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Squero di San Trovaso: Tours & Tickets

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Rio San Trovaso, 30170 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a genuine bit of old Venice that hasn't changed significantly in more than 150 years. Relatively quiet, extremely photogenic and with a Cicchetti bar directly opposite on the other side of the canal.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to see, but not much content other than, it’s a Gondola boatyard. Lack of smug ‘Gondoliers’ in striped shirts and no one singing the Cornetto song, I guess that is because when their boats are out of the water they are not sucking...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David F
Reviewed 7 August 2019

There's a lovely square by the church' but the attraction here is the very old shop where they still repair damaged or old gondolas by hand. However, ousiders are not allowd to come in and watch up close, so the only way to see it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ALIZA O
Reviewed 9 March 2019

Walking along the Zattere, we turn right at the side of the Rio di san Trovaso canal. The canal is very pretty with interesting buildings either side. We then spot the San Trovaso boatyard which is so interesting This boatyard has been operating since the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 March 2019 via mobile

This small boatyard makes and repairs gondolas. It is at the side of a picturesque canal in lovely laid back Zattere and you can see gondolas laid out in the open in various stages of repair. I was so pleased I visited this area and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

One of the last remaining "Gondola" repair yards. This tiny boatyard was established during the 17th century. Once there was a fleet of 10,000 gondolas nowadays there is approximately 350 gondolas. This boat repair yard appears to repair a very high percentage of Venice's gondolas....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank julesten2016
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
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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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