• Marco Tenderini's blacksmith workshop in Venice

The art of building a gondola

What you will do

To build a gondola, you need several artisans, all engaged in different technical aspects in regards to this very true icon of Venice. You will visit a workshop where oars and rowlocks are built, a gondola yard where gondolas are built and maintained and finally a blacksmith’s lab where the metal parts are shaped. The tour includes a lovely walking tour in the district of Dorsoduro.


around 4 hours


This experience can be booked on weekdays only.


450 euro for a group of maximum 7 people; the cost includes all visits and is not per person; you can also choose among these experiences and tailor an itinerary according to your needs.

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