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Everyday I leave my house I feel really excited and fortunate to live in such a magic place like Venice and to have the opportunity to share my enthusiasm and love for this city with people who visit it! My name is Simona and each time I start a...more
Simona did an excellent job of preparing for the tour, was patient and unrushed in answering questions and pointing out interesting sights, knew the history very well and even reserved a surprise venue for our group.
As I have already mentioned in the other review, this was the best thing about Venice. She was interactive and funny. I saw Venice with a different perspective after the tour and that's a great thing. I strongly recommend a day tour with her. She...More
We were a party of 4. Had a full day with Simona showing us the highlights of Venice. Very informative and spoke great english. You couldn't have a better guide !! Simona made our trip in Venice very special and recommend her if you are...More
We booked this 3 hour walking tour with Simona, who took us behind the scenes of Venice. It was a fascinating and educational tour of Venice as it was hundreds of years ago to present. We had coffee at a charming coffee shop and she...More
We aren't opposed to the major destinations in Venice like Rialto and Piazza San Marcos, but we wanted something different. Simoma met our group of 10 near Campo dei Miracoli at 4:00 in the afternoon, and led a three hour tour of Venice neighborhoods showcasing...More
We recently had a tour with Simona in Venice on 7/30/2016. It was an awesome tour and we had 13 in our group. Before the tour, she gave us a brief history of Venice and some interesting facts. She is very knowledgeable about the city....More
We had wanted a private tour of Venice. Some friends had used Simona and loved her.
Our family of five (two adults and children ages 17, 15 and 12) took a half day tour with Simona. She was fantastic. We had communicated with her in...More
Our group of 9 did a walking tour with Simona and everyone loved it. She took us off the beaten track away from the touristy areas of Venice and to places we would never have found ourselves. She was funny, engaging and knowledgeable. Highly recommended....More
We had the pleasure of taking the Venice free walking tour with Simona and it was like spending the day with a very knowledgeable friend. Simona's infectious enthusiasm, detailed understanding of Venice, past and present, coupled with great stories and info trivia made for a...More
Definitely one of the best tours I have done. She shared a greay deal of highly interesting knowledge. She also provides useful information about what to do in Venice and delivers a very entertaining tour. Highly recommend doing the walking tour with Simona
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.