The Squero

Private visit to the Squero di San Trovaso one of the last shipyards in Venice still in operation where the best shipwrights are guardians of the secrets of building a Gondola.
You will be able to learn and get up close and personal with the ancient techniques, secrets, and craftsmanship required to bring to life the most famous of the lagoon’s traditional boats.
The tour can be combined with a visit to a traditional “Forcole” workshop, an essential complement to maneuvering the gondola and also a true art.

Duration:  2 hours


credits Simone Padovani / Behind Venice

credits Simone Padovani / Behind Venice

This is a unique opportunity

to witness how this masterly piece of craftsmanship is made with a passion that only authentic “squerarioli” can express.

The Experience includes:

  • Accompanying qualified tour director
  • Entrance and private visit to artisan workshop
  • Private Water Taxi from and to Hotel Heureka
  • Glass of Prosecco at the hotel at the end of the tour

The places included in our tours are regulated by the regulations in force in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

Book The Experience

Number of participants:

  • from 2 to 6 persons
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Suggested departure times from Hotel Heureka: 9:30 or 14:30

Terms and conditions:

  • The experience must be booked at least 14 days in advance
  • A 30% payment is required at the time of booking.
  • The 70% balance is required 3 days before the experience.

Cancellation policies:

  • 30% refund is provided for cancellations received within 14 days of the experience date
  • for cancellations received between 13 days and 4 days prior to the experience date, 30% will be applied as a penalty
  • for cancellations received 3 days before arrival and beyond, 100% of the amount will be applied as a penalty

Available on : MON – TUE – WED – THU – FRI – SAT  – SUN

credits Simone Padovani / Behind Venice

credits Simone Padovani / Behind Venice

Plan your experience with us

Feel free to contact us for anything you may need. Use the contact form below or email: , Telephone: +39 041 52 46 460

Please kindly note

that due to the large number of requests at our local workshops and artisan’s partners, entrance at some of ours most exclusive and private experience may be restricted.