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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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Two days in Venice

My wife & I had taken a Uniworld cruise & spent several extra days after we got off the boat. I had booked 2 days of private tours with Antonella. We covered a lot in those 2 days... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife & I had taken a Uniworld cruise & spent several extra days after we got off the boat. I had booked 2 days of private tours with Antonella. We covered a lot in those 2 days & visited many of the churches, one of the palaces now turned into a museum. These were walking tours & we got... More 

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DiscoveringVenice, Owner at DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback! I'm really happy you enjoyed the tours and I'm looking forward to meeting you again, all the best from Venice, Antonella More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Patrizia met us, as arranged, in the lobby of our hotel to take us on a private walking tour of Venice. We had exchanged emails prior to our trip and she had a well planned day for a three generational family group, grandparents, parents and 12 year old boys. As she said, " I'll show you were the main attractions... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Going into the tour, we were a party of two experienced travelers and a one-time returner to Italy. I had been on previous tours of museums and churches around the world and was internally dreading a tour of another old church. After our tour with Antonella, I can come out proudly saying that I now enjoy the history and beauty... More 

2 Thank Mallory M
DiscoveringVenice, Owner at DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mallory, your review made me so happy! Making nice, smart, young people like you, appreciate art and history it's one of my goals! So, thank you again and all best wishes from Venice. Antonella More 

Ponce, Puerto Rico
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We chose Discovering Venice based on reviews that recommended them because of the personal treatment. This was also our experience; we were 4 adults guided by Antonella through the magic of Venice. Antonella met with us at our hotel and adapted the tour to our interests and language (Spanish). For this personal treatment and the kindness of Antonella we strongly... More 

1 Thank NInmar10
DiscoveringVenice, Owner at DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback. I'm really pleased you liked the tour, despite the cold weather! I hope we'll meet again very soon, *muchisimos casinos a todos outsides* !! Antonella More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just recently returned from Venice and cannot recommend the walking tour by Antonella enough. She was engaging, very knowledgeable, spoke English beautifully, and just made Venice a special place to visit. If you want a real insite to the city and have a special experience in Venice than take a walking tour from this group because they are excellent. Highly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Frederica took us on a 3.5 hour of mid-winter Venice. Equally knowledgeable on art, architecture and history, she keep us fully engaged throughout. We covered the main attractions and had a boat trip as well to get the perspective of Venice from the water. I would highly recommend her.

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

I booked a private tour of Marano and Burano for me, my wife and two daughters. Our guide was Antonella and she was a complete professional. The tour was engaging and entertaining. It gave us a good overview of both islands and local industry and daily life of Burano in particular. If you are visiting Venice for more than two... More 

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DiscoveringVenice, Owner at DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for you very kind review! I'm really happy that you liked the tour of islands of the lagoon, it has been a real pleasure to be your guide. I'm looking forward to meeting your family again, All best wishes, Antonella More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Antonella was absolutely fantastic. We only had a limited time for the tour and she covered all the major attractions while providing the fascinating history behind each of them. We had our 3 year old with us and she made sure he was engaged and not bored. The boat tour after the walking tour was wonderful and I highly recommend... More 

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DiscoveringVenice, Owner at DiscoveringVenice - Walking Tours, responded to this review

I want to thank you very much for your very nice feedback. I'm happy you liked the tour and I hope to meet you again in beautiful Venice. All best wishes, More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Federica was fantastic! What a delightful, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable guide! We toured all the iconic Venice buildings and venues and she provided great insight into the culture, architecture, and history of the city.(My wife and I felt like Federica hosted us as if we were family) I highly recommend her, and we will reach out to her again for... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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