When in Venice I don't offer only the factual information clients expect but also a cultural context that creates a more rewarding experience. I sense the kind of guest in front of me and adapt in no time delivering a tailor-made tour.
When I don't lead/guide I act as an active member of a theatre company. My passion for theatre is very useful for my profession as I never "lecture" my guests: I actually engage them.
When I don't act I write, obviously about travel!
I live in Venice since I landed here for university studies. Later, I never wanted to leave the city, which I love deep down, if not to travel the world, of which I feel a citizen.
I love my job because it allows me to combine passion for foreign languages and for this incredible city, with history, art, architecture, food (get ready for some gourmet tours!) and for theater which, as a matter of fact, in Venice is a long-time tradition.
A Recent Review of this guide
Antonella provided one of the best local experiences that we had during our stay in Venice. We visited a carnival mask shop where each painted masks. Antonella is warm, friendly, and educated, speaks impeccable English. This was a curated experience. Highly recommended.
-Government certified tour guide license issued by the Province of Modena (Italy)
-Government certified tour leader license issued by the Province of Venice (Italy)
-Port of Venice permit of access issued by the Venitian Port Authority (Italy)
-Wine tasting Advisor issued by Onav and EBT (Italy)
-Master in journalism at the Scuola di Giornalismo A.Chiodi (Venice, Italy)
-Master in non profit economics; major in history of microcredit at the University of Ferrara (CARID)
-Degree in economics of tourism; major in marketing re-launch of a Tout Operator at Ca' Foscari University of Venice
No restrictions at all. I am a fully licenced tour leader and tour guide