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DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours

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Address: Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy
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DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and Federica. We are...

DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and Federica. We are Registered Tourist Guides since 2000. We offer a wide range of private tours. We also offer semi-private tours: a perfect way to share costs with other travellers like you. The private tours we organize can be either on foot or by private boat (Gran Canal, small canals, islands of the lagoon - Murano, Burano, Torcello). We are keen to organize customized exclusive tours to make you discover the "hidden Venice" and its back-streets, as well as the monumental classic Venice.

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We booked this tour on the strength of some good reviews. We had our kids (10,13 & 15) with us. Whilst the tour took in the church and the square as well as a walk through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this tour on the strength of some good reviews. We had our kids (10,13 & 15) with us. Whilst the tour took in the church and the square as well as a walk through the streets what was really special was our guides knowledge (as a Venetian herself) of the historic politics and context of Venice which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Federica was a simply wonderful guide. We have 3 children and she was fantastic with them in keeping their interest and engaging with them (in extremely hot conditions as well - there was not a murmur of complaint from them as they were so interested in what she was telling them). We did 2 fantastic tours; one more traditional of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently returned from a two week cruise that finished in Venice. I was impressed with the reviews I saw for Frederica on trip advisor so booked her months ahead of time to insure our day was well spent and she exceeded every expectation. She is knowledgable, passionate and is just a lovely person. She speaks five languages fluently and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose a walking tour of the Dorsoduro on the afternoon of our arrival in Venice. Antonella met us at our hotel. She is a fantastic guide: very informative and chatty and her English is incredible. Would highly recommend a tour for an insight into the real Venice

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Frederica was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour on our first afternoon in Venice. We started with a boat tour, which was a great way to get an overview. We then toured St. Mark's and the Doges, and then did a walking tour of one of the quiet districts. She was an excellent guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family (with two teens) spent 3 weeks touring Italy in June and it is always nice to find a tour guide that can relate to teens (as they are not always relatable!) and guide a tour that keeps everyone engaged. We found such a tour with Antonella and Discovering Venice Tours and appreciated her flexibility and styling the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the good fortune of having Federica introduce us to Venice with a 4 hour walking & boat tour. I highly recommend using Federica to learn about Venetian georaphy,history,architectural,etc..especially if you have only a few days to spend in this magnificent city. Federica is extremely knowledgeable and was very good with explaining and answering our questions,but what really makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Venice with my wife and mother-in-law. My wife and I had visited the city before but it was my mother-in-law’s first trip. Unfortunately, we only had one day to see the major sights. Although elderly my mother-in-law is reasonably fit and mobile but we didn’t want to subject her to a really strenuous tour which may have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four (two adults, two children) had only a short time in Venice, and our private tour with Antonella was absolutely the BEST way to get a great sense of this amazing place! Antonella shared great historical and modern stories, and kept our daughters (ages 12 and 16) interested. Having a private one-hour boat ride after our two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Partrizia our guide was terrific. She is from Venice and gave us a wonderful tour of the grand canal on our way to murano and burano. She is so knowledgeable and so friendly. It was so interesting learning about the way of life in Venice. Onto to the glass factory tour in murano. Truly amazing artistry at work. Burano was... More 

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.