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Venice a la carte

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Venice, Italy

Venice a la carte
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Ropata T wrote a review Aug 2015
Motueka, New Zealand107 contributions73 helpful votes
I spent a half day tour with Alvise and enjoyed my time with him. He tailored a tour through the back streets of Venice. It was quiet and peaceful. His knowledge of Venice is encyclopedic and he was generous with his insights into Venetian culture, politics and history. We watched Venetians go about a normal day, before passing through the hordes of tourists in the popular area. Alvise is genteel and passionate about his city. He made reservations at a trattoria that specialises in Venetian food. It was really, really good. It's called Osteria Al Pozzo Roverso. Ask for Andrea - his hospitality is outstanding. Thanks Alvise! I requested a visit to Murano to see a glass factory visit. It felt like a tourist trap, but was not the fault of Alvise, as he did his best to anticipate what I wanted. The watertaxi ride was excellent. Alvise is great. Give him a go.
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Date of experience: August 2015
meb352014 wrote a review Nov 2014
Va. Beach, VA7 contributions7 helpful votes
We had an in-depth tour of St. Marks and the Doges Palace with Alvise and were totally engaged with his presentation. There is no end to his knowledge on every topic. He had answers to our many varied random questions but also expertly kept the tour on point so we would not miss the key facts about Venice--historically and socially. He is extremely polite, courteous, patient, and a great ambassador for this fascinating city. We wished we had planned additional tours with him.
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Date of experience: September 2014
Christina S wrote a review Oct 2014
Fairfax Station, Virginia18 contributions17 helpful votes
We had one full day in Venice and contacted Alvise regarding a personal tour. He was very prompt in his correspondence and recommended an excellent itinerary. He met us at our hotel and we began our day on foot. He whisked us through the crowds, showed us the highlights with just enough information plus was fun to spend the day with. He showed us some wonderful parts of the city we would have never seen on our own. Alvise is a native Venetian, so his knowledge of the city is amazing! He also arranged for a private water taxi to take us throughout the Grand Canal, plus over to Murano and Burano. I would recommend Alvise to any of our friends and family without hesitation! Visited October 2014
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Date of experience: October 2014
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Helene_94 wrote a review May 2013
Cachan4 contributions5 helpful votes
we have found Sabine mail through internet and she has been very responsive in our short term demand. We have booked 2 tours : 3 hours for saint marc church and ducale palace and 2 hours from rialto to saint march. Sabine is a great guide who knows a lot of thing and who can communicate her enthousiasm! additionnally, her price is really fair (and much more cheaper than others guides I have contacted) I strongly recomment to book a tour with Sabine if you want to visit Venezia
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Date of experience: May 2013
jts430 wrote a review Dec 2012
Pittsburgh55 contributions47 helpful votes
After much review I booked two half day tours with Alvise. The email communication was great and he was extremely helpful in planning our two days in Venice before we left on our Mediterranean cruise. I was disappointed when Francesco introduced himself as Alvise's brother and informed us he would be conducting the tour in place of Alvise. However Francesco was extremely personable and knowledgeable and proved to be an excellent substitute. He took us to the glass factories and backyard gardens that we would not have found on our own. Venice is a beautiful city that I would definitely like to return and spend more time exploring. Francesco recommended a wonderful restaurant for dinner and was very flexible and accommodating. Highly recommend Alvise's brother Francesco to anyone looking for a great tour of Venice. GREAT JOB!!
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Date of experience: November 2012