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Address: Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 338 9196695
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Description: Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian...
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.
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3 days in Venice

Nadia is amazing. We are two couples traveling together. Very energetic and normally do not like organized tours or standing for hours looking at churches. Nadia took us off the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nadia is amazing. We are two couples traveling together. Very energetic and normally do not like organized tours or standing for hours looking at churches. Nadia took us off the beaten path to show us some beautiful non tourist areas, cute shops etc. she was animated, full of enthusiasm for Venice and its people. She kept us interested all the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nadia! Oh, Nadia! No, you will not see Doge's Palace or St. Mark's. What you will see is the inside view of Venice by a woman who is quite passionate about the city. Take the time to talk to her about yourself and your interests and she will cater the tour for you. No cookie cutter tours here, My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our tour was arranged through our hotel, and we could not have been happier with their suggestion. Our tour guide Giorgia was truly a Friend in Venice. She took us to see "secret" places in the area around our hotel, explaining the history of what we were seeing. Honestly, Venice can be overwhelming for an American, as we are not... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've just finished a fantastic tour with my guide. Catering to my personal wishes for content, allowing for my tardiness and still be a sunshine and a well of information about the city with tidbits of arcane knowledge that was just down my alley is just fantastic (excuse the long sentence). Be adviced: these guides will take the best care... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

On very short notice we booked a tour with this company. Our guide was Giorgia. She met my wife, I and our 2 daughters at the train station. It was a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable walking tour. She was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and was most helpful. She has a number of different itineraries and allowed us to... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

we were lucky to get Nadia for this tour and both Mom and I (58 and 77) loved the brief history talk over coffee. If you do not learn about being Venetian, then you are missing the history of the city. We did not do touristy thing, but walked and toured fabulous houses, had a glass of prosecco, went to... More 

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Weiterstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our tour started with a small history account of Venice, told in such a captivating way that even our 9-year old son was immediately fascinated. It was extremely busy due to Carnival that weekend in Venice but Nadia knew just which streets to take to escape the crowds and see things off the beaten path. With her help we were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nadia showed us how a native of Venice lives -- we were able to walk off the beaten path with her without getting lost. We learned about every day life as well as the history of Venice. Her explanations were clear and informative. And most importantly, she was a lot of fun! Highly recommend a tour with this amazing woman.

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wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We booked this tour for 5 adults - one being my Dad at 76 years. We were contacted by Vilma and she was efficient and obliging when organising the time. We booked a 2 hour walking and 1 hour boat trip with her. Her knowledge of Venice was a great asset to us. she really showed us a view of... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Giorgia met us at our hotel about 10 minutes early and she instantly focused upon us and how she could best show us her city. She speaks 4 languages, perfect English, has graduate degrees and is a bundle of energy and knowledge. Since it was our last of 4 days, we wanted to focus more upon the 'real Venice' and... More 

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