Do you know how many kinds of wood a gondola is made out of? If not, this is the place to find out. Squero San Trovaso is a shipyard, which has been making and fixing gondolas, pupparinis, sandolis and other traditional Venetian kinds of ships since the 17th century.
You can still buy a gondola here today and if you are interested, go for a tour and listen to how exactly these ships are built. The masters of the craft working here still follow the traditional methods of shipbuilding, using ropes and handiwork in a months-long tedious process, just as they did centuries ago.
Even if you cannot visit the Squero itself, you can take a look at the building from the opposite bank. This is the best place to take pictures from.
Guided tours are available during weekdays and must be booked in advance for at least 25 people. For more information, please check out the official website.
Wikipedia (Italian) https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squero_di_San_Trovaso
Official Website http://www.squerosantrovaso.com/
Address Squero San Trovaso, Dorsoduro 1097, 30123 Venice, Italy
Coordinates 45°25'49.241" N 12°19'33.002" E