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Address: Castello, 2512, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 528 2815
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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I am a qualified tour guide offering private guided tours in Venice on foot...

I am a qualified tour guide offering private guided tours in Venice on foot and by boat and in the lagoon (Murano, Burano and Torcello) in English, German and Italian.

I would love to show you the classical sites such as San Marco, the Doge's palace, the Rialto bridge and market, but also less known areas (churches, museums, gardens).

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Fiona was Fantastic!

After a lot of research, I chose Fiona as our tour guide through Venice. It was a fantastic decision. She was a joy to be around and gave us a wonderful tour of the city. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a lot of research, I chose Fiona as our tour guide through Venice. It was a fantastic decision. She was a joy to be around and gave us a wonderful tour of the city. She showed us the top sights as well as amazing places off the beaten path. She was extremely informative and fun to spend time with.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived from Los Angeles and dropped our bags off at the hotel and headed straight to St. Mark's Square to meet Fiona. We were exhausted and jet lagged but I wS determined that we get into action as soon as we arrive. Easier said than done with a 10 year old child in the searing humid heat of Venice... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I recently went to Venice for New Years, 2016. With 4 days to explore the city we chose to find a guide to help us navigate and learn the city a bit more thoroughly than the basic tourist attractions. We went with Fiona Giusto with Venice Guided Tours. We hired her for a 2-hour tour on our... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My family of 4 spent the day with Fiona touring Venice. She met us at our hotel and took us on Classical tour of Venice. We chose Fiona based on all the good things said about her on TripAdvisor. She knows her stuff inside and out. We communicated quite a bit via email prior to our arriving in Venice. She... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

As we were only going to be in Venice for 2 days we wanted a comprehensive tour and were lucky enough to be with Fiona Giusto! After reading other reviews I contacted her, and she got right back to me, communicating via e-mail right up to our tour! We did a 1 hour boat tour with her and it was... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Fiona knows her stuff! She shared lots of knowledge - which really helped us to understand Venetian history much better. With her insider knowledge, she helped us cover so much ground in a short period of time. She's an excellent guide, but she felt a bit more rehearsed than I expected. I think that for a larger private tour, she'd... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I met Fiona Giusto during our visit to Venice in May 2014. We wanted a private tour of Venice as this was our first time visiting the city. Fiona was recommended to us and she was amazing! She loves Venice and her passion for the city and all it is has to offer shows in the tours... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Fiona was a terrific guide. Such a nice lady, so knowledgeable and fun to be with. The boat trip was well worth doing as well, as Fiona could explain more of the canals and history. Even though she must have toured these places many many times, you could still see the interest she had in making our visit informative and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We were visiting Venice to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. We found Fiona through recommendations on trip advisor and with her comprehensive emails worked out what sort of tour we preferred. We had decided on 2 hour walking tour followed by a 1 hour private boat ride and this proved to be an excellent choice to give us a foundation... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Fiona was amazing! We arranged our tour through email and she always answered our many questions quickly. It is clear that she loves what she does and is very knowledgeable. She will customize your tour for you. We did a 2 hour walking tour and then a 1 hour boat tour. I wish I had booked even more time with... More 

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Staying in Castello

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.