Live-Talk of Thu. May 20 – 14:00 (GMT+2)

Squero Tramontin: the art of making Gondolas in Venice

Who is Squero Tramontin

Squero Tramontin in Dorsoduro in Venice has been building gondolas since 1884. Little has changed since Domenico Tramontin began building gondolas here since then; for example, the structure he built (the cantiere) to support the master frames is still in use today. During the visit, we will talk about the history of the Tramontin family and the various techniques used in the construction of this iconic boat.

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Description

We will meet Elena ed Elisabetta Tramontin, daughters of the late Roberto Tramontin. During the visit, we will talk about the history of the Tramontin family and the various techniques used in the construction of the gondolas. The historic Domenico Tramontin & Figli gondola boatyard was founded on February 2, 1884 by Domenico Tramontin. After learning the art of building gondolas at the Casal ai Servi boatyard, he went on to make important changes to its form. These modifications to the design of the gondola were recognised as major improvements, and were later adopted by all the other Venetian boat-builders. The Squero Tramontin was the official supplier of gondolas to the Royal House of Savoy, the police force, the carabinieri, and many other illustrious customers.

 

Interviewed by

Cinzia Maestrini

Cinzia Maestrini | Live-in-Venice Week 2021

Venice Certified Professional Tourist Guide

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