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Venetian Shipyard experience

Venice, Italy

Experience hosted by Mario

60 minsHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

The visit starts from the entrance door from which the shipyard opens, the history of the shipyard is told through the events and the events over the years, you will see all the equipment used in those years and how the naval technologies have changed with respect to the past. Continuing in the heart of the yard of about 5000 square meters, we will see the slipways and cranes to move the boats. Currently the yard has about 30 employees and passing through the various departments we will see the staff at work !! The yard was founded by my great-great-grandfather and I am the fifth generation that after 100 years the shipyard has seen and lived the Venetian affairs in first person
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The visit starts from the entrance door from which the shipyard opens, the history of the shipyard is told through the events and the events over the years, you will see all the equipment used in those years and how the naval technologies have changed with respect to the past. Continuing in the heart of the yard of about 5000 square meters, we will see the slipways and cranes to move the boats. Currently the yard has about 30 employees and passin…

Meet your host, Mario

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hi! I' m Venetian and I want to show you some beautiful places of the Venice lagoon like the island of Giudecca... that only the Venetians know!! I love to sail Venice by boat and this is the best way to have a nice experience!! I am a naval engineer and my passion for the sea has been transmitted to me by my family. In the yard you will see 100 years of naval history and how the engineers of the past did the work with the technologies of that period.
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About the organisation: BOAT



BOAT promotes the knowledge of sailing and rowing, through the concept of sustainable tourism makes known places that go beyond the usual tourist destinations, also promotes the culture of Italian food.In addition, the association is responsible for promoting the activities of the Venetian territory, making them known and developing cooperative contacts between the various activities.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to BOAT.

Where you'll be

The island of Giudecca in the past was the Venetian industrial pole, there were shipyards, carpenters, film companies, breweries, and much more!!
Fran
January 2020
This is a piece of living history. Mario is a welcoming, knowledgable and enthusiastic host. It is a secret place suitable for all and we recommend it highly.
Sante Livia
December 2019
If you really want to do something different, that is close to Venice’s heart, this is the experience for you! A well informed and friendly host, easy to locate the experience, and a super interesting experience that you would normally never get access to. Highly recommended.
If you really want to do something different, that is close to Venice’s heart, this is the experience for you! A well informed and friendly host, easy to locate the experience, and…
Brendan
December 2019
Mario is so kind and genuine, and it came through in the attention he gave to us and his stories about his fifth generation shipyard. Really wonderful to see how he bounced back from the floods and is maintaining the family business! Thank you for sharing your life with us!
Mario is so kind and genuine, and it came through in the attention he gave to us and his stories about his fifth generation shipyard. Really wonderful to see how he bounced back fr…
Alex
December 2019
Mario was a great guide during the tour of his family's business. The shipyard has a few different projects in motion, with a different story behind them. Well worth a visit!
Sylvie
September 2019
Une visite très touchante d’un chantier naval familial avec le fils de la famille qui nous fait découvrir les vaporetto différemment, hors de l’eau lorsqu’ils sont en maintenance à l’atelier. Les explications sont humaines, elles nous transportent dans le passé d’un métier de plus en plus difficile aujourd’hui et dans un quartier à l’abri des touristes. A travers son association Mario maintient le lien entre les habitants et un savoir-faire qui se perd. Une visite non seulement intéressante mais aussi utile.
Une visite très touchante d’un chantier naval familial avec le fils de la famille qui nous fait découvrir les vaporetto différemment, hors de l’eau lorsqu’ils sont en maintenance à…
Betty
April 2019
Diego, one of the great-great grandsons of the man who started the shipyard, was a great host. My two friends and I were the only ones on the experience that day, and it was one of the highlights of our Venice stay. Diego showed us all round the shipyard, explaining things to us very clearly, and I learned a lot. Seeing the vaporettos and their stops being repaired gave me a new insight into the waterbuses I was riding each day! He also shared information with us about the business and its employees and about living in Venice. He was friendly and personable and obviously passionate about his subject. I'm so glad we booked this experience.
Diego, one of the great-great grandsons of the man who started the shipyard, was a great host. My two friends and I were the only ones on the experience that day, and it was one o…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

umbrella in case of rain