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Friend in Venice Private Tours

Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
0039 338 9196695
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Ranked #3 of 96 activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to... more » Owner description: Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to find myself, tot o learn how to live. And from you, and all of those I met during my journeys I learned something.This is the reason why I love my job. For me it represents an opportunity to meet men and women from different places and with different cultures. « less
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Can thoroughly recommend booking a tour with nadia. We're a family with a 14 and 10 year old, and we booked a 2 hour walking tour with a 1 hour private taxi. Her brief history of Venice was thoroughly engaging and she took us to private, off the tourist route places that we would never have discovered ourselves. The private... More

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

If you want "off the beaten path" and interested about the authentic Venice behind the glitz of the tourist trap shops, Nadia is your signora. She guided my wife and I thru the untraveled venues by land and private water taxi. There is no other way to experience the life blood of these great people of Italy. Nadia customized the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our experience with Friends in Venice. They were very responsive via email and I told them what we were interested in and they let me know which tour worked best. Vilma was very knowledgable on the tour, we did the Pleasures in Venice tour as we are interested in architecture, local life, culture, history, etc. It included... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nadia is an excellent guide. She specializes in bespoke tours of Venice and specifically "secret" Venice. She showed us how to navigate the city on the insider trail and avoiding the touristic route. She has relationships with the major historic hotels and palaces so she took us inside to see the old architecture. We also went to the Jewish Ghetto... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We just returned from our honeymoon in Italy. We had tour guides in Rome, Florence and Venice, and Nadia was the best. She has a true passion for her city and her work and it comes through in her tours. We learned so much and saw so much in a short visit to this glorious city. We highly recommend Nadia!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a fun and informative tour visiting places you will never find on your own then please book this tour! Linda a fantastic guide and we were sorry when the tour came to a end. She not only explained the history of venice she took us there! Our tour was diverse from a insight into a... More

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had contacted Nadia about a Venice tour and was very excited to spend time with her based on previous reviews. When she told me that Linda would be taking us on our tour, I was a little disappointed. It was just that I was expecting Nadia. I had absolutely nothing to be worried about. Linda was funny when we... More

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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Just finished the tour today. This is NOT a sightseeing tour, but something more. It gives you the true flavor of Venice, from the point of view of a local, not a tourist. Nadia is warm and accommodating. The name of her business says it all. By the end of the day you will believe it. She is very good... More

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Oakland, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What drew me to this tour was the name itself: Friend In Venice. I met Nadia in the late afternoon to embark on what she called the "La Dolce Vita Tour". It was amazing!! We spent most of the afternoon walking around Venice, where she took me to places where the locals liked to hang out. There was great food... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We spent a whole day with Nadia learning about Venice and seeing some unique non-tourist sites. She answered all of our questions, even ones we didn't know to ask. She took special care of my mother and made her feel special for the day. I appreciated that because this trip was my mother's dream. I don't think you can find... More

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