• Gondola
  • Batea a coa de gambero
  • Vipera
  • Batea concordiese
  • Gondola
  • Mascareta
  • Sandolo buranelo
  • Gondola
  • Renaissance Gondola
  • Topa

Graziano Gozzo presents with this book his models of Venetian boats made of wood in the traditional way.

They are the results of two years of dedicated work and their production begun during the making of a wood model for an university examination of his son Dario, student of Architecture.

This specific model included some small boats between “floating houses”.

The aim was to give the impression that these houses were floating as boats on water.

After the first small ones made of balsa wood without using designs as reference, Graziano Gozzo discovered the designs of some Venetian boats and decided to build models using the traditional woods as walnut, cherry, durmast, elm, beech, mahogany, larch and pinewood.

For all models the scale is 1:10 to give a general view that can underline the difference of dimensions between the various types of boat.

The finishing is the same applied in the restoration of ancient woods, leaving the wood in its natural color without using bright colors even if they were used and still are used for the Venetian ships.

 



gondola

Gondola

The gondola is the most famous of the lagoon boats. It is the only entirely man-powered craft still used for commercial purposes – the transport ...

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batea a coa de gambero

Batea a coa de gambero

In the many photographs of Venice and the lagoon at the end of the 19th century a great number of batele a coa de gambero can be seen ...

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batea concordiese

Batea concordiese

The traditional boat of Concordia Sagittaria is called batea and has a flat bottom as all Venetian lagoon boats (gondola, mascareta, ...

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mascareta

Mascareta

Among the various kinds of sandoli, the mascareta is perhaps the most popular because it is light (as little as 120 kg), manoeuvrable ...

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caorlina

Caorlina da seragia

In this elegantly simple craft the most notable features of many similar boats that are now extinct have been preserved: the ...

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puparìn

Puparìn

The lightness, size and shape of the hull all testify to the perfection achieved by the boat-builders and shipwrights of Venice ...

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sandolo buranello

Sandolo buranello

The sandolo is the commonest of the lagoon boats nowadays and its variations answer to all the needs of the town and its surroundings ...

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vipera

Vipera

Its shape was similar to the sandolo but with perfectly symmetric bow and stern, both ending with small metallic staves ...

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Trabaccolo

Trabaccolo

The trabaccolo, in its various typologies, has been the most common transport boat of the Adriatic and its features were the following: bellied bow ...

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sanpierota

Sanpierota

It is not unusual to see many sanpierote sailing an the lagoon, especially on holidays, or to see them moored in the rii...

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topo

Topo

The existence of this kind of boat has been reported since 1348 when Sinisio described it as “navis lata sine carina” and we can assume it originated ...

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S'ciopon

S'ciopon

Also called the sandolo da s'ciopo, its gets its name from the gun (s'ciopo: literally "long gun") used for shooting migratory birds ...

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bragozzo

Bragozzo

Between the 18th and the 19th century the bragozzo was the most popular boat in the Adriatic, and was used for coastal fishing and ...

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topa

Topa

Similar to the topo and in fact a development of it, is the topa. The main difference is that the stern is not round but has an almost vertical ...

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Renaissance Gondola

Renaissance Gondola

There are many pictures of the gondola of the 15th and 16th centuries by artist who would certainly have been familiar with its form ...

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