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The workshop of Paolo Brandolisio

4725, Calle Corte Rota, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 4155
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An accidental surprise!

After a business trip, my wife and I had 3 days to spend in Venice, trying to be less of a tourist... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Ron B
A True Artisan

So many of traditional Venetian crafts are disappearing. I think of lace making at Burano, the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
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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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4725, Calle Corte Rota, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

After a business trip, my wife and I had 3 days to spend in Venice, trying to be less of a tourist and more of a local. I had been very interested in bringing home a souvenir from a gondola. After a few disappointing searches...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

So many of traditional Venetian crafts are disappearing. I think of lace making at Burano, the scarcity of glass masters on Murano and I think of Paolo, one of just a few master craftsmen able to make the forcoli and oars for gondolas. It is...More

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Paolo B, Proprietario at The workshop of Paolo Brandolisio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you very much :) :) :)

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

On our recent honeymoon in Venice we stumbled across the workshop of Paolo (we followed someone going to have their oar repaired!). What an amazing place and an unforgettable experience that in our view compared favourably to a visit to St Marks Square. Paolo is...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

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...More

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Paolo B, Proprietario at The workshop of Paolo Brandolisio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017
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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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