That's why I decided to dig deep down into these topics, moving from Vicenza to Venice and gaining a Master's degree in History of Art from the University of Venice. A further jump into the aesthetic world and now a permanent state of mind!
I have worked in the tourist field since 2008 and the following year I became a licensed tour guide. In 2014 I expanded my personal and professional horizons by becoming a licensed tour leader.
I can enter Venice cruise terminal as I have a special pass.
If you want to skip overcrowded and commercial places and you would never choose a tour guide holding a polka dot umbrella …then you're definitely looking for me! I am professional, enthusiastic and energetic.
I am absolutely in love with my job, I've chosen it because I like meeting curious souls and helping them experience the deep essence of my territory, with a insider and spontaneous touch.
I offer customized tours, according to your interests and pace. . . so don't hesitate to contact me if you're looking for a special tour, maybe with active kids (I have two kids. . . boys!) or an itinerary that skips all the bridges in Venice.
A Recent Review of this guide
Giovanna was very flexible, allowing us to customize our tour to fit our time constraints. We learned so much from her - the history of Venice, the construction methods, and the best day to buy fish at the market. We walked through streets off the beaten path, seeing the true Venice that we never would have seen without a local guide. Her knowledge of Venice is extensive, and her enthusiasm is contagious. I would take another tour with Giovanna without hesitation.
I received Master's degree in history of art and preservation of the cultural heritage from Venice Univeristy.
I am registered in the Tour Escort register 'Accompagnatori Turistici' and tour Guide register (license gained In Vicenza).
I have a special pass that allows me to enter Venice cruise terminal.
In May 2017 I completed the Red Cross course " Adult and Pediatric First aid/ CPR/EAD", valid until May 2019.
I'm the US army tour guide for Northern Italy.
I've held short conferences and classes about local art and architecture for four years.
I took part as expert tour guide to the following TV programs:
"Paesi che vai: Vicenza"
"Islands without cars with Kyra"
I'm not a driver but I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a car and driver if you want to visit the mainland.