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Squero di San Trovaso

Rio San Trovaso, 30170 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 9146
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Very Cool But Off the Beaten Track

From across the canal, you get to see the gondola be made and repaired. It's not a busy place... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Nicole A
Fascinating sight

It is quite interesting and fascinating watching the boat building and maintenance of the boats... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Dimitris L
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Rio San Trovaso, 30170 Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

From across the canal, you get to see the gondola be made and repaired. It's not a busy place, while we were there only one guy was working on one boat. But there is a bar on the side of the canal where you can...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

It is quite interesting and fascinating watching the boat building and maintenance of the boats. This is a rather small area but full of activity it seems. If you have nothing better it makes time go by quickly.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Tucked away a block north off the Zattere is this little square that is home to a Gondola yard. It first opened in the 1600's and is well worth the detour to search it out and look at how Gondolas are made and repaired. No...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were taken here as part of a private tour (2 people). The guide acted as interpreter. Fascinating insight into how gondolas are built and maintained. I am not sure how you would access this visit but would highly recommend it - not cheap but...More

1  Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Sitting outside on the canal, eating cicchetti and sipping on some wine while watching the Venetian gondola builders repair/build was such an enjoyable experience. Is only a short walk from Accademia bridge

1  Thank jdb339
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are walking along the Zattere, turn North along the Fondamenta Nani. A few hundred meters along you can look across the canal to see a gondola building and maintenance shop in action! The number of gondolas in Venice has declined as motorboats become...More

1  Thank Terry L
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Having seen a segment on "How Do They Do It" about gondola construction, I was particularly interested in visiting a boat yard. Our hotel directed us to Squero di San Trovaso. As others have noted, they do not give tours, however you can get some...More

1  Thank Ed C
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Took my brother, a Venice veteran who'd never heard of it. I'd been shown it by a guide who told us the reason this gondola boatyard looks so Swiss. It's because a lot of the original architecture of the Veneto was built by people from...More

Thank Nico R
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is absolutely worth a visit for those who want to experience a bit of the real Venice away from the massive crowds. To stand for a while and watch the experts at work is a delight, in such lovely surroundings.

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

A stroll along the Fondamenta Nani is worth going a little out of your way for, so that you can enjoy a view of the ancient gondola boatyard in Squero di San Trovaso. If you ignore the boats for a moment, it looks a little...More

1  Thank Devon1964
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You have the information on the website of the Squero San Trovaso. I translated for you: Only for groups of at least 25 people from Monday to Friday you can organize a visit within the shipyard. The "squeraroli" will guide... More
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