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Rio San Trovaso, 30170 Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

This little area is one of the nicest places in Venice. Its away from the crowded tourist areas and some sort of little shipyard where Gondolas are made. The entire area looks very authentic and pitoresk. A must see when you're in Venice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

gondola building area; if u are interested to see how a gondala is manufactured come here and have a look; nowwhere else u will be able to see this so nearby and the craftsman at work

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roland S
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I would definetly reccomend to visit this zone of the academy since it's much less touristic than San Marco zone and you can see the real venetian life over there. You can enter the Squero free and spend some minutes to see this place, I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rony345
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Every time we come to Venice, we seem to find our way back here. There is something magical that happens when you look across the canal and see this traditional gondola boatyard. Can you even think of Venice without thinking of gondolas? This is where...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We always stay in Dorsoduro as it is so interesting, one afternoon wandering along Zattere, we took right turn down a pretty canal, walking down Fondamenta Nani, we came across this amazing gondola yard just across the canal, we saw it previously many years ago....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Raffiella11
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Nicole A
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dimitris L
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank SoCalOregonian
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

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Bill R
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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Response from Stefania F |
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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