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San Polo 2768/B, Venice 30125, Italy | +39 041 5209544
Courtesy of Franco Furlanetto
Shop Type
Gifts or curiosities
Features
Great design, Historic, Artisanal/handicrafts, Local designers and products
Neighborhood
San Polo
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In the middle of San Polo's souvenir store-filled drag is this rare glimpse of real Venice: Artisan Franco Furlanetto's workshop where he makes oars and forcole (rowposts) for gondolas. If he's not busy, he'll explain the process—how he makes them to measure for the gondoliers and carves sinuous forcolas from cherry or walnut trunks. He makes forcola art pieces too, as well as smaller souvenirs like key chains.

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Franco Furlanetto

In the middle of San Polo's souvenir store-filled drag is this rare glimpse of real Venice: Artisan Franco Furlanetto's workshop where he makes oars and forcole (rowposts) for gondolas. If he's not busy, he'll explain the process—how he makes them to measure for the gondoliers and carves sinuous forcolas from cherry or walnut trunks. He makes forcola art pieces too, as well as smaller souvenirs like key chains.