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For this month’s issue of Dream of Italy I’ve written an article entitled “The Last Gondola Makers of Venice.” It includes traveler’s tips about visiting the historic gondola boatyards or squeri of Venice, as well as the workshops of makers of other gondola-related traditions you may have never seen. Here’s a little snippet:Today’s remaining gondola makers, and artisans in related trades, cluster in the quiet section of town known as Dorsoduro, with a few more scattered across the other sestieri of Venice and its outlying islands. Visiting these workshops is not the same as visiting a museum or even, let’s say, a mask-maker’s shop or a glass-making factory, where you are much more likely to leave with a souvenir. It is important to reserve in advance and be respectful of the artisans’ time and the important work they are doing in preserving Venice’s maritime history… To read the entire article, click to subscribe to Dream of Italy newsletter.
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