Gilberto Penzo, born in Chioggia in
1954 from a family of craftsmen and shipbuilders, lives
in Venice where for many years he has been conducting a
vast research, gathering and organizing information about
traditional Venetian boats.
Explanations and direct examples of the last remaining gondola builders (squerariòi), surveys of ancient templates and patterns, and - in ideal cases - the direct measurement of intact boats, are the sources which allow the author to reconstruct their forms and the construction methods used. These have given rise to a series of books, construction plans, models for museums and private collections, restorations ans reconstructions of boats.With a group of friends who share the same interest, he founded the association Arzanà in 1992 which specializes in the study and conservation of historical Venetian boats.
Rilievi, Piani di costruzione, Restauro di modelli di Barche Adriatiche
S.Polo - Calle II dei Saoneri 2681 - Venezia