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Discovering Venice

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Walking tours, Private tours, Sightseeing Tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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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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An amazing private tour of Venice

My fiancée and I booked a 3h tour of Venice (Doge's palace, Basilica, San Marco) plus a 1h boat tour with Frederica, and did not regret it! Frederica's intelligent and fascinating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My fiancée and I booked a 3h tour of Venice (Doge's palace, Basilica, San Marco) plus a 1h boat tour with Frederica, and did not regret it! Frederica's intelligent and fascinating commentary complemented the beauty of the sights, the buildings, the people. The tour was very well timed, with no queues, no feeling of being rushed. While we focussed on... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My daughters and I truly discovered Venice with Federica! Her spoken English was excellent! A true Venetian and her knowledge of art history value-added to the awesome day. We got to see and enjoy the beauty of Venice's treasures preserved through the centuries and also glimpsed how life was in Venice then - and today - amazing! Federica was knowledgeable,... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Our guide Federica met us (family party of four, 2 adults, 2 teens) at our hotel and explained the 'lay of the land' of Venice and surrounding islands...she then presented a few options of how we could do the route, to ensure we got what WE really wanted out of the experience. She had excellent communication skills and was willing... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

fantastic tour in every way . thank you so much loved every minute can definatley recommend this company and the fact its a personal tour makes it all the more special . i have a mind full of information know brilliant

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I arranged a 2 hour walking tour of Venice as my (12 year old) daughter and I were doing a day trip from Florence. My daughter wanted to see Venice. Antonella arranged to meet us at the train station and gave us a very warm welcome. She took us on a wonderful tour explaining the history and even bringing a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I arranged a private walking tour with a fantastic guide. Federica Fresch has a degree in art history, spoke perfect English and is a true Venetian. We learned so much in the three hours of our tour and couldn't have picked a better way to ring in the New Year! Thank you Federica for introducing us to... More 

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norfolk, virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I shared an apartment in Venice for a week during the Thanksgiving holidays with my wife's parents. My mother-in-law is a Department of Defense contractor working and living near Aviano Air Station, an hour north of Venice. She had been to Venice many times before our arrival and had already seen a lot of the city. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My gf and i had a great half day session walking through Venice with Antonella. She was engaging and knowledgeable about the history of the city and its cultural significance. I'd highly recommend her as a guide.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We did 2 days of touring Venice with Antonella. Our first day was a 2 hour walk in Dorsoduro. In the run-up to trip, Antonella advised that with children, a 2-3 hour walk is the most we should do a day in winter. She was right. We spent 2 hours understanding and appreciating the Dorsoduro area with her, learning how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My family and I had an incredible private guided tour of Venice with Patrizia Bracceschi from DiscoveringVenice. A walk through the city with a passionate guide so full of knowledge is the best way to learn its history and uncover its secrets. Patrizia made it easy for us and our 9 yr-old son. I strongly recommend starting a visit to... More 

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