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Address: Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 338 9196695
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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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Venice is by far the most friendly and pretty we visited and awesome senary. The food is also likeble by South African visitors.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Adriaan E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Venice is by far the most friendly and pretty we visited and awesome senary. The food is also likeble by South African visitors.

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

(Sorry for the late review!) My husband and I took a tour with Vilma last July 2015. We found out last minute that we would have this opportunity to travel to Italy for my husband's work which did not give us much time to plan. One week from our arrival, I reached out to see if they had any availability... More 

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friendinvenice, Proprietario at Friend in Venice Tours, responded to this review

Dear KelMartin Thank you so much for your kind rewiew. We are very happy that you enjoyed our traditional Taste of Venice - Venetian Culinary wine and Tapas tour.. We always try our best to satisfy our friends requests Food is Culture History and Art so it s really a nice way to be feel it and to taste it.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience with Nadia! Our first day in Venice was so so partly due to poor weather, lack of energy and just that stage of the trip. However, Nadia was able to lift us up!!! Just what we needed and what I was looking for. Nadia took us on a private tour, which walked us through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Dolce Vita Tour its a new tour and it includes 2 hrs walking off the beaten path plus one hr private water taxi and 3 stops in a different place for cichetti/tapas. We were 4 women, 50 years old, in shape and love to walk. This was perfectly balanced with a little bit of history, a little bit of... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Venice for New Years. Our hotel booked a walking tour with Giorgia and she was absolutely delightful. She was cheerful, knowledgeable and very accommodating. I wanted to see the famous "spiral staircase" so she included it in our tour of the less known spots that she took us of Venice. She gave us a little history for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is a hard review to write because I liked Nadia and I think that some travelers will truly enjoy the tour. If you're looking for an overview of the city and a feel for how Venetians live, I think you'll be very happy with the excursion—particularly if you've just arrived in town. However, if you're looking for real history,... More 

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friendinvenice, Proprietario at Friend in Venice Tours, responded to this review

Dear friend Thank you for your review, although it is always sad to see one of our guests walking away dissatisfied …I remembering you saying you had enjoyed the tour when I asked your feedback at the end, so I am truly sorry to read that the tour did not meet your expectations. I wish you had said it to... More 

Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Nadia brought Venice alive for our family. We spent 3 hours with her including a visit by water taxi to see Murano Glass Blowing. She was warm and so well informed about the history and culture of Venice. Our family had a very special visit thanks to our robust and enthusiastic tour. Nadia is a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We found Nadia through trip advisor and Friends of Venice. We had a wonderful two hours where Nadia showed us all the things we had missed right under our noses. The best indicator was that after the tour we had with Nadia, we all wished we had more time left to explore Venice and we want to return. She did... More 

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Gloversville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We hired Nadia through this agency to give our group of 4 a private tour. I would recommend this for anyone who would like some background of the cultural history of Venice. We didn't make any special requests so I was curious as to what she would plan for us. She met us at our hotel and showed us around... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I travel a lot, and I had the fortunate opportunity to have a tour with Nadia. Nadia, whilst being an amazing women unto her own, she has a vast and deep knowledge of Venice. I enjoyed my tour thoroughly and would suggest most strongly that YOU DO THIS TOUR!!! Far from the madding crowd! Unique and precise. I walked away... More 

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