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Came across Il Forcolaio Matto by chance and so glad I did - Very interesting.

Whilst walking the back streets of Venice we came across il forcolaio matto by pure chance. The... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Roberts69
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Northampton, United Kingdom
To learn more on forcole and the gondola history

We stopped by this small shop in a small street not easy to find but but really good to get there... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2014
semanteo
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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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Aug 2, 2018
“Came across Il Forcolaio Matto by chance and so glad I did - Very interesting.”
Nov 1, 2014
“To learn more on forcole and the gondola history”
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Whilst walking the back streets of Venice we came across il forcolaio matto by pure chance. The workshop door was open and the owner, Piero Dri, was at work finishing a repair to a Gondoliers oar... Fascinating to see him at his craft. Piero also...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stopped by this small shop in a small street not easy to find but but really good to get there. Pietro is a real forcole maker and will show you how he repairs and build those gondola instruments key for navigation. He also sells...More

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district)
with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many
transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying
areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand
for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal
bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution,
2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli
Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
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