The museum of Venice’s sailing traditions

Germano da Preda is keeper of the Arzanà (the historical “arsenal” of Venice, in the local dialect) – which is the only museum dedicated to sailing traditions in Venice. In this video interview, he illustrates some traditional objects of a unique water heritage. Historical boats, artefacts and tools are kept still in a squero: the typical family boatyard for the making and maintenance of gondolas passed down over generations.

Enjoy for free more video interviews and the digital audio guide which in 2019 was awarded as “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism” in Europe: Venice: Explore forgotten Cannaregio and its sailing traditions”

Made by: Eriberto Eulisse, Francesco Visentin, Massimo Bassan and Davide Stefanato.

Copyright: Civiltà dell’Acqua International Centre, Water Museum of Venice & University of Venice Ca’ Foscari.

Supported by: Interreg Central Europe Programme