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Torch to cross Italy by gondola, horse and Ferrari

Updated: November 23, 2005, 9:06 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Venetian gondolas, horses and even a Ferrari will help transport the torch across Italy for the Turin Olympics.

The Olympic flame begins a 64-day, 7,020-mile relay through every Italian province on Dec. 8, sailing Venice's Grand Canal on gondolas, crossing the Alps on horseback and parading in a sports car through the Ferrari factory.

The flame will be lit Sunday in Ancient Olympia in Greece. After a 10-day relay in Greece, the torch will be flown to Rome.

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