Sara OhashiUnited States
Fernando is such a kind, knowledgeable, and awesome guide! He's also an excellent photographer, & very good about being flexible with time. He has an excellent way of talking about Venice's history with today's modern times. His passion for his city and its welfare comes across in his awesome tour. Fernando's overview of the city had great variety! We went on a local Gandola, a beautiful private speed boat, got to go to an outer island. He has food suggestions as well! Highly recommend his tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Sara, I truly enjoyed yours and your husband's company in a real low season time. Venice is great also to visit off off turist time, no crowds around and the entire city 'on your foot'. You were an energetic duo, thanks to your spirit and pace we really did a lot. Hope to come and visit you one day in Hawai. Aloha and hugs Fernando
Angela HymelUnited States
Fernando's knowledge of Venice is remarkable and his delivery will keep you engaged! He made made our family of four (2 college aged children) laugh and had us asking questions which made for an enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend!
Carla P.United States
Fernando was terrific. He was very accommodating in helping us to arrange a tour around our interests. Fernando got us right in to St. Mark's Church & the Ducal Palace, bypassing the long lines; & once inside taught us so much about the history of the places & the roles they played in Venetian life. We learned a tremendous amount that we could never have known had we gone there without him. Finally, the boat ride through the Grand Canal and winding through the city was an absolute treat we will treasure.
James DeOtteUnited States
Fernando did a fantastic job. I have taken a lot of tours over the years and this was one of the best. He has a great deal of knowledge and passes that along through interesting stories. Cannot recommend him highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao James and Cindy, the best of the tour was spending time with you both. See in you Venice again any other time Hugs Fernando
Thomas Di LoretoUnited States
Fernando was very accommodating, flexible, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the history of Venice. I would highly recommend Fernando as your tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Ready to meet you again hopefully soon. Hugs Fernando
Greg SmithPelham, NH, United States
Fernando was terrific, especially in terms of making the tour as "kid friendly" as possible, given a tired and difficult seven year old. I've been to San Marco a number of times but really appreciated Fernando's lucid descriptions and helping to tie all of the mosaics together. And his patience with my daughter. Murano was fascinating, and kids loved being on the water taxi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Greg, working with kids still fascinates me, if you can make it with them you can with all. And Gianna was quite responsive despite she was tired. And thanks for coming several times to Venice. Hugs to all Fernando
Fernando made our Venice experience very memorable. This was the best day we have had travelling in 30 years. Thank you Fernando we loved our day and would recommend you all day long!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao James, very kind words, thanks for coming and visiting Venice with a little help from my side, all the best Fernando
Fernando was great! Has an amazing sense of humour and knows all the little streets and paths that you wouldn't normally see as a tourist. This tour covers all the Venice essentials. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Lindsay, it has been nice spending a few hours with you and your daughter, wish you all the best, Fernando
Jamie MuellerUnited States
Fernando's tour was, by far, the highlight of our 4-day visit to Venice. He was informative, humorous and very perceptive regarding the things that we would like to see and learn. The restaurant he recommended for lunch was exactly what we had been looking for. Fernando's depth of historical knowledge, as well as his knowledge of local culture, was greatly appreciated. The trip to see Murano glass production far surpassed our expectations. Our return visits to Venice will include a tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jamie, we certainly had a great day, end of season not too many people around and nice weather. The restaurant and the food also added extra value to the day but above all was your company and your continuous attention to my explanations, that really makes my job easier and delightful. I'll take you seriously when you say you're coming to Venice again! You know where to find me in Toursbylocals, a big hug to both of you, Fernando
Lynda L.United States
Barbara NewmanUnited States
We had a wonderful tour, especially through the lesser travelled back roads of Venice. We also appreciated the early entry and creative routing through the Basilica. We recommend Fernando highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Barbara, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself through the tour and thank you for the 'creative scouting', that very stimulating! Hugs to all Fernando
John LyleUnited States
This was our first trip to Venice and after reviewing several guides I selected Fernando based on ratings by his past clients. Fernando did an outstanding job and we had a great time touring the Murano glass works as well as St. Marks and several other parts of Venice. His knowledge of the city's past, the architecture and even present day challenges enhanced our trip beyond measure. Fernando connected with me by email over a month before our trip and made it easy to meet once we were in the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao John, Murano is always an incredible experience for any visitor, hard to believe how masters can produce an infinite selection of shapes and colors. And for the rest, your company and enduring interest was decisive for a most agreeable tour. Hugs for all Fernando
Mary Beth EdwardsUnited States
Absolutely amazing !! The breath of Ferando's knowledge of the history of Venice was incredibly impressive!!! Loved our ability to tailor the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Mary Beth, great to meet you all and spend time together, hugs Fernando
David FinleyUnited States
Knowledgeable kind experienced. A delight
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao David, despite the rain we made the day, thank you to you and Debbie for your company and good mood. Up to next time, regards Fernando
Johnny AtkinUnited Kingdom
A really fascinating tour of some of the quieter areas of Venice plus a very well informed trip around San Marco. Fernando has a wealth of knowledge about Venice, its buildings, its history and its role as a major European power of old. Well worth doing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jhonny, thanks for 'a wealth of knowledege', next time manage to stay longer there is 'a wealth of nice places' we can visit together. Best, Fernando
Bruce EvansUnited States
Fernando was excellent guide ...very prepared ...easy to understand ...excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Bruce, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, it was awesome to spend a few hours with you. Best wishes Fernando
Andrea GuerreriUnited States
What a great day! We especially loved the water taxi tour of the Grand Canal and the trip to a Murano glass factory. Fernando is extremely knowledgeable and worked hard to make sure we were totally satisfied. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour and guide!
James BeckUnited States
Fernando, Was a great experiencing guide,very accommodating, good English. J&K BECK 4-20-2016
Vera NewmanSandy Springs, GA, United States
FANTASTIC!! Fernando gave us an incredible tour. Although his tour was not listed as a "Jewish Heritage Tour", his wealth of technical information was so beneficial. He guided us for 2 days and we wish there was more time. We asked to be taken off the beaten track, and he took us to places where we didn't see any tourists. We are so grateful to him for giving us an in-depth tour of Venice.
Nadire Dilek KiralTurkey
Ronald ViggianiUnited States
Fernando was a great tour guide for a city we had never visited. He knew Venice inside and out and was very knowledgeable about the historical aspects of the city. He was very professional (sent a note to our hotel to change the time of our tour and texted me to ensure that I got the note and to make sure that this time change was okay with us) but had a laid-back style. The trip to Murano was a highlight! I highly recommend Fernando.
Sande HarrisonUnited States
Fernando is certainly the guide to book for a great tour in Venice! We were so pleased with him and his personal approach to showing us Venice and Murano!
Gijsbert van MarenCanada
Hendra TanuwijayaUnited States
Fernando made the tour in Venice fun and informative for my family. My children enjoyed the motorboat tour to the Murano Island.
Ann JohnsonUnited States
This was the second time we had used Fernando in Venice. He freely shares his knowledge about the area. We visited on a holiday so he deftly avoided much of the crunch of people and took us to some off the beaten track areas. Much appreciated.
Harry FeuersteinUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour in Venice with Fernado. His warm personality made him a delight to spend the day with. He was very knowledgable and informative about the art and history of the city. Once he knew our specific interests, he adapted the tour to accommodate us, showing us many unique sights along way. The trip to Murano where we visited a glass studio to watch the artists at work was the highlight of our trip! Grazie!
Chantelle GoodmanUnited States
Fernando was prompt, very knowledgeable and flexible - all one can ask for in a private tour guide. Thanks!
Judy BatesUnited States
Fernando did a fabulous job of guiding my family and I through Venice and Murano. I walk with a cane and Fernando patiently helped me in and out of water taxies and across cobbled streets. His knowledge brought Venice alive for us and made for many wonderful memories of our tour and tour guide, Fernando.