Day Tour

Cruise Shore Experience - Gondola Factory Visit (4 Hours)

Onirikos, Italian Experiences Designer

Venice, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Cruise Shore Experience - Gondola Factory Visit (4 Hours )

Venice, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Gondola Factory Visit


You will meet your Captain at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board.

He will drive you to the squero - boatyard - where you will meet your Professional Guide in order to experience a unique excursion. During your Venice walking tour, you will have the chance to visit a squero, a typical venetian building site where you create, build and repair vessels of small size as gondolas, pupparini, sandoli, sciopòni and other boats typical and traditional of Venetian lagoon.

The term squero comes from the word "squara" that indicates a team of people working together to build boats or can derive from the tool, widely used in this job.

Putting together one of the renowned sleek black boats is a fascinatingly exact science that is still done in the revered traditional manner and you will have the chance to experience it. Back in the 16th century heyday of the gondola, there were upwards of 10,000 of these elegant boats plying the waters of Venice’s canals. Today there are but 350, and the job of gondoliere is still a coveted profession, passed down from father to son over the centuries.

There are also few precious squeri left in the city. The squero is surrounded by Tyrolian-looking wooden structures, a true rarity in this stone city built on water, and an oddity shared by most squeri, that are home to the multiple-generational owners and original workshops for the traditional boats.

After the visit your Captain will escort you back to the Port.

About Us

We offer unique access to some of the most unavailable & undiscovered experiences one can imagine. A Milan shopping experience in a fashion designer’s showroom? A private dinner in Venice on the roof terrace of Peggy Guggenheim? Quad bike trekking on the active Etna volcano with an extreme-sport guide? Whatever your client can dream, we can deliver. We focus on designing non-Googleable experiences—watching the Palio di Siena horse race from a hot-air balloon; visiting the private castle where the Godfather trilogy was shot. Kids love visiting an ice cream factory, while big kids clamor for a chance to drive a Maserati or Lamborghini.

Insider Tip

Visit to Excavation underneath the Vatican • Truffle Hunt in Tuscany or Piemonte • Vasari Corridor in Florence • Private visit to the Sistine Chapel

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Rome and Sorrento, Italy

By: EBC


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

The guides were knowledgeable and easy to understand. We enjoyed them very much.
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Georgi