Squero of San Trovaso


The Venetian term “Squero” indicates a shipyard, a place where the shape, body and soul of the gondola, a characteristic Venetian boat, is born.

The Squero San Trovaso  dates back to the 1600s, making it one of the oldest squeri in the city. It was at that time that the Venetian shipwrights began to repair and produce gondolas.
The construction site is also characteristic for its particular architecture that recalls mountain houses, a choice that reflects the origin of the workers and the wood used for processing, both originating in the mountainous regions of Cadore.
The light sailing gondolas which tell the story of the lagoon, are built entirely by hand and each one is different from the other. Each gondolier requires custom decorative details that allows them to make their gondola unique.