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“Only Way To Visit Venice”

DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This was our first trip to Venice and we decided on a private tour. We were fortunate to have booked Antonella Fantoni of "Discovering Venice" after reading reviews in Trip Advisor. Antonella met us at the water's edge at St. Mark's Square We learned the history of the piazza and had an insider's tour of St. Mark's Basilica. From there we spent a few hours touring the quaint back streets of Venice, including a short ride on a Traghetto (passenger gondola/ferry) crossing the canal. We parted company with Antonella at the Rialto Bridge where we stayed and had lunch.

I highly recommend you take a private tour with Discovering Venice on your visit to Venice.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We are new to travel and were quite relieved to have the guidance of Antonella Fantoni for our first trip to Venice. From our first email to our final meeting in Hotel Concordia's Lobby, Antonella was prompt and insightful in the planning of our tour. After we picked what we wanted to do, she planned a journey that encompassed our requests and added sights, sounds, and experiences we never would have fathomed on our own. We were guided with wisdom, humor, and patience with our silliness for we can be silly! Antonella gave us all we wanted and gave suggestions on what to do on our own. She was willing to go thru Musuems, but being respectful of our time/money, she would recommend what we could return to on own. After a three hour tour, which we shortened due to jet lag, we felt so at home in Venice as to wander aimlessly and discover as only true traveler can. We fell in love with Venice thanks to Antonella and DiscoveringVenice!

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Had a lovely 3 hours with Antonella. She met us at our Hotel and was early. Our main interest had been the Doges Palace and we extended this to include St Mark's and a walking tour which took in Dorsoduro before heading ff to St Mark's Square. The walking tour was great and we learnt a lot of interesting facts which enhanced our enjoyment of Venice. Antonella was a very accomplished guide and provided information in an interesting way.

Would be happy to use Antonella again.

Thank MikeLeicester
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We found Discovering Venice here on Trip Advisor. Frederica responded to our inquiry in a timely fashion and began building the tour from the outset, asking questions about our visit, timing, our interestes etc...She met us promptly at the arranged time at our hotel, the Palazzo Sant'Angelo. Though we hadn't planned to do the tour our very first day (an hour after our arrival), it ended up being a very good thing. We started off with a walking tour of the biggest and most popular sites, moving to the smaller, but still interesting ones. Frederica was a wealth of knowledge and made the city come alive in filling in the colour to the broadstrokes of the archtecture and geography.Our tour ended with a water tour of the city, which provided a different perspective. Near the end, she provided us with information (getting a vaporetto pass as is cheaper and allows for travel everywhere, getting our tickets for the Doge's Palace at the museo fur shorter lines. etc), that changed our decision making about touring, resulting in a fantastic visit!

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We found Antonella via Trip Advisor and emailed her about providing a walking tour of Venice. She met us at our hotel, Ca Sagredo (which is also fabulous) and took us on a guided tour of the "back roads" of Venice. As a licensed tour operator, she was able to have us avoid the lines at St. Marks and Doges Palace and took us on incredible tours of both. Antonella gave us unique insights into the history of Venice, the Doges, St. Marks and the other churches. And her restaurant recommendations (Alla Madonna in particular) were perfect. You can't go wrong with this tour with Antonella!

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