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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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Fantastic - a must do while in Venice!

Nadia was recommended to me by a friend who booked a tour with her in August. My family and I were going to Venice in July, so my friend said you can be the guinea pig and see if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nadia was recommended to me by a friend who booked a tour with her in August. My family and I were going to Venice in July, so my friend said you can be the guinea pig and see if it is worthwhile. We had no idea what to expect, but booked the tour, (3 hours or so) 2 hours walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have spent time with dozens of tour guides in cities around the world. Giorgia, our guide to Venice, ranks among the very best. She was knowledgable, enthusiastic and responsive. An unwillingness to deviate from the norm has been a frequent complaint of ours on many tours but Giorgia went out of her way to customize our experience. It was... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

waited at hour and never showed!! Tried to book on line and told it would be 330 euros for 3 hours Seemed a lot but hey it was a once in a lifetime trip Waited one our did not show Tried phoning and always unavailable Tried e mailing no reply not happy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had booked 2 days in Venice so time was short and after reading the excellent reviews on Trip advisor I was sure that Friends in Venice would enable us to make the most of our limited time in this beautiful city. Nadia met us at our hotel and guided us through the quieter areas of the city followed by... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were recently in Venice for just the day (August 7th) and wanted to make the most of our time. Of course, we would see St.Mark's and all the other heavily touristed spots, but we wanted to experience the real Venice. We booked the 3 hour tour (2 hours walking, 1 hour boat) with FIV and this tour was definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a very interesting and informative tour of Venice with Linda. She took us on a private boat tour and pointed out the various prominent buildings with notable architectural features on the Grand Canal. We also visited the Conservatory as well as a former nobleman's private quarters to get a sense of the rich architecture and interior design. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I booked the Pleasure of Venice tour which includes a 1 hour boat ride. Our guide was Giorgia, who was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We passed our first 2 hours very quickly learning the history of Venice while walking down its streets, through the Jewish Ghetto, the fish markets, and Rialto Square. Giorgia did an excellent job... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nadia is so proud of Venice as well she should be... She not only knows all the cool things about the city and area that no tour book can cover, but shares the history of the areas and buildings we visited...and there were some incredible things we saw that we never would have seen without Nadia. We did the water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our family had never been to Venice but various reviews often reflect that although romantic the city is very crowded and constantly bustling, taking away from the experience. With so many people sharing the same sentiment, I was skeptical about what we would encounter. This was the last port of our 12 day cruise and the only port which we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I found a friend in Venice through trip advisor & after sending them a email was immediately contacted back. Linda was very wonderful in answering all of my questions about how to arrive there and what we would be doing. We hopped a train to Venezia & she met us at the train station and we immediately started our tour!... More 

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