they interviewed Gianpaolo D’Este, whom I’ve met and seen in numerous regatte. The location looks like the sotoportego by the Alliance Francaise and Hotel Splendid Suisse in the Mercerie (I don’t remember the street name).

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