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Dig into a unique piece of Venetian history with this 45-minute tour of a remer's workshop in Venice. Learn about the complex process involved in crafting a gondola's oar and forcola through a practical demonstration.
  • 45-minute tour of remer workshop in Venice
  • Get a tour of the atelier from the remer himself
  • Learn about the art of making each forcola unique for each gondolier
  • See the tools used to make the forcola as well as gondola oars
Visit a traditional remer atelier in central Venice in which this tradition is carried on. Get a guided tour of the workshop from the remer himself as you learn about what it takes to craft a forcola (a fulcrum or crutch) and gondola oar. Each forcola must be custom-made by hand for each gondolier. Get a brief overview of the history of remers in Venice and an explanation of the forcola. Learn about all the materials required and the tools the remer uses for his job.
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