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“Informative and well paced tour of 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 April 26, 2013

Antonella Fantoni was our guide for our tour of Venice - it was well planned and very informative, we would not have understood the background to alot of of historic events that have taken place in Venice if we had not had this peronsal guided tour. Antonella explained the history very and at the right pace for us all. We were able to beat the queues at St. Marks and she organised a private trip for us to travel up the Grand Canal which was again very good and informative. Antonella took us through streets and areas that we would probably have not found or seen if we had walked around on our own - this certainly was a highlight of our weekend to this fantastic place. We would happily recommend anyone to take the Walking Tour with Antonella.

Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Venice was very busy and we found having Antonella as a guide was a lovely mix of the informative and informality. This was our first visit we really enjoyed the pace and information of the tour. We plan to return and will definitely use this firm again.
Anne Lavery

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My large family and I had the good fortune to have Antonella as our tour guide in Venice this past March. I had booked the tour directly through Discovering Venice. Antonella was very knowledgable and entertaining. For our first morning in Venice we spent two hours with Antonella touring the Doges Palace followed by St. Marks. This was the perfect introduction to Venice. Antonella knows her history! She skillfully positioned us so we always had the best view and we were grateful to not have to stand in any lines.
Two days later, Antonella arranged for all 10 of us (age 15 - 75) to tour the Grand Canal by boat. Using a microphone she spoke the entire time about the history and architecture of the buildings that line the Canal. Our final destination was Murano Island. Following a demonstration of glass blowing and a tour of the facilities and shop, we were delivered back to our hotel.
Antonella is very engaging, knowledgable and easy to be with. We were very pleased with both tours.

Thank lewis49
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

One of the highlights of our 4 day visit to Venice was the walking tour with Federica. My daughter wanted to see some churches and to finish at the Rialto Bridge. So Federica took us on a 2 hour tour of churches starting with the Basilica and finishing with the Gloriosa del Frari from where she walked us through the back alleys to the Rialto Bridge via the fish and vegetable markets which we enjoyed looking around. En route she showed us All' Arco where we enjoyed a stand up Venetian lunch. The tour was informative and Federica was very knowledgable and passionate about Venice, the art, the history and culture. Although we also did a lot of sightseeing and walking on our own, we liked the personal touch of the tour. Happy to recommend the Walking tour of Venice with Federica.

Thank A C
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a wonderful experience with Antonella on a morning private guide tour. We had brought our two daughters ages 13 and 15 to Venice and it really is so very helpful to have another person review all the historical information. She was a private guide for us and we walked through the Palazzo Ducale, Bridge of Sighs, St. Marks and touched on Marco Polo's home. She kept the history informative and interesting as well. It was a wonderful experience to have it a little more interactive where you could ask questions. If you have kids or teens, or none at all, we would highly recommend doing a tour with her. This was our second visit to Venice and we learned so much more!

Thank juliew325
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