Le Forcole di Saverio Pastor


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The place to come when you need a new forcola or pair of oars for your favourite gondola. Saverio Pastor is one of only three recognised marangon (oar-makers) in Venice; he specialises in making the elaborate walnut-wood rests (forcole) that are the symbols of the gondolier's trade. There are also bookmarks, postcards and some books (in English) on Venetian boatworks.

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Le Forcole di Saverio Pastor details

Dorsoduro 341,
fondamenta Soranzo de la Fornace

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto Salute

Telephone 041 522 5699

Le Forcole di Saverio Pastor website

Open 8.30am-12.30pm, 2-6pm Mon-Fri.

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By Hilary - Dec 11 2012

A visit to Saverio Pastor's workshop was the highlight of my Venician trip. He is a remarkably skilled craftsman and a delightful man. A shared passion for the sea and boats made the search for his shop well worth while. Needless to say, I bought a forcola!