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Venice a la carte

Sestiere San Marco 3003, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 347 047 2141
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Private guided tour off the beaten track

I spent a half day tour with Alvise and enjoyed my time with him. He tailored a tour through the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2015
Ropata T
Motueka, New Zealand
via mobile
Alvise is an excellent guide!

We had an in-depth tour of St. Marks and the Doges Palace with Alvise and were totally engaged with... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2014
Va. Beach, VA
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25 Aug 2015
“Private guided tour off the beaten track”
7 Nov 2014
“Alvise is an excellent guide!”
Sestiere San Marco 3003, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 347 047 2141

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

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,...More

1  Thank Ropata T
Reviewed 7 November 2014

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...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2014

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,...More

1  Thank Christina S
Reviewed 10 May 2013

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...More

1  Thank Helene_94
Reviewed 26 December 2012

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...More

2  Thank jts430
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Venice for the uninitiated is an essence of Italy shrunk to a couple of thousands square meters. Visitor car parking is nicely done in one of the parking buildings on Isola Nuova (Tronchetto) with easy access to main atractions via boat. Be ware of "private...More

5  Thank GeorgePodzimek
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Stay close to river hotels Buy 48 Hours Taxi Ticket if you are staying that lone , it will work out cheaper. Visit Morena Factory Buy Items only if You have extra money Walk through lanes Take a Gondala ride

2  Thank sorabh
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Venice has so much to offer so take your time and enjoy. We were on a Globus Bus tour that covered all of Itay. Even though it was busy it was well worth it. Our guide Lino arranged all the tickets in advanced and the...More

8  Thank livingmauitime g
Reviewed 17 October 2011

I took several tours with Alvise of Venice a la Carte when I visited Venice for the first time as part of a small tour group in September. Alvise was very knowledgeable about Venetian history, architecture, and art. He was patient with answering lots of...More

2  Thank fireflywoods
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Alvise's vast knowledge of the history and symbolism of art and architecture of Venice provided an invaluable experience. He is patient and provides the type of detailed information that creates a sturdy bridge to the past.

1  Thank NYCAnne
San Marco
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
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