Venice is one of the most curious, extravagant, amazing cities in the world, but unfortunately the millions of tourists that come every year to see Venice are becoming a problem. Venice is becoming more and more touristy…
We promote the sustainable tourism and we have the right proposal for you: an alternative tour far away from the mass of tourists, on routes that follow the rhythms of the inhabitants, in order to explore the true essence and character of Venice.
You will visit the working place where the gondola was built and the shops where Venetian craftsmen still work and create the single parts that make up the gondola.
The first stop is one of the oldest Venetian boatyards that started its activity at the end of the 15th century until 1920 when it closed its business. It still preserves the atmosphere, smells and tools that were used for the construction and maintenance of typical Venetian boats. In the squero it seems that time has stopped in one of the happiest moments of its history.
We give you the opportunity also to meet a local craftsman in the workshop where he works every day to get to know the activity more closely. You will meet a remèr, a Venetian oar maker. Today there are only four remèri in Venice!
You can observe him while he is working oars and forcole by hand. He makes unique items: each oar or forcola is tailor-made for the individual client. He uses traditional instruments and is convinced that handcrafting oars and forcole is the only way to guarantee their quality and specificity while respecting the characteristics of the wood.
You can buy some souvenirs from his shop to remember this exciting experience you had.
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Meeting point: 1. in front of the railway station Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto
2. in front of the railway station Venice Santa Lucia
When: every day on demand, booking requested
Duration: 3 hours
Price: €65 Adult per person for minimum 4 people. €45 child (6-12 years). Child 0-6 years free. Included tourist guide, entrance to the boatyard and to the workshop of the craftsman.
Extra: transfer by minivan from your hotel at Terme Euganee to Montegrotto railway station € 25 one way.
Extra: transfer by minivan from your hotel at Terme Euganee to Venice € 125 one way
Languages: Italian and English
For information and reservation:
tel. +39 328 4089272 , e-mail: email@example.com