An American Gondola Maker in Venice

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Just catching this site as we are in Venice and wanted to visit a gondola maker/shop. Um we are from Oakland CA and for the past 8 or 10 yrs there has been a gondola service on our Lake Merritt, the oldest bird sanctuary in the country. Angelo is from Venice and wanted to start a gondola service in San Francisco, but they were uninterested. Luckily for us, Jerry Brown was mayor at the time (and its the one good thing he did while in office) and very interested.

But the art is dying out with modernity. It's getting harder and harder to find a squero, the Venetian word for gondola workshop. (One of the biggest remaining squeri is pictured above, near the church of San Trovaso Women Canada Goose Montebello Parka Grey Nz in Dorsoduro. Click on it to enlarge.)

The art of gondola making has been traditionally passed on from father to son. And, since the gondola was uniquely designed to bob about in Venetian waters, the craftsmen have almost unfailingly been Venetian.