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Squero di San Trovaso in Venice, Italy

Venice without its long, sleek, black gondolas is unimaginable, and the artisans at the Squero di San Trovaso are among the people responsible for making sure this doesn’t happen. The squero, a  traditional boatyard, is one of the oldest in the city, and one of three that are still functional today. When it opened in the 17th century, more than 10,000 Venetian vessels were plying on the city’s waters, and were the primary mode of transport.
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