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Food and Ghost Tour by Monica Cesarato

Oriago di Mira, Italy
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About Food and Ghost Tour by Monica Cesarato
Would you like to discover a different part of Venice?Do you like to try new food?So this is the tour in Italy for you.You can eat your way through some traditional and delicious cicchetti (Venetian Style tapas) and taste some nice Prosecco wine or try a Spritz and at the same time you will discover some fantastic and incredible tales about the Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia.During the tour we will stop in two or three of the best Osterie in Venice (according to time), where we will sit down and try their delicious food and their special wines. And while you are tasting the typical Venetian food cicchetti, I will entertain you by telling you some ghost and horror stories about the people who used to live in Venice.
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lidias123 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions7 helpful votes
Myself and my husband did this tour in January and it was the highlight of our trip. Monica was a brilliant host, whose detailed and intimate knowledge of her city combined made this one of the highlights of our trip, we would highly recommend this insightful tour to anyone
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Roz wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We arrived, dropped our bags and met Monica for our first evening in Venice. It was a fabulous adventure to learn and be introduced to local food and wine from this region. We appreciated her immense knowledge and story telling of the city she loves. The booking process and
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Frances H wrote a review Oct 2019
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Monica's tour of Venice for cichetti felt remarkable to my sister and me. We only had a short time in the city, but Monica helped us take full advantage of feeling like a Venetian by bringing us to small, friendly places where she seamlessly described the food, the choices of
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Date of experience: September 2019
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tan_yk89 wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore39 contributions28 helpful votes
Wanted to book Monica for a cichetti tour. On 20 Sep, she wrote asking for deposit payment via PayPal. As credit card fees are exorbitant, I was hoping to send her a bank transfer but no she didn't accept, so OK fine. Yes, it is my fault I forgot about the payment until 3 days
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from cookinvenice69, Owner at Food and Ghost Tour by Monica Cesarato
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Thank you for, as you called it on your email to me, your "lovely review", but for the people who reads us let's get all the story straight. On 20th September you booked your tour for 16th October ( so for 3 weeks times) through my online calendar on my website where it clearly states I take a deposit via Paypal - nowhere on the site it says I take bank transfers - so you knew before you booked you had to pay via Paypal. I immediately replied that to carry on with the booking you had to pay a deposit of Euro 40,00 via Paypal. Again nowhere on my email I ever mentioned I take bank transfers or that I take full payments. You replied you want to pay in full and via bank transfer. I immediately replied explaining why I do not take bank transfer and why I do not take full payment: that way it is faster, easier and does not cost anything to anybody if I have to make a refund - since Paypal refunds in full, deleting the transaction. Like it never happened! You never replied to this email - all you had to do was to aknowledge the receipt of the email and tell me you were going to pay the deposit after the weekend. Should have taken about 1 minute to do so. A thing that most people do, so I can hold the place for them. Usually when people do not answer, it means they do not want to proceed. Today, three days later, you sent the deposit, without even replying to my email to check if the tour was still available. Now, if you called a restaurant to book a table and they ask you to secure it with a card and you tell them you get back to them and then you do so after 3 days, do you think the restaurant will have held the table for you? Or call you to check if you are still interested? If you go and try to book a flight but you do not have a card at the moment, does the airlines hold the place for you? Or send you a reminder? I do not think so. So I do not understand why you expected me to write to you since I never received any aknowledgement of your receipt of my email. And I find it a bit funny that on your email to me you say, and I quote you, "I am not sitting around with nothing to do but immediately act on my emails. People can get caught up in many things. "...but you had plenty of time to write this long review. Anyhow, I am sorry for the misunderstaning, I refunded you as I said I would, the moment I got back to the pc. And Paypal deletes the transaction refunding in full. And so will your card.
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Jim V wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the highlights of our recent trip to Venice was our tour with Monica. Not only did Monica make us feel welcome in her city, but she introduced us to delicious cicchetti which was perfectly paired with wine. My family truly enjoyed her stories and history of the Jewish
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Date of experience: July 2019
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