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“Fun and fascinating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vintage Venice Reel to Real Tours

Vintage Venice Reel to Real Tours
1601 Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90291
424-999-8687
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Owner description: Los Angeles Magazine's "Best Walking Tour of 2012" invites you to experience the only tour using 102 years of movie clips on an iPad. Spend the day with Charlie Chaplin, Jim Morrison and other past Venetians as you watch long-gone canals, roller coasters, piers and movie stars return to life before your eyes. In addition to famous attractions like the Skate Park, Muscle Beach and Canals, you’ll be led by a 17-year Venetian into parts of Venice only the locals go and discover what even they don't know.
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“Fun and fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This walking tour is an impeccably researched history lesson about Venice from its extravagant beginnings as a fashionable seaside resort mimicking the original Venice, through its poorer period to the vibrant yet gritty place it is today. The clever twist is that the tour guide has an excellent collection of old photographs and film clips which he brings out and shows (on his IPad) at the appropriate moments along the tour, allowing you to compare past and present. The presentation is both intelligent and entertaining, with many fascinating anecdotes. I've lived in the area for years, but almost everything I heard was new to me. I highly recommend this tour to locals and visitors, with the proviso that it might not appeal to children.

Visited April 2012
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