The squero di San Trovaso is one of the oldest and most famous Venetian squeri. The squero (meaning "yard" in Venetian: from the word "squara" which indicates the tool used to build boats) is the classic yard where small boats such as gondolas, pupparini, sandoli, s'ciopóni were built and repaired and other vessels typical of the Venetian naval tradition.
The San Trovaso river rises along the homonymous river and dates back to the seventeenth century. It is one of the very few shipyards still in operation in Venice, even if today only gondolas are produced or repaired there, while in the past the shipbuilding activity also extended to other types of boats.
The building that houses it has the typical shape of mountain houses, an exceptional circumstance for Venice, due to the inspiration of the squerarioli accustomed to working with wood and above all to the Cadore origins of many shipwrights .