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Address: Castello, 2512, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 528 2815
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Description: I am a qualified tour guide offering private guided tours in Venice on...
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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Exceeded our expectations!

Fiona brought Venice alive for us! She was knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Venice. I would highly recommend taking a tour with her!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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New York City, New York
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fiona brought Venice alive for us! She was knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Venice. I would highly recommend taking a tour with her!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fiona made our trip to Venice perfect. Such a lovely lady and so knowledgeable and fun to be with. The boat trip was well worth doing as well as Fiona could explain more of the history and homes.

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UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you don't have lots of time to explore Venice, it is definitely worth getting a guided tour. Fiona couldn't have been better. Travelling with different age children can be tricky but we all thoroughly enjoyed both tours we booked. She was knowledgeable and passionate about her beautiful city. Highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were very pleased with their services. Our guide was charming, helpful and knowledgeable. He made our visit to Venice a delight - easy, comfortable, smooth, full of fascinating information. Their service was very convenient and very reasonably priced.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fiona was a wonderful guide, very informative and knowledgeable about Venice and its beautiful sights. She was engaging, friendly and made the tour extremely fun and interesting for us. This was not an easy feat since I had my parents along and being elderly Chinese, they didn't understand the European culture and history as well and weren't particularly enamored of... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We did a 2 hour walking tour and a 1 hour boat tour with Fiona on our recent trip to Venice. She is so sweet and very informative. We loved every minute of our time with her. My husband and I visited Venice for 5 days and decided to do the tours with Fiona on the first day. We were... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fiona did a great job. My wife and teenage children all enjoyed the tour tremendously. We will definitely use her again. She was very knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging. We did many tours in Italy, and this was one of the best.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, I decided to contact Fiona Giusto for a 2 hour private tour of places in Venice which my mother and I wanted to visit. Fiona is genuinely friendly, caring and passionate about her subject. We learned so much during our time with Fiona, it's history, politics and society in just a couple of hours! This is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We travelled to Venice last May - a family of 2 adults and our 12 y.o. daughter.I need to say that before we met with Fiona we've already explored the major sights of interest so we were hoping she would tell us something more about less popular routes. And she did! On the spot Fiona found out what we've seen... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fiona is a wonderful guide. She brings the history of Venice alive alive is flat out brilliant at explaining the art you will see. You could sit with Fiona for an hour in front of a single painting*, and you would stay enthralled. ... *though I don't believe she does this. And her tours are great for people with varying... More 

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
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.