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DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours

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Address: Sestiere Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy

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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Best of Venice tour

We had a great time with Frederica and "The Best of Venice" tour. I have never been on any other tours before, so as a "tour newbie" I was a little apprehensive about what to... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2014
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Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a great time with Frederica and "The Best of Venice" tour. I have never been on any other tours before, so as a "tour newbie" I was a little apprehensive about what to expect. Frederica and the DiscoveringVenice folks where enjoyable and easy to communicate with, clearly explaining where to meet. Frederica was a great tour guide, keeping... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our guide Patrizia was great in taking our family through the Doges Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. She has lived in Venice her entire life and was very knowledgeable on the history as well as able to answer questions about the construction of the buildings in the canals. We also did a boat tour of the Grand Canal where she... More 

Thank Kathy W
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a lovely tour with Antonella. It was not only interesting listening to Antonella but she was able to answer all inpromtu questions in a knowledgeable and friendly way. We went to parts of Venice we otherwise wouldn't have gone to. We wished it had gone on for longer. We would highly recommend this tour.

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our family of four (parents and 2 girls 11 and 9) took a tour with Federica during our recent visit to Venice in early July 2014. A few months before our departure to Europe, I found Discovering Venice via tripadvisor and emailed to inquire about the tour. Federica replied promptly and after a few email exchanges, I booked a private... More 

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Veracruz, Mexico
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

I "discovered" Patrizia Bracceschi from "Discovering Venice" through a search in Tripadvisor. She was very quick to get back to me and provided useful information prior to our arrival at the train station. She picked us up and took us to our hotel for check in. Our party of four (two adults and two teens) took the three hour tour... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

Frederica was our private tour guide in Venice for our small group of 4 last year and it has taken me this long to write a review, but clearly she was excellent as I am finally taking the time now to do so. She met us promptly at St. Mark's Square and helped us dodge all the lines to the... More 

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Brough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

We started our stay in Venice with a private half day tour by Antonella which was the perfect introduction to the city. our tour gave us the perfect template to explore the maze of streets and squares of the city and understand the rich history of Venice. Whilst the city is wonderful just to stroll around, you can be a... More 

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our family of four (inclusive of our two teenaged daughters) were fortunate enough to receive a private tour from Federica. Our tour included The Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, and a canal tour including the Grand Canal. Federica's English was impeccable and her ability to provide facts and point out items of key interest to adults and young adults alike... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We got the classical Venice tour with interiors. 2.5 hours long very informative. We skipped all the lines as well. We went to st mark's basilica and Doge's palace. Our tour guide picked us up in our hotel in San Marco. Would recommend this tour for those who can do the grand canal, etc on their own. Short and informative... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

We met Patricia in the main square, we had booked for a semi private City Tour. Patrica was brilliant, she made the the tour very very interesting and amusing, she engaged with us all and could not be more helpful and friendly, so much so that we booked a private tour to visit the Dodges Palace with her for the... More 

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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.
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