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“Rome at its best”

Avventure Bellissime
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$76.26*
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Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour
Ranked #26 of 165 Tours in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Avventure Bellissime (Tours-Italy) is an Italy-based, Italian- and English-speaking tour operator offering world-class tours of Italy since 1999. Based in Venice, Tours-Italy offers an exciting selection of superior-quality city tours, day trips, and vacation packages across Italy to fit the needs of every type of travelers. So whether you’re looking for adventure, history, romance, or relaxation holidays - walking tours, private tours, group tours, and more - in Rome, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Milan, Naples, Capri , Cinque Terre (just to name a few). We’re looking forward to helping you create an itinerary for the Italy trip of a lifetime.
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Dallas, Texas
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“Rome at its best”
Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

I think most people would agree with me when I say "A tour guide and/or driver can make or break an experience." Such was the case on our recent trip to Rome. We knew our visit would be time critical as we needed to take a couple of hours off our day due to driving to the port and back. This was not a huge concern to either of us as we had both enjoyed the sites of Rome on previous occasions. This time our focus was to be the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel.

Our experience began with an on time pick up at the dock, where our driver from "AVVENTURE BELLISSIME " was waiting to greet us. With his excellent English , he was able to keep us entertained to such a degree as to make the one hour journey fly by. His driving skills were unquestionably sharp, and his awareness, second to none.

Luca, our tour guide for the day, was waiting for us as we entered Rome. His greeting was warm and confident, and we knew that we were totally in the hands of professionals. Luca became the consummate host as he showed us "HIS" Rome. Fully attentive to our needs, he set a pace that was arguably the best we have ever experienced. His skill set was in "setting the scene," using building blocks to set the way to a clear understanding of the subject under discussion, and his clever use of techknowledgy to round out the discussion was just icing on the cake.

Lunch was off the beaten tourist track at the rear of a small deli, where we felt right at home, sitting and making small talk with the owner as we devoured the food that was waiting for us, along with, of course, a bottle of wine.

Luca was not only informative, but also witty, with many anecdotes to make his point as we walked from attraction to attraction.

As has been mentioned in previous reviews, the day in Rome can be pricey, but if you consider a car for the day, a driver with superior driving skills, and a guide who is second to none, then I think you will find it is worth every euro it takes.

Would we use the services of AVVENTURE BELLISSIME, and Luca in particular, again? Without a shadow of a doubt.

Thanks Luca!!

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monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear client, thank you for your very detailed and positive feedback. It is our top priority to provide best quality on our tours so all our drivers and guides are professionals fully attentive to customer's needs. It is a pleasure for us to read how much you enjoyed your tour and we will certainyl forward your review to our guide Luca and to our driver in Rome. We thank you for your appreciation of our services and we remain at your disposal for any future requests. Kindest regards, Avventure Bellissime
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“Private Photography Tour in Venice with Eva!”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

My daugher, myself and two of my grandsons book this private photography tour and it was awesome!! Eva our tour guide who is an absolute amazing photographer in her own right met us and took us on a two and a half hour tour to all of her "Special" places in Venice! Since she is a resident of Venice she is well familiar with all the places that tourist never see and she showed us ALL how to best use our cameras to capture the beauty of Venice! Now hear me None of us have Expensive cameras! - just your point and shoot models - but boy what we learned that day will stay with us always! She helped EACH of us learn about what our cameras are capable of shooting and how to best focus on the picture we wanted! We all learned so much and are forever grateful to Eva!! She also told us a lot of the History of Venice that we loved to learn about!! Truly an amazing day and one none of us will every forget and WE HAVE THE PICTURES TO ALWAYS REMEMBER !!! Eva, we all think you are the Best and Thank You!!

Visited November 2012
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monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear client, thank you for your positive review about our private photography tour - we are pleased to read you enjoyed your time on the tour and discovered the less known parts of Venice. We will certainly forward all your warm comments to our guide Eva and we remain at your disposal for any future tours in Venice. Kindest regards, Avventure Bellissime
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Italy with Avventura Bellissime”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

My husband and I booked a 21 day tour of Italy with Avventurra Bellissme in October which was fantastic. Everything ran like clockwork - even when I lost one lot of train tickets! The team at AB were so helpful, courteous and knowledgeable, they really made our experience. We started looking at itineraries and places to stay 12 months before we went. Chiara was great! She really helped us decide where to stay and what was possible and what wasn't in the time we had. Met by a delightful guy called Cesare at the airport, we started in Rome (afterall, all roads lead there!) and included tours of ancient Rome and St.Peter's/Vatican. Our small group tour guides were so friendly and knowledgeable and our group loved it. There was no queuing or feeling rushed and they told us interesting anecdotes that you just can't get from book learning.From Rome, we stayed at Sorrento, Florence, Cinque Terra, Venice and Lake Como. All of our drivers transferring us from one place to another were delighful - we connected with them all and the tours we arranged in each city were simply fantastic. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour company - whether you want to organise tour, accommodation or transfers they are awesome! Grazie, grazie, grazie! We'll be in touch to organise our next visit.

Visited October 2012
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monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear Jan, we are very pleased to read that the trip we arranged for you was fantastic. It is very important for us to offer best quality of tours, transfers and hotels and for our clients to have a unique experience here in Italy so we are glad all went well and that all aspects of your stay were awesome. We will certainly forward your comments to everyone involved with your package. Thank you for your recommendation and for your time spent on posting this review. We are looking forward to hearing from you in the future. Kindest regards, Avventure Bellissime
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“Venice walking tour”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We booked the 2 hour walking tour of Venice. It was a great tour with insight to Saint Marco square, the church, the palace, the prison and where Marco Polo once lived. The tour ended at the Rialto Bridge. It started to snow just as the tour started so everyone was quiet cold. I would recommend this tour to all that visit Venice as it gives details on the buildings, why Venice is built the way it is and for all this useful information the tour is a very reasonable cost.

Visited December 2012
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monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear client, we are happy to read you enjoyed our Venice tour. Thank you for choosing Avventure Bellissime!
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New York City, New York
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“Awesome trip! Do not miss it!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

My husband and i did the "Pompeii and Amalfi Coast small group" at the beginning of November and this was an awesome day trip that completely exceeded our high expectations. We were in a group of 6 and the van Mercedes we travelled was clean and confortable. Our driver Max,met us promptly at our hotel. Max was fantastic and provided terrific details on what we were seeing along the way. In the morning,we went to Pompeii. Hector,the guide for the ruins,was funny and informative. After our walking tour at Pompeii, we met Max again and went to travel the coast which was absolutely stunning. We were able to take lots of photo along the panoramic road while Max pointing out beautiful sites. We were impressed by his knowledge about our destinations and his skills at maneuvering the coastal routes. We had lunch at an amazing restaurant and the food was exceptional. In the afternoon we visited Amalfi and had great shopping. We were so lucky,because we picked a beautiful weather. We could see so much in one and had lots of fun from beginning to end. We highly recommend this day trip and this tour company as well.

Visited November 2012
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monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear client, we are happy to read your trip was awesome and we thank you for your recommendation. We appreciate your time spent on posting this review and we will gladly forward your comments to our driver guide Max. Thank you for choosing Avventure Bellissime!
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