I was born in Sicily a beautiful island in Southern Italy where I lived for 20 years. I moved later on to Florence to attend university there where I graduated in Byzantine Archeology.
I completed my studies in Siena where I've got a master in Preservation of Cultural Heritage.
In 2008 I moved to Venice where I fell in love with this unique city and I decided then to stay for ever!
I became a tourist guide because I like people and impress them. I love to show my city and let visitors discover its many woders.
My tours are not just meant to provide knowledge on the art, history and architecture of Venice but they are a fun experience too. I'm not a teacher delivering a boring lecture but a friend ready to fulfil your curiosity. Don't worry, weird questions are allowed too!
A Recent Review of this guide
This is fantastic tour as you see parts of the Doges Palace not seen on the standard ticket and on a timed entry you have the rooms to yourself! Francesca is a brilliant guide. As a qualified historian she brings everything to life. Her English is perfect and she talks around the subject and answer all your questions. I've been with other guides who can only keep to a prescribed script - not Francesca. She told us so much about Casanova that my daughter is now inspired to find out even more!
Venice Tourist Guide license 64718 (Province of Venice)
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions in: churches, historical buildings, all public museums and galleries and in most private collections.