At the traditional varo for Alessandro Santini's new gondola,
his wife Roberta Billi did the honors of christening the new boat
with champagne - delivered, of course via a bottle-smash.
Fortunately the ferro of the new boat is a solid piece of steel,
so she was able to proceed without concern of damaging the new boat.
Here's a great photo that was taken just as the smash took place.
To see more photos from the varo, view my previous post: