Marie Corelli’s Gondola at Stratford-upon-Avon

A restored gondola, that once belonged to the famous Victorian author Marie Corelli, is available for trips on the River Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon.

The gondola was acquired by Marie Corelli, following the Italian Exhibition held at Earl’s Court, London, in 1904. (Click the images below to see the larger versions).

The Italian Exhibition 1904
An old postcard commemorating The Italian Exhibition 1904

Note the portraits (above, left) of Petrarch, the Italian renaissance poet and scholar, and England’s own poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.

The Italian Exhibition at Earl's Court, London, in 1904
The Italian Exhibition at Earl’s Court, London, May-October 1904

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