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Address: Via Mons. Longhin 45, 30170 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 339 600 8709
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Hi! My name’s Rossana. I’ve been a local guide here in Venice for 9 years...

Hi! My name’s Rossana. I’ve been a local guide here in Venice for 9 years now and I really love what I do, especially meeting new people from other parts of the world and showing my Venice from an insider's point of view. Not only important monuments and museums but also little alleyways picturesque squares where you get in touch with everyday life that in this water town may sound a very special way of living.

Since I have two young twin boys, I particularly enjoy working with families and kids!

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Amazing Tour of Venice with Rossana

We booked a private 4 hour tour of Venice with Rossana Colombo in August 2016. She is very knowledgeable and informative about history, culture and architecture. She is a very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We booked a private 4 hour tour of Venice with Rossana Colombo in August 2016. She is very knowledgeable and informative about history, culture and architecture. She is a very friendly person who makes you feel like a family member. While planning our trip, Rossana responded immediately to emails. She was very punctual, accommodating and flexible in structuring the tour... More 

Thank cdzandadz
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous 2 hours we spent with Rossana! We were 2 families with 5 kids from age 7-13. Organising the tour was very simple via email. We met at the easy-to-find meeting place and Rossana had the kids (and adults) captivated within moments. Rossana is very knowledgable and it was a pleasure to follow her as she explained the... More 

Thank hvh3
Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Rosanna made our trip to Venise very secial! She made a HUGE difference in our enjoyment of this beautiful but very touristy city. We felt very privileged to have her as our guide. We are a family of 4 ; my husband and I and our 2 daughters aged 10 and 13. Visiting the Doge's Palace and San Marco could... More 

Thank Murielle P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Rossana was very helpful and friendly. Very knowledgeable about Venice and our family had a great day with her. I would highly recommend having Rossana help you with a walking tour when in Venice.

Thank Steve W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I took a private tour with Rossana Colombo a year ago on my very first visit to Venice, and I was so smitten with the city and impressed with her that, on my return trip a year later (this time with a friend), I booked with her again. Rossana has an encyclopedic knowledge of the city's history and obviously loves... More 

Thank MimiManhattan
Ross_Venicetourguide, Direttore at Venice Guide, responded to this review

Well. it's so easy with special people like you! Such a pleasure meeting you again, it was right as a tour with friends. I hope to see you again in Venice or...maybe in the States! Take care. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

There is not enough I can say about Rosanna, beginning long before our time in Venice. I tend to have a lot of questions about a tour before I travel. This time was no different. Every time I emailed Rosanna, she replied within 24 hours! She arranged a private "Secret Tour of Doges Palace" and gave me specific instructions on... More 

Thank Jacqueline N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

My wife, college-aged daughter, and I, had the pleasure of a four hour Venice tour with Rossana. She was a delight. First, she worked with us via e-mail on tailoring the tour to our specific interests, suggesting favorites she felt we would enjoy. Ultimately, we explored some neighborhoods, St. Mark's Square and Basilica, the Doge's Palace (including the secret tour--not... More 

Thank Jonathan A
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My parents and I had a 2 hour tour with Rosanna of St Mark's Square, Basilica, and the Doge's Palace. This was my parents' first trip to Italy and Rosanna was so professional and knowledgeable, they were thrilled with her explanations of Venetian political and religious history. We loved learning about the history of the Basilica, even the meaning of... More 

Thank Jill B
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were a group of 8 friends who had visited Venice previously and we wanted to do an alternative tour to the usual Doges' palace, San Marco etc. Rossana arrived promptly at our arranged meeting point and brought us on a tour from Rialto bridge through Cannaregio to the Ghetto. She was interesting and informative telling us lots of quirky... More 

Thank G_dogDublin_Ireland
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I booked a private tour with Rosanna Colombo and we are so glad we did. Rosanna was an exceptional guide and we throughly enjoyed our time with her. Not only was Rosana incredibly knowledgeable about Venice; she was also an engaging storyteller. I would definitely refer Rosana to family and friends and if I am fortunate to... More 

Thank Maureen R

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