Penzo Gilberto

San Polo

  • Address: Calle dei Saoneri, 2681
  • E-Mail:
  • Phone#: 041 5246139, 041 719372
  • Transportation: Lines 1, 2, N (stop S. Tomà).
Gilberto Penzo is more than a mere model-maker of venetian boats, but a theorist and historian of the boats of Venice's lagoon. The goal of Gilberto is to preserve the historical memory of the traditional boats of Venice as well as the techniques used to build them. To this end, he organizes six-month courses on old-fashioned construction methods, holds conferences, writes books and publishes articles in specialized magazines.