Creation of the Forcola with a gondola’s craftsman

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Enjoy a unique activity to experience Venice as a local, discover the legendary art of making a Forcola and learn more about the history and legends associated with gondolas and gondoliers! Enjoy an amazing experience with Piero Dri, one of the few artisans that still creates the famous gondola’s Forcola; this is a type of rowlock used by the gondolier to move the boat along the waterways and the Canal Grande. Each forcola is a unique piece since it is specifically designed for its personal gondolier according to his height and rowing needs.Meet Piero in his workshop in the heart of Venice (5 minutes from Rialto Bridge) and begin your lesson; he’ll show you the procedure used to create this magic item. During the experience he will explain the history, reveal secrets and narrate legends of gondolas and Venetian gondoliers.In front of your eyes the master artisan will create this unique Venetian artwork that has the actual shape after centuries of experimentation

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  • The activity does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (it can be postponed later or to the day after, otherwise it will be refunded)
  • The tour will be held in both English and Italian
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