Meet a local Venetian friend who escorts you for the day and happens to know everything about the city and Italy at large. Nothing is scripted. I bring an Ivy League expert level art, history, literary and media background as well as the knowledge of a local and a completely custom approach.
I am a dual Italian and American (NYC) citizen who has lived half my life in Italy and makes Venice my home. I will meet you at your hotel after check in on your day of arrival in Venice and help you explore and understand all the secrets of this confusing and bewildering maze-like city. I will explain the sights, culture, language basics, ways and methods, instill local knowledge and help with all practical matters, touch on ancient history, modern events and an overall explanation of the monuments and attractions. In addition you will learn how to navigate Venice which is unlike any other Italian city. You will learn what to see and not see, where to eat and not eat, and you will be able to request anything you like as a focus of the day. It is the best way to get into step with Venetian life, and understand what is going on and why. I will explain this mysterious and unique place and all its oddities and incredible history so you feel at home and get you set for your stay in the rest of Italy. The day is completely custom and only focuses on what interests you.
I grew up in NYC where I graduated Hunter College HS and Columbia University and studied art, literature, European cultures and foreign affairs. I am an EU (Italian) citizen as well as US and have spent about half my life living, working and traveling throughout Europe. I have lived in Italy for many years as a writer, guide and volunteer and in Venice for 3 years as a local expert and guide. My background is split between US and Italian cultures and as such I am able to relate to the American traveler with ease, zero language barrier and with an approach and style that makes the entire experience more comfortable and engaging than the typical guide. Add to this my avoidance of anything scripted and my pledge to make every private experience unique and custom to the personality and interests of the traveler and you have the formula that I believe provides the best experiences possible. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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