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Visiting Venice Gondola Yards

Old Jan 30th, 2001, 09:34 AM
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Visiting Venice Gondola Yards

Does anyone know if you can tour one or more of the gondola yards (squero) in Venice? Such as Squero, San Trovaso, Dorsoduro, or others?
Old Jan 30th, 2001, 09:49 AM
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Best bet would be to talk to the Gondolieres themselves. They're not only accomidating and patient, but very informative and litterally walking-breathing Venetian history books.

On the Calle Larga XII Marzo at Rio di San Mois (one of the main routes to San Marco, and a major couture shopping area) there's a Gondola station.

I found that particular group of Gondolieres to be quite charming and well informed!
Old Jan 30th, 2001, 01:57 PM
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Yes, it is possible to go to the sculo yards for Gondolas on San Trovaso...there are also numerous 'forcola' shops (Carved shape on the bow of the Gondola) within Venice that are very open to tourists coming in to see their craft. Normally they do not care for large groups, so between 2-6 people would be perfect.
Old Jan 31st, 2001, 08:23 AM
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Thank you for the helpful info!
Old Jan 31st, 2001, 10:04 AM
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