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Life Jackets on Gondolas in Venice?

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Hi, I think my cousin may join me on a trip to Italy, but her mother told her since she can't swim she shouldn't go to Venice.

She heard about a gondola capsizing on the canal and the people falling out, I said they must have life jackets but she is freaked out.

Anybody seen lifejackets on the gondolas or busses? Or is this a red flag that she shouldn't go at all (for my sake)? She hasn't traveled very far from home before.

Thanks, Faith.

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