Squero di San Trovaso, Venice

#29 of 188 in Historic Sites in Venice
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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. Put Squero di San Trovaso and other Venice attractions into our Venice online trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Venice would not be Venice without the Gondola. The gondola eventually became a symbol of Venice and its many canals. The gondolas are beautiful elegant vessels adapted for sailing in the shallow...  more »
  • Lovely and quiet area of Venice from where you can take a glimpse of one of the ancient (still working) gondola workshops in Venice!  more »
  • Clasic Gondola craftsmen. Wonderful sight
  • Worth to visit if you want to see how the boats are build you have to visit this.

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