Gondolier’s Hats


Authentic gondolier’s hats are made exclusively at Giuliana’s workshop where the ancient art of the bareteri has been revived. The hat is made of woven straw with coloured bands on both the crown and brim. The summer hat has a band that matches the inside of the gondola; the winter hat is black like the gondola canopy (felze) that was used on private gondolas.

Giuliana is vice-president of El Felze, a cultural association for the safeguarding of ancient crafts related to the construction of the gondola and the clothing of the gondolier.