A cavana is a covered shelter for boats. They are typical of the city of Venice.
The word is thought to come from the Italian word 'capanna' meaning hut: the oldest depictions are represented as shelters covered with straw-like huts. Over time, shelters of this kind were also made in the body of buildings, palaces or usually used for storage, on the side facing a small river.
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