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DiscoveringVenice - Private Walking Tours

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Address: Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Description: DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and Federica. We are...
DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and Federica. We are Registered Tourist Guides since 2000. We offer a wide range of private tours. We also offer semi-private tours: a perfect way to share costs with other travellers like you. The private tours we organize can be either on foot or by private boat (Gran Canal, small canals, islands of the lagoon - Murano, Burano, Torcello). We are keen to organize customized exclusive tours to make you discover the "hidden Venice" and its back-streets, as well as the monumental classic Venice.
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Venice private tour - meraviglioso!

Patrizia Bracceschi gave our small group an outstanding introduction to Venice on the afternoon of April 17. Fresh off the plane, we needed a native to take us through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Connecticut, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Patrizia Bracceschi gave our small group an outstanding introduction to Venice on the afternoon of April 17. Fresh off the plane, we needed a native to take us through the must-see sights around San Marco. Patrizia, who was born and raised in Venice and speaks excellent English, provided access and insights that brought the city's singular history and cultural traditions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Thank you Antonella for a most interesting private tour of Venice! From the very start of my correspondence with Antonella, via email, she was able to work out a time & meeting for our tour that met our very tight travel schedule. She kindly met us at our Hotel Carnivale ( a bit off the beaten path), for a 2:30... More 

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Temse, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We booked a 3 hour Tour through Venice. Thanks to a very enthousiastic and knowledgable guide we had a wonderfull moment in Venice. Our guide Patrizia showed us a part of the city that we never had experienced before. The boat Tour after a two hour walk was perfect. Next time ...'

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time walking around the older local part of Venice and Federica had some interesting facts about the local way of life and visited the Gondola boat making yard. Would highly recommend them. Angie Devonish

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long island, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Booked a 3 hour walking tour with Discovering Venice. It was a private tour that included four of us and Antonella who was our tour guide and what a wonderful guide she was! From my first contact with her through email, she coordinated a fabulous tour that allowed us to see and learn things about Venice that we never would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We spent the morning with Antonella and had a wonderful tour of Venice. Antonella was an excellent guide, very friendly and easy to get along with. Antonella was extremely knowledgable about Venice and really brought it to life for us. We did the boat tour, followed by a walking tour and finished in a lovely Italian restaurant recommended by Antonella... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Frederica was delightful and gave us such an excellent tour on our first morning in Venice; giving us lots of details and suggestions and such a good start to a special birthday for my son.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had two tours with Antonella as our guide. The first was the tour of St Marks and the Doge's palace and a boat tour by water taxi. Antonella started by giving us information on the establishment of Venice - it really helped us understand how the geography of the place worked. She had so much information on Venice past... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Antonella was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. We would highly recommend her private tour - and would definitely book another tour with her when we go back to Venice in the future. My mother and I had not visited Venice before and on our first day we booked a walking tour (with a boat trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Frederica was an amazing tour guide! Very pleasant and explained things in such a way that my daughter who has no interest in history or culture was mesmerized. She was also very flexible to meet our families needs. Best tour guide we had!

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.