Venetian Boat Building

batelaThe Venice Boat Building School is a unique opportunity to learn some of the secrets of Venetian boat building from one of the masters of this ancient craft.

The teacher is Matteo Tamassia, one of the few remaining maestri d’ascia, masters of traditional Venetian boat building. Matteo has through his career built over twenty gondolas and a multitude of other traditional and modern wooden boats.

Courses are organised several times a year in Venice in cooperation with the Vento di Venezia and the Venice Certosa Hotel.