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Ruben A.

Vicenza, VI, Italy

You are on the point of visiting a traditional veneto city, a palladian villa and a medieval castle in Padua or Vicenza.

These are still characteristic landmarks of the Veneto history, culture and traditions.

Vicenza and Padua are in fact lively places with local people going to work, shopping in the outdoor markets or just hanging out for a coffee or spritz. Here you can live the local life, enjoy a visit of their unique landmarks on a short walk or have a typical eating experience.

Vicenza, the city where I live, is known as the palladian city with 18 palladian buildings. The Teatro Olimpico is an example of this. It is the oldest classical theater in the world, built in 1585 inside a medieval castle. You can see its endless perspectives, you can sit down on its original wooden auditorium or still hear the same acoustics as in the first performance held on the 3rd of March 1585.

In Padua you can still walk around the same medieval city that existed when the University was founded in 1222, when the Basilica of Saint Anthony was erected in 1231 and when the Scrovegni chapel was built in 1305.

In the Scrovegni chapel, for instance, you can still see the original frescoes painted in 1305 by Giotto, who humanized the divine. The Renaissance begins with these frescoes and in them, you can see Giotto's self-representation and his use of perspective something completely new for the medieval ages.

Let me share my joy of guiding and my local knowledge and living experience in Vicenza, Padua and so many more in the Veneto through one of my several tours.

I have been working as a tourist guide for over 10 years. I am licensed for Vicenza and Padua and all Palladian and Venetian Villas.

The tours in my list are only examples and can be all customized according to your interests, requests and needs. I can provide you with all information you may need about time, sites to visit, restaurants, museums, etc. I will offer you my companion visitors a real experience in the Veneto.


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This was an excellent tour of 4 Brenta Canal villas, with wonderful narration about their history and families. Touring with Reuben gave us the chance to really enjoy the day, learn a great deal and not worry about the logistics of driving and locating these sites. We highly recommend this tour, one which has been on our bucket list for a long time!
Susan Bennett

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Degree in Modern, Contemporary, Western Languages and Literature at the University of Venice "Ca' Foscari"

Licensed Tour Leader.

Licensed tourist guide for Vicenza and Padua including their territory and the Villas of the Veneto.


I am a Qualified Tourist Guide and have access to any landmark.

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Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many,...

Discover the secrets of Padua with a knowledgeable local tour guide.

222 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Padua: Shore Excursion from Venice.


Discover the secrets of Padua with a knowledgeable local guide.

467 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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Vicenza: Shore Excursion from Venice.

Discover the secrets of Vicenza with a knowledgeable local guide.

467 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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Enjoying the savor of the Veneto Region


Villas and typical veneto gastronomy

327 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Wine tasting in Vicenza


wine tasting and visit winery in Gambellara Vicenza

409 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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Tour of Grappa and Ceramics at the foot,...

Bassano del Grappa and Marostica area, between Palladian Villas, Grappa,...

444 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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