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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...more
Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
Santa Croce
+39 338 919 6695
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We had never visited Venice and although I have a reasonable understanding of European history, Nadia really opened our eyes to its rich and unique history. From its founding all the way through its evolution to today, the walking tour gave us a terrific first...More

1  Thank brad b
Reviewed May 5, 2018

If you want to walk through the crowded streets of Venice, following a guide with a flag on a stick, seeing only the well-known attractions, and listening to someone recite facts you could get from a Youtube video, this experience is not for you. However...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our three hour tour with Nadia. We left the planning g to her and she took us off the beaten path to discover a wonderful book store, an antique market where we caught a great bargain on murano glass,...More

Thank Harry K
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Nadia is a guide who doesn’t speak great English and is sometimes hard to understand clearly, specially for the children. Although she knows some information, she lacks the ability to fully transmit it in a way that is interesting and that holds attention. We were...More

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friendinvenice, Proprietario at Friend in Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Dear thank you for taking time to post your review. I am pleased you appreciated our time off the beaten path, the little hidden-away gems discovered together and the warmth I strive to convey to all my guests. As your "Friend in Venice", making sure...More

Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Nadia is a wealth of knowledge about her city! Her knowledge, coupled with her warm personality made our tour something we won’t soon forget. Nadia took us to places in the city we would have never found on our own, and she taught us to...More

1  Thank Elseaj
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable way to see the Venice you wouldn’t otherwise get to see. Some very interesting places, learned about history and no crowds. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank KateSt75
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We had been in Venice for 2 days before our tour and had done the predictable tourist circuit. That was fine but our 3 hours with Nadia gave us the opportunity to get off the beaten track and see some hidden treasures of the city....More

2  Thank Vijaya_Green
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We had a great time exploring Venice with Nadia. This tour did not focus on most of the major tourist attractions but rather was more about the city, how it was built, the history, taking us to landmarks that were unmarked……. more from a local’s...More

3  Thank Eric B
Reviewed April 5, 2018

We have taken our two kids (12 and 8) on a quick 2-day city break to Venice and booked two half-day tours with Nadia. She has made it a completely unforgettable experience, letting us explore the real city and its hidden gems without having to...More

1  Thank jsiber
Reviewed April 3, 2018

So i gotta tell ya my first experience in venice will be the best experience i have ever had on a vacation. Mytour guide was Linda and believe me when she explains and takes you around she doesnt miss a beat. She makes the expereince...More

2  Thank hollandtina2
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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district)
when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring
cars and buses close to the center of Venice.
Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking
Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes
with energy from travelers and students. Historic
palaces and former industrial buildings house some
departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
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Linda B
September 13, 2018|
Response from friendinvenice | Property representative |
Hi could you please visit my website friendinvenice and email me directly Regards Nadia
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Hi could you please visit my website friendinvenice and email me directly Regards Nadia
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