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DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours

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Address: Sestiere Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy

DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and Federica. We are...

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.

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Lovely day in Venice

We had a wonderful tour of Venice with Federica! She was not only knowledgeable and informative, but very patient as well. We got off on the wrong train stop and she patiently... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sandra W
Walnut Creek, California

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful tour of Venice with Federica! She was not only knowledgeable and informative, but very patient as well. We got off on the wrong train stop and she patiently described to us on the phone how to correct our error. Then she adjusted our tour to make up for the time lost. Federica really gave us a... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hi, This was an amazing tour of Venice! Very personable and friendly guide. Extremely informative and at a nice leisurely pace. I cannot say anything negative about the experience and would highly recommend it to others!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had never been to Venice before last weekend. We only had two and a half days, so I thought a walking tour/boat tour would be good. It was the best decision! Antonella had a huge knowledge of the history, art, music and politics of the City. She could answer our questions as she took us around... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents who are in their 60's and I took a private tour with Patrizia in April 2016. The tour included a visit to St. Mark's Square and Basilica, a walk through the backstreets of Castello-Rialto and its market, and finally a one hour boat tour along the Grand Canal and inner canals of the city. Patrizia's communication and coordination... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we traveled to Venice for the first time with our friends we wanted to be exposed to all of the important sites with a solid historical foundation as soon as we were rested from the flight. Antonella provided that and more during her 3 hour walking tour. She was an outstanding source of information and answered any question we... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Italy. Me, my husband, 2 kids 10&13 and our mid 60 ur old moms. Spent 9 months planning this trip. The beat decision I made was pre-booking guides and tours. I booked directly with PATRIZIA BRECCESCHI. We were able to do a private tour, that means just us, our family. Spending 3hours with Patrizia... More 

Thank Allison B
Lleida, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was just perfect to see the most important features in Venice and to learn a lot about the city and the way people lived and lives there. The guide, Antonella, took the right time to explain each part and she prepared special features that interested us. Excellent tour to make your way around.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Federica was extremely flexible and adapted the tour to our preferences. With a lot of experience and her huge knowledge she was able to answer all our questions. We had a great time and would do it again! Grazie!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Venice was our 3rd stop in Italy, as we were coming from Rome and Bologna. We booked the 3 hour walking plus private boat tour. Every minute of it was really worth it, as we had the best tour guide, Antonella. We had previous guide experiences in Rome and Bologna and we thought Antonella was the best. She was very... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a 2 hours walking tour and 1 hour private boat ride with Antonella for our first day in Venice. The tour is not cheap but is a great familiarisation to Venice with a local (ours was born and bred Venetian). If you are happy to spend time researching and walking around with a map and book then you... More 

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The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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