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DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours with a Private Guide

Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 82 activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and their partner Federica. We are expert fully Licensed Tourist Guides in Venice since 2000. We offer... more » Owner description: DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and their partner Federica. We are expert fully Licensed Tourist Guides in Venice since 2000. We offer a wide range of city walking tours and boat tours by private water taxi (Gran Canal and 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, its churches and museums. « less
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Hustontown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Visit Italy was one of my dreams, Me and my wife and 4 couple of friends decide to organize a private trip to Italy,we decide to look for a guide a private one who may guide us in a private way.. we already contacted him and we agreed. . By 11 of March we arrived in Mrco Polo airport, guide... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Antonella Fantoni is a very knowledgeable, competent, considerate, flexible and charming qualified guide who lives in Venice. She has a degree in the history of art and there seems to be nothing she cannot tell you about the history of Venice, its works of art and its sculpture. Antonella tailors her commentary to your interests perfectly, either in detail or... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned and as a party of six friends we wanted to book a walking tour of Venice for a few hours. We heard about Patrizia and her team through trip advisor and booked prior to leaving the U. K via email arranging to meet Patrizia at our hotel. We learnt so much in a few hours. Jewish... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Federica did a fantastic job giving us a glimpse of the history and grandeur of Venice. She gave us great information and perspective, food recommendations, and great advice on where to get a drink with the best view of the Grand Canal. She was amazing!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We are 2 couples just back from a 3 night trip to Venice. We wanted a walk in Cannaregio including the Jewish quarter & another just "food & drink" based! Federica met us at our hotel on the first morning: we were immediately relaxed & comfortable as she gave us an initial brief background to the city. Off we walked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a two hour private tour of the basilica and Doge's Palace with Antonella. She was very personable and knowledgeable, we wanted to learn about the big landmarks without having our heads stuck in a book and without 25 other people crowded round us. I'd recommend a private guide as a good way to do this, and we liked... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Federica was outstanding as a guide! We only booked her for a two-hour walking tour and we learned so much, avoided crowds, and received an excellent restaurant recommendation. She is warm, friendly and a lot of fun as well! Thank you!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It was 20 some years ago when we first visited Venice, the difference between now and then was Antonella. She's very knowlegable about Venice, history from her wasn't boring, the tour went for 3 hours, besides the usual landmark, the back streets of Venice was the best of it. We were able to feel and see the Venetian life. I... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from our 25th anniversary trip to Venice. Antonella, our tour guide, was most professional and truly knowledgeable. We hired her to take us on a private boat tour of the islands of Venice - great way to get a first-hand look of Venice! The next day we had a private tour of St. Mark's... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We only had a one day to tour of Venice from our cruise ship Silversea Wind. Antonella, our tour guide, graciously showed us outstanding highlights of Venice through a walking tour of St. Marks Square and the islands of Venice, which ended in a private boat tour of all of Venice. It was such a beautiful day and we thoroughly... More

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