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Venice a la carte

San Marco 3003, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 2960425
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Ranked #83 of 214 attractions in Venice
Type: Tours
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Cachan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

we have found Sabine mail through internet and she has been very responsive in our short term demand. We have booked 2 tours : 3 hours for saint marc church and ducale palace and 2 hours from rialto to saint march. Sabine is a great guide who knows a lot of thing and who can communicate her enthousiasm! additionnally, her... More

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Pittsburgh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

After much review I booked two half day tours with Alvise. The email communication was great and he was extremely helpful in planning our two days in Venice before we left on our Mediterranean cruise. I was disappointed when Francesco introduced himself as Alvise's brother and informed us he would be conducting the tour in place of Alvise. However Francesco... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Venice for the uninitiated is an essence of Italy shrunk to a couple of thousands square meters. Visitor car parking is nicely done in one of the parking buildings on Isola Nuova (Tronchetto) with easy access to main atractions via boat. Be ware of "private taxi boats", the public transport is efficient (cheaper and only marginally slower). St. Mark Square... More

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Delhi
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Stay close to river hotels Buy 48 Hours Taxi Ticket if you are staying that lone , it will work out cheaper. Visit Morena Factory Buy Items only if You have extra money Walk through lanes Take a Gondala ride

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Victoria, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Venice has so much to offer so take your time and enjoy. We were on a Globus Bus tour that covered all of Itay. Even though it was busy it was well worth it. Our guide Lino arranged all the tickets in advanced and the group bypassed the lineups. Unfortunatly in Italy the lineups are terrible if you are not... More

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Boston area
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

I took several tours with Alvise of Venice a la Carte when I visited Venice for the first time as part of a small tour group in September. Alvise was very knowledgeable about Venetian history, architecture, and art. He was patient with answering lots of questions, seemed to genuinely enjoy teaching others about his city, and offered some interesting insights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011 via mobile

Alvise's vast knowledge of the history and symbolism of art and architecture of Venice provided an invaluable experience. He is patient and provides the type of detailed information that creates a sturdy bridge to the past.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

After trying my luck with several other tour companies, I worked with Alvise when I brought my small group to Venice in October, and I was extremely happy with his extensive knowledge of history and his storytelling ability. He was able to bring Venice to life for us, as he shared with us the riches of Venice that are hidden... More

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