venetian with a cosmopolitan soul and attitude .
Art and history nerd, basketball-addicted, humans and dogs lover and a "positivity engager".
MY EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND :
I have a bachelor's degree in translation ( English, German and French ).
During my university's years, I had unforgettable experiences abroad, which opened my mind and let me discover different cultures and ways of living.
Places like New York City, Mainz, Strasbourg, Innsbruck, and Greece blew my mind.
A piece of my heart is still in New York where I spent a wonderful time improving my English and playing basketball in every playground in the city.
After a while, though I started to feel homesick, my beautiful, unique Venice was calling me back and so I moved back home.
WORKING EXPERIENCES :
Too many and too various to be listed here! ;)
In short when I thought it was time for me to settle down I started working as a freelance translator.
I did like it but, spending most of my time facing a Pc I knew I was missing something that I deeply needed: human interaction.
Therefore I decided to approach tourism ( more than 15 years ago now!) trying to turn two of my greatest passions into a job: my endless love for Venice and my need of human interaction.
Now I'm perfectly content with what I do and who chooses me as a guide can feel it! My tours show my passion.
MY MISSION :
My mission is to offer you unique experiences in Venice; not simple tours. . . hopefully memories for a lifetime!
Venice is such a special place and it deserves to be shown at its best, with love, respect, and deep knowledge.
MY VENICE :
Every morning when I open my bedroom's window I feel overwhelmed by Venice's stunning beauty and I think to myself how lucky I am to live here.
I want to let you feel the same way during your long or short stay in Venice!
The real Venice you will discover with me is far away from the classical touristy spots and stereotypes, a delicate but lively city struggling to find its balance between history and contemporary life, past and present, tourists and residents, economic interests and sustainability.
You will discover Venice's hidden gems and learn anecdotes, legends, local peculiarities and even some gossip that only a native can know.
You will catch Venice's real essence and discover what lies beneath its fake, glossy touristy surface.
You will live Venice like a local enjoying its true flavor.
WHY CHOOSE ME AS YOUR GUIDE :
People say I have a warm personality, witty and bubbly like a Prosecco-wine! :)
You will feel at ease with me, you will have the feeling of moving around with your best ( venetian!) friend.
All my friends call me simply "Betta" and my motto is :
"Venice with Betta is better !". . . no kidding!
What are you waiting for?
I 'm looking forward to welcoming you in my wonderful Venice!
A Recent Review of this guide
The four of us had a wonderful time. Elisabetta was quite knowledgable Of her wines and venetian cichettis (venitian snacks). We visited four hidden away enotecas which we plan on revisiting. A great time.
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