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DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours

Sestiere Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Wonderful Private Tour of Venice

Patrizia met us at our hotel and showed us the best of what Venice had to offer. It was great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan V
Austin, TX
via mobile
Insider tour of Venice - great way to start our weekend trip

My husband and I took a weekend trip to Venice during our Italy vacation. We didn't have much of an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lacey M
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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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Sestiere Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Patrizia met us at our hotel and showed us the best of what Venice had to offer. It was great spending the day with a long term resident and professional guide that knows the city like the back of their hand. Patrizia took care of...More

Thank Dan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took a weekend trip to Venice during our Italy vacation. We didn't have much of an itinerary planned, except for a 2-hour walking tour booked at the last minute with Patrizia Bracceschi. It was a great decision for us--Patrizia provided insider...More

Thank Lacey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a private tour with Federica. We chose to have a 1 hour boat tour with a 3 hour walking tour. She was so informative and engaging. She gave us stories with historical information which brought the history to life. Federica has a huge...More

Thank dfodor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, son, daughter-in-law, and I were travelling to Italy for 2 weeks – our first stop was Venice. I booked a private 2 hour walking tour and 1 hour boat with Federica Fresch for the afternoon we arrived. However, our plane flight from the...More

1  Thank Ann P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot recommend our private tour with Antonella enough. She is so knowledgeable about Venice, so pleasant, very fluent in English; just a wonderful 3 hours spent. I am a classical musician so she made a point of showing me where Vivaldi was baptized, his...More

Thank Sandy S
DiscoveringVenice, Proprietario at DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind feedback! It has been a pleasure to show you Venice and to put you in contact with some of the places of our classic music tradition. I look forward to meeting you in our nice city again! All...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Venice as our first stop during our honeymoon in May. We decided to book this private tour with Antonella and are so glad that we did! She made our first Venetian experience absolutely perfect! Her knowledge was more than we...More

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DiscoveringVenice, Proprietario at DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very kind review! I'm really very happy you appreciated your tour. It has been a pleasure to guide you in our romantic city in such a special moment for you both -- :-) All best wishes from Venice, Antonella

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I hired Federica for a 2 1/2 hour guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica, the most crowded sites in Venice, as I was with four people during their first visit to Venice. She made excellent use of the time - giving...More

Thank NYCBizTraveler
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I quite enjoyed the hospitality of Venetians as well as the narrow alleyways they have. It is a beautiful city except for the tourists. If you go there, venture out to the neighbouring islands using the ferry. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

My family and I enjoyed two, private tours with Patrizia Bracceshi! We felt like we really got to see more of Venice than if we were on a group tour. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for her hometown gave us intimate insight into Venice and we...More

Thank hmarkow
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We booked the 3 hour tour - 1 hour water taxi and 2 hours walking. Federica met us on time and ready to go and was knowledgeable, personable and fun! We started off with the water taxi tour, which I'd highly recommend - it was...More

1  Thank Michael L
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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5 April 2017|
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Response from Hana L | Reviewed this property |
We got the walking tour plus the private boat tour around venice.. I dont think a gondola ride cn cover going around the districts of venice.. but if u do prefer that kind, maybe u cn check out their website if its available... More
17 March 2017|
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Response from Dimondii | Reviewed this property |
Hello Peggy As Neville said book a water taxi online. If you are arriving by train at the station in Venice you only have to go down some steps to the waterfront. I'm sure the taxi operator would tell you where to meet... More
Sue C
2 January 2017|
Response from Gail M | Reviewed this property |
There were 2 of us and the cost for 4.5 hours was 450 Euros- but she was very flexible and we were with her for at least 5 hours which included a private boat tour of Venice that was fabulous. Would be less depending on what... More