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Squero di San Trovaso, Venice

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One of the few dry docks in Venice, Squero di San Trovaso attracts many with its traditional gondola repair service. Watch the gondolas drift by while enjoying a snack from one of the small tapas restaurants that line the square. You may even get a chance to see a traditional wooden gondola being built by hand. The boatyard offers travelers a trip on a bragozzo, a traditional fishing boat from the 18th or 19th century, down the lagoon of Venice. If you are traveling with a group of 25 or more, tours can be booked to visit inside the boatyard, where you'll witness exquisite craftsmanship. Arrange to visit Squero di San Trovaso and other attractions in Venice using our Venice vacation builder.
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  • I love this place because it was like a time in a Venice that changed many faces in all these years!! We always carry my kids that every time remain very fascinated. To see
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  • When we went to check out the area, first we took a snack in the restaurant across the street, sat on the wall and we were waiting for the move. Had several shelves in place. After some time and talking with the locals, realized that it was Sunday and would not be working (kkkk), but to see that everything was davar performed manually. Is the only authorized to fix in town the gondolas.
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  • But you see how they repair them from the other side of the channel, it is worth walking here. There were few people. If you stop to think, is as if were to see as working your mechanical, curious, although for them must of be a nuisance. Advisable to go.
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  • With a starting price of €35,000 (around €45,000 when pimped out) for a new gondola, you can only appreciate the effort that justifies the price by visiting the factory (calling this a factory feels like a disservice - they are craftsmen).
  • If you ever wondered what a gondola shipyard looks like, here you have it! You can only see it from across the canal, but anyway it is a quaint place that deserves a very short visit.
  • simply fascinating to watch how this icon (the gondola) of venice is built.
  • Interesting gondola workshop.
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  • Absolute insider tip, great photo motif. Pure atmosphere.
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