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The workshop of Paolo Brandolisio

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Address: 4725, Calle Corte Rota, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Paul, after having been a student of maestro Giuseppe Carli, continues the...

Paul, after having been a student of maestro Giuseppe Carli, continues the business of construction of oars and oarlocks, with the same passion of the teacher is committed to giving forms more and more functional, elegant and aesthetic to the traditional oars and oarlocks, in addition to this Paul builds Greenland paddles for kayaks, and other objects in precious woods, such as bracelets, necklaces ... and more. His workshop and a place for a stopover while artisan, is fascinating for its history and structure hce recalls over the past Venice's also the essence of being a craftsman

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Paolo Brandolisio the guardian of remora

Visiting the workshop of Paolo is always a pleasure. It is truly a fascinating, historical place. He is a craftsman specialized in oars (remer and fórcole). Unfortunately today in... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the workshop of Paolo is always a pleasure. It is truly a fascinating, historical place. He is a craftsman specialized in oars (remer and fórcole). Unfortunately today in Venice there are only 3 remora workshop in Venice. People like Paolo keep alive the traditions and make unique and tailor-made remèr or fórcole. You can also find in Paolo's workshop... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience. It was a pleasure meeting Paolo & spending time in his workshop. Beautiful memories, pictures & signed hand carved forcola which is now in our home & will be enjoyed forever ❤. A don't miss when in Venice.

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Reviewed 16 November 2011

We got lucky to stumble into Paolo Brandolisio's business. He is the only builder and supplier for all of the focole and oars for all of Venice. It is a great way to experience Venice.

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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