Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Venice Italy by Tour Guide Francesca R. (Guide #16372)


Brent Mills

United States
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Tour: #285499, Junior Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

I had the "jet lagged and complaining crew" yet everyone still managed to have a nice time...all thanks to Francesca!

Barbara Morrison

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Ian Webb

United Kingdom
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Tour: #285500, Private tour from Venice cruise terminal, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Francesca was an excellent tour guide, very informative and with a great sense of humour. Her English was very good and she clearly described what we were seeing. I would definitely use Francesca again.

Katherine Campbell

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Francesca was a wonderful guide. She kept us away from the crowds, while still allowing us to see all of Venice.

Liliana Simionato

Australia
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Francesca was fantastic nothing was to much trouble- we where travelling with our 83 year old father who has difficulty in walking. She organised a wheel chair and ensured he was with us to enjoy the doges Palace. We found her to be knowledgeable and informative Would highly recommend taking this tour with her I definitely will when I next come to Venice again

Liliana Simionato

Australia
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Francesca was great the family had a wonderful time highly recommend taking this tour

Penny C.

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Francesca has a wealth of knowledge about the Doge's Palace and was able to share the most important facts without overloading us with details. She told us some very interesting stories about the palace, the prison, the Bridge of Sighs and the nobility of Venice. We highly recommend Francesca when you are touring Venice!

Shawn Bach

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Francesca was great - very informative and engaging. We got to see a lot of Venice "off the beaten track" which is really great since the tourist areas are very crowded. We felt her concise summary of St Marks was just right.

Melissa Z.

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

We absolutely loved Francesca! Our teen boys even appreciated all the information she shared with us and actually commented on how they preferred the back alleys she took us through vs. the major pedestrian areas. They learned little tidbits about Venice, we saw the "major" sites, and she was flexible with us with respect to what we wanted to see, and when we wanted/needed to stop for snacks and such. Can't recommend Francesca enough!

Kilian Whelan

Bermuda
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Tour: #280345, Another Venice: San Polo and Dorsoduro, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

From what we have heard, most people do only one or two nights in Venice. Extend your stay beyond St Marks and the Doge's Palace and take this tour with Francesca. A very different side to Venice and a three hour stroll through the quieter streets with Francesca pointing out so many things of interest gave us such a fantastic insight to life in Venice. It was an incredibly enjoyable 3 hours. Highly recommended.

Kilian Whelan

Bermuda
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

This tour is not to be missed ! Best described as a living museum, Francesca really made it come alive. She had such wonderful insights that made the history so very interesting. We're not normally museum people, but this was 3 hours that had us enthralled. Highly recommended.

Kilian Whelan

Bermuda
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Fantastic tour. Francesca was very knowledgeable but also had lots of stories which made the tour so much more interesting. Also a very dry sense of humor which we appreciated ! Highly recommend taking this tour with Francesca.

Robert E. Mitchell

Henderson, KY, United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

We had a wonderful time with Francesca. We would strongly recommend this tour to anyone.

Michael Kennedy

United States
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Tour: #401911, A VIP day in Venice with a private guided tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Five star review! Francesca spent eight hours yesterday showing my wife and me the highlights of Venice. Francesca is very knowledgeable, friendly, and knows Venice intimately. She speaks perfect English. Our day was perfect and we now have a deeper understanding of all Venice has to offer. Highly recommend Francesca! Mike and Suzanne Kennedy.

Roni Rihn

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/18

My friends and I want to thank Francesca for a wonderful tour . I made a mistake about the time but she was waiting for us even though we were late .(in the rain!) Francesca is very knowledgeable , friendly, and passionate about her work. She took us on a walk through streets that most tourist don't get a chance to see. She brought some visual materials to help us understand the information. We enjoyed our time with her and highly recommend her as a guide.

James S

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/18

We had Francesca as a guide for a Venice tour including S. Marco, Doge Palace and various city sites. Francesca is very knowledgeable about Venice historical facts and art pieces. Her stories added an historical basis to our visit. We highly recommend Francesca as a guide.

Sarah White

New York, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/18

Francesca was not only superbly knowledgeable but refreshingly enthusiastic about the history and character of Venice. She was also very considerate in allowing two travelers with health and mobility issues to move at our own pace. She provided the ideal introduction to the city. Thanks from Sarah and Reuven

Lucas Staley

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Wow, Francesca is top notch. We ended up being a day late and Francesca did everything she could to fit us in. Francesca Spoke great English, her information was relivent and spot on with regards to the tour and Italy. She was very personal and very easy to have a conversation with and we absolutely enjoyed our time with her and would do it again.

William Dennis DeYoung

Kirkland, WASHINGTON, United States
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Tour: #218420, Venice Ghetto, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/18

William Dennis DeYoung

Kirkland, WASHINGTON, United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Hayley Gadalla

Canada
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

Francesca was an AMAZING guide for our family. She kept everyone interested with local stories and world history. She was very engaging for all levels of tourists. Wet very enjoyable.

Fabiana Ramirez

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

Nice tour, Good information. Francesca shared good historical facts but I wish she had share more about the buildings and history of Venice. Not too entertaining for kids but great for adults that have some historical knowledge. She is an archeologist by training so you can ask her anything.

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

This is fantastic tour as you see parts of the Doges Palace not seen on the standard ticket and on a timed entry you have the rooms to yourself! Francesca is a brilliant guide. As a qualified historian she brings everything to life. Her English is perfect and she talks around the subject and answer all your questions. I've been with other guides who can only keep to a prescribed script - not Francesca. She told us so much about Casanova that my daughter is now inspired to find out even more!

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #285347, A trip in Murano and Burano, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

A fantastic tour with Francesca. From start to finish Francesca provided an amazing service. I planned this trip 10 months in advance for myself and 7 friends. Francesca adapted one of her tours to accommodate the number and arranged for us to have a private boat all day. When the day came the tour was brilliant despite the rain. It was well planned and Francesca was incredibly knowledgeable, speaks perfect English and knows the best coffee shops and restaurants. A very professional, personable guide.

Alastair Low

United Kingdom
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

A fascinating insight into the history and politics of Venice through the ages as well as highlighting the wonderful interior of the, now restored, cathedral.

Jason Zimmerman

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 11/18

Francesca was amazing and is a local for sure. If you are only in Venice for a half day I highly recommend this tour and Francesca. We ended up staying over night the night before which is really the only way to do it as 4 to 5 hours for a visit to Venice isn't enough. She knows her history, interesting stories about the city and local knowledge of restaurants helped complete our visit. Also, she has a great sense of humor and made us all (6 of us) feel comfortable. Thank you again, Francesca.

Stephen Green

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

A lovely guide on an ugly winter day. Thank you Francesca from our family. My teens liked you and that is something!! Always get Francesca. Happy you will be

Leslie Michaels

Carmichael, CA, United States
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Tour: #280345, Another Venice: Dorsoduro, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 20/17

Francesca was knowledgable and organized with a pleasant personality. She taught us a lot about 16th & 17th century Venetian art. Would recommend her highly for anyone interested in history and culture.

Brian Toman

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 7/17

Francesca is an amazing tour guide. We hired her for a full day tour of Venice. She is very knowledgeable about the history, politics, and the city, which made for a very enjoyable and fascinating tour. At the end of our tour we asked for a restaurant recommendation, and she took us to the best pizza restuarant. We highly recommend this tour and Francesca - she is a gem.

Stephanie F.

United States
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Tour: #281281, Splendors of Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Lovely tour! Francesca is knowledgeable and friendly, and her enthusiasm for Venice and its history is infectious. We enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommended!

Robert Stephens

United States
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Tour: #285347, A trip in Murano, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Great trip to Murano with Francesca. The tour of the glass factory was fun and we followed that up with a walk around the island. Highly recommend this tour.

Mary-Lou G.

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Francesca was outstanding: an expert art historian with a delightful personality & charming sense of humor! The 5 of us (most had visited Venice before) were enthralled with her top-drawer half-day private shore excursion: vaporetto from Piazzele Roma to Rialto Bridge, fascinating secret passages few tourists see, fabulous tour of the Doge's Palace, & brilliant tour (enhanced by her specialty in Byzantine art) through St. Mark's Basilica. We all adored the restaurant she recommended. Grazie, Francesca!!

Keith Furman

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

This was our first ToursByLocal. We can't recommend Francesca enough. She was great! We were only in Venice for a few days and frankly weren't big fans initially compared to other cities. Francesca's tour and city tips were game changers. We appreciated the time we spent with her and the help she provided to make sure we enjoyed the rest of our stay. Outstanding experience.

Anita Hibbard

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/17

Great tour if you want to see Venice by boat. Francesca did an excellent job of pointing out the interesting sites and explaining why they were interesting. A good thing to do on your first day in Venice. One of my favorites was the old home that is still in the hands of the family who originally built it.

Kyra Butzel

United States
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Tour: #285499, Junior Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/17

Our family all liked Francesca very much! She was friendly and tried often to engage our two daughters with stories and questions. She was easy to talk to (very personable!) and flexible - allowing us to change the route and stop in for a quick gelato or cafe. We found her very knowledgeable about Venice, including more obscure details (best candy shop! Cat ghosts!). She had amusing stories and fun advice we could follow. A thoroughly enjoyable tour!

Anita Hibbard

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Francesca is very accomodating. The tour company I was traveling with had a miscommunication with me and time I thought I had available for my tours with her were not available. Francesca worked with me so I was able to take both tours I had scheduled with her. I really appreciate her worki g with me. She is also an excellent guide. The Doge's Palace would have been interesting on my own but was amazing with her there to explain things about the paintings, decorations and history. Money well spent!

Kris Mccue

Australia
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Tour: #217608, Venice ghost tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

Francesca was a fantastic guide and provided a great tour of Venice - including some very creepy stories. I would highly recommend the tour and Francesca.

Miles Moss

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

Francesca was lovely and a very good guide. Because my husband has to walk slowly, it makes it difficult for a guide to do all they want, but she was accommodating and a pleasure to spend the few hours with seeing Venice.

Annie Hall

United States
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Francesca was very knowledgeable about the Doges Palace. Highly recommend the tour especially if you are a history buff. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Francesca and also learned a lot about the secrets of the palace.

Ron Ginsburg

United States
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Tour: #218419, VIP tour in Venice for Ron and Santi's group, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

Felt very lucky for our group to be in the hands of such an experienced guide as Franchesca! She was very attentive to our interests and we packed a lot of experiences into the day. We had a rather rainy fall day but thanks to her expert knowledge of the city we barely noticed the weather Unfortunately we just ran out of time to see everything so we will just have to come back! Thank you again

Gary Campbell

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Barry Strube

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

Irene Eff

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

We had Francesca, as a guide in September 2017. She is a very knowledgeable guide and you will receive all information you are looking for from your tour. But she is not personable and is not willing to offer any additional information such as food places, or other sites to visit unless you ask. We felt that she was at work, and could not wait until the work was done. She lacks passion and enthusiasm that many local guides have.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi! Sorry if you have this impression, but reading other reviews every body has written exactly the opposite about me. I think is logical I was working because I'm a professional guide, who has tried before the tour had tried to answer promptly at every problem and request you had had (the number of your mails is really big). Best regards Francesca

Carol Devereaux

United States
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

Mary Hunt

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Francesca is a historian and archeologist and a wealth of knowledge about Venice it's architecture and it's artwork. As a professional guide and long term resident she knows all the interesting nooks, crannies and historical details of the city. It was interesting to learn about canals turned into streets, statues destroyed, bridges and building built etc. by the rulers various. We particularly enjoyed the skip the line private tours of Doges Palace and St Marks Cathedral. we highly recommend Francesca

Meridee Duddleston

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Francesca was knowledgeable and also entertaining. She brought a perspective on Venice that only a local can give. Our entire group of four enjoyed being with her and hearing her lively comments on the Venice of old and Venice now. We all appreciated Francesca's tour and would definitely book another with her if we had the time.

Amanda Ram

Canada
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

A very nice tour of Venice with Francesca - she was knowledgeable and covered the all the basics of the history and details of the city, with humour and interesting stories. A great introduction to our first visit to Venice - would recommend!

Shaun Leone

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Francesca was one of the best guides ever. She was very knowledgeable and personable with a sense of humor that made for an informative and fun tour. Thanks so much for a great tour! Would use her for a tour again any time.

Mary Somerville

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice:churches and theatres, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 30/17

Francesca was truly wonderful, taking me to all sites I requested, as well as to some delightful new places. I wiuld not hesitate to recommend her to others.

Pam Ferris

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Francesca was very agreeable to our slower pace and the difficult heat. We appreciated the fact that she could get our tickets and bypass the lines to see the sites. She gave us a lot of good history of Venice.

Pam Ferris

United States
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Tour: Early Evening Summer Tour with Boat Ride, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Date: Jul 28/17

Francesca was very knowledgeable about the city. We learned a lot and saw many interesting things. She met us at our hotel for the start of the tour which was very helpful.

Joe L.

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Our second morning in Venice walking with Francesca was an amazing peek into the Venice of Venetian & visits to some of the important places. Once again, her knowledge and humor made a 3 hour walk on a hot July morning a pleasure!

Joe L.

United States
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Tour: #285347, A trip in Murano, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

We spent an afternoon with Francesca tour Murano and the glass factory. Her personal acquaintances within the factory resulted in them sending a water taxi to take us to the island. Her knowledge of the history of the people, place & architecture added much to our tour. We would highly recommend!

Misty Jennings

United States
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

This is a wonderful tour with a great guide. Very informative. She was very interesting and was able to hold the attention of my 17 year old son the whole time. I would recommend this tour with this guide. Great last morning in Venice

Tracey W.

Australia
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

Francesca was a fantastic guide, she was able to give us a real understanding of life in Venice. Francesca tailored our tour to meet our needs and we were shown some of venice's true treasures. I would highly recommend booking Francesca or one of the other guides because it is a very unique and special experience to be able to see Venice with a local. The tour wasn't rushed and yet we got to see more of Venice than we would have if we had just followed a map. I would highly recommend this company.

Ken Bargteil

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

A wonderful tour with a fantastic guide.

Ken Bargteil

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

Dry knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. Fluent in English and Italian, extremely accommodating, with an abundance of energy.

Eugene Green

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

Wonderful three hour introduction to Venice. Well-paced, informative, route on streets we would have not used, managed to avoid too much interaction with very crowded tourist areas, great dining recommendations, Look forward to our second tour with Francesca today.

Rhonda Griffin

Australia
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

Francesca added a new dimension to Venice for us. I have been before but this time got a much greater insight to the foundation and history of Venice. Some new and very interesting facts that made the visit much more meaningful for me. Would highly recommend

Lena Protasov

United States
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Tour: #218420, Venice Ghetto, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Scott Mayhart

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Excellent tour

Cindy Anderson

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

Francesca did such an awesome job showing off Venice to us. We learned some history saw a lot of sights and had some laughs. Would highly recommend this tour with her!!!!!

Vicena Poulson

United States
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

Francesca is an amazing guide!!! She really brought the Doge's Palace to life. Her knowledge is incredible and we absolutely loved the secret parts of the palace.

Stephanie Canavan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #280345, Another Venice: Dorsoduro, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

Francesca made our walk through the Dorsodura into an exciting visit into medieval Venice and how it formed the base for the city of today. Her enthusiasm was infectious and the four of us were enthralled by her knowledge and descriptions of how history and invasions had changed the city. Once we were at the Accademia.she took us through the various changes in art through the centuries. We had the best time with her as she interspersed local stories with history. So many thanks for a great time.

Gigi Michaels

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice with a boat tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

Our time with Francesca was amazing! She is wonderful, funny and warm in addition to the amazing detailed history of Venice ~ we went started at St Marks Square and then we proceeded on to Doge's Palace and inside the cathedral. The tour by boat though, if you can do it is not to missed! It was absolutely magical! I can not imagine having come to Venice and not meeting Francesca! I had my son and my 89 year old father with me and she was able to relate and connect with all us. She is the best!!! xo

Chris Mays

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

Francesca was very knowledgeable and outgoing - we really enjoyed our tour of Venice with her! She took us not only via routes that are known to many tourists but also down a lot of 'back roads' to get a flavor of the city. We came away with a great feel for the town and are very comfortable navigating on our own! Highly recommend Francesca as a friendly, outgoing guide in Venice!

Laura Cohen

United States
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Tour: #217608, Venice ghost tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

This was our second tour on this visit to Venice with Francesca. We chose this tour to do something fun and see different parts of Venice. It was our second trip to the city and our first with our 9 and 13 year old daughters. Venice has existed for hundreds of years and the folklore is deep. Adults and kids alike enjoyed the creepy, gross and just odd stories that go along with a history this long. If you want to see off the beaten path and hear some fun stories, try this tour!

Laura Cohen

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

We loved our tour with Francesca! She is a true Venice local and it was great to see the highlight tour with her, but we really loved the way she navigated the small streets to not just get us around the crowds but show us secret little spots in town. She was fantastic with our 9 and 13 year old daughters, keeping them engaged with conversation and "fun facts". Highly recommended!

Burton Propp

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

The tour was superb, this was my 5th time in Venice; however, my companion had never been. Access to Doges Palace & San Marco cathedral was as easy as it gets and the motor boat ride through the canals was super! Francesca's knowledge was excellent and not overbearing. Great job, thanks, Burton Ptopp

Anna Marie Amor

United States
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Tour: #217608, Venice ghost tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Wow! I booked this tour for my kids who I felt will enjoy the ghost stories. Francesca is a fun upbeat storyteller. We saw parts of Venice that we would not have seen if not for this tour. Most importantly, Francesca shared interesting insights that one can only learn from a Venetian. I highly recommend this tour to first time visitors of Venice, and visitors who wants a unique tour. My adult kids were so happy that I booked Francesca. She is a passionate guide and kept us intrigued.

W. Robert Smith

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr smith, I'm really sorry because you're right, I had to send you an email to alert you about the switch, but I passed yesterday in hospital making exams and I couldn't use the phone. I apologize and thanks for your patience Francesca

Carey D.

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Our tour with Francesca was fantastic!! She was sweet, funny, and extremely knowledgeable. The tour provided so much more than a typical "tourist" experience. Francesca really made Venice memorable for us - we highly recommend her!

Linda K.

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/17

We had such a fun day with Francesca! She took us for a walking tour that covered many of the out of the way neighborhoods and also some of the main attractions. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and about history-and had a way of sharing the history that made it sound like a funny or interesting story rather than like something from a textbook. We only had one day in the area, but after our time with Francesca we felt we'd seen a good cross section of Venice and enjoyed every moment of it

John Purdam

United Kingdom
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/17

There is nothing Francesca doesn't know about the city of Venice. She ensured we visited all the sights and gave us excellent commentary along the way. Her open and friendly approach made all the difference to our day. She also offered good advice on what we may have liked to do on the rest of the trip.

John Evans

United Kingdom
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Tour: #280345, Another Venice: Dorsoduro, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/17

Absolutely excellent. So knowledgeable and so friendly. Francesca made my afternoon in Venice come alive, I will definitely use her again when we return to Venice.

Joann Bush

United States
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Tour: #218420, Venice Ghetto, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

Outstanding tour with outstanding guide

Peter Hennings

Australia
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 18/17

Valerie M.

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

Francesca was great. She adapted the tour to the sites that were open and close to closing along with the remaining sites we wanted to see. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about the history of Venice and it's amazing sites.

Anthony Leonard

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

Francesca was very knowledgeable of the area and was able to share much of the history of Venice. It was an excellent introduction to the city, and she easily connected with all members of group, ages 15 to 75. Thank you for an enjoyable morning.

Allison Obico

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Francesca is super friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time with her. She's a great tour guide and I highly recommend her!

Caroline Brown

United States
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Tour: #285347, A trip in Murano, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

We did a trip to Murano with Francesca, and her enthusiasm for the history and beauty of Venice is infectious. All three generations (teenagers, parents, and grandparents) loved her. I highly recommend her to anyone visiting Venice.

Michael Goefron

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 7/17

Francesca was a fantastic guide. She was very knowledgeable and very considerate of the special needs that my husband had. She was a lot of fun too, telling us great stories about Venice and giving a real personal, local feel to the tour. We look forward to our next tour with her.

Jennifer Chan

United States
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Tour: #280344, Full Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 18/17

Sandra Bradfield

Australia
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 2/17

This was a fabulous tour! Francesca has in depth knowledge of history and art and a deep passion for her work which she generously shared with us. Our family of 4 including two teenagers were enthralled with Francesca's commentary. We learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the secret Doge's palace. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Venice.

Tim Pimentel

United States
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Tour: #218419, The secret Doge's palace and Venice ghost tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 26/16

Francesa was awesome! She was very knowledgeable and my family absolutely enjoyed every minute of both our tours. Very accommodating.

Deborah H.

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 14/16

This was a wonderful tour! My husband and I has some difficulty getting to Venice due to weather but Francesca made all the hassle worth it. She is extremely knowledgeable about the city, the sights and the local food and beverage scene. We loved it and would HIGHLY recommend Francesca!!

Charles T.

United States
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Tour: Another Venice; Dorsoduro, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Date: Oct 21/16

Francesca was excellent. Not only was her English very good but she also is extremely well organized and knowledgeable. She was also very proactive. My wife uses a wheelchair and Francesca was able to get us into elevators while avoiding long lines throughout all of our tours. She was also of great assistance in arranging for a porter to get our baggage from the hotel to our water transfer. I highly recommend her as a tour guide.

Charles T.

United States
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Tour: Neoclassical Venice: Correr Museum and the Theatre la Fenice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Date: Oct 21/16

Francesca is an excellent tour guide. She was able to take us through the major attractions while avoiding long lines and crowds. My wife uses a wheelchair when we travel. Francesca was able to get us to the elevators at all of the major attractions . She is very well-informed about Venice, it's art and history. She also was valuable in making transfer arrangements to get our baggage from the hotel to our water transfer.

Charles T.

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

Francesca is an excellent tour guide. She was able to avoid long lines for us and get us into the major attractions without delay. My wife uses a wheelchair when we travel. Francesca was able to quickly And easily get us to the elevators in all of the main tourist attractions. She was invaluable in arranging for our baggage transfer at the end of our two days of touring with her. She is extremely knowledgeable concerning Venice, it's art and history.I highly recommend her as a tour guide for Venice

Charles T.

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

Francesca is an excellent tour guide. We booked a total of four Tours with her over the course of two days. My wife uses a wheelchair when we travel. Francesca was able to get us into all of the major attractions, bypassing lines and locating and getting elevator passage for us. She was invaluable and arranging for the transfer of our luggage from our hotel to our water transport at the end of our two days of touring with her. I highly recommend her as a Venice tour guide .

Pallavi Anand

India
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

We loved our tour with Francesca, who is an outstanding guide. She has a bubbly and fun personality and helps understand the history, culture, quirks and lifestyle of venice beautifully. Her tour planned for us was perfect and her explanation was in detail and with patience. There was no question Francesca could not answer and we laughed and were left in aw of all things we heard and saw in Venice with Francesca. I would highly recommend Francesca. Do not hesitate for a second to book your tour with her.

Fred Berger

Gloucester Point, VA, United States
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Tour: #237447, Private guided tour of Castello district and Arsenale, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

This was the second tour we took with Francesca and will not be the last. She is a great tour guide who really loves Venice. She showed us sights we had been looking for over several past visits. We were well off the beaten path and were amazed by what Francesca showed us. I would recommend this tour and Francesca to every visitor to Venice.

Fred Berger

Gloucester Point, VA, United States
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Tour: #217608, Venice ghost tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

Francesca is a super tour guide. She is extremely personable and really knows Venice. We had a great time on the tour and learned a lot about the town at night. I would recommend this tour to first time visitors and people who have been to Venice more than once. We have visited Venice several times and didn't know the places Francesca showed us even existed. Highly recommend!!!!

Deborah Alexander

Lake Charles, LA, United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/16

We were on a cruise and had only one afternoon tour to see the important sites of Venice. Francesca was wonderful taking us to the palace giving a very detailed history which was fascinating. We toured St Mark's church and the Rialto bridge. But what was unique about her tour was she took us off the beaten path to see more of the native Venice. You must book her well in advance since she is such a great guide. and in demand. I would highly recommend her for a tour of Venice she is very knowledgable.

Karen Walkowski

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners and the Jewish Ghetto, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/16

A private tour of Venice is the absolute only way to truly appreciate the richness of Venice. Francesca customized our day to exactly the requests we made and she made the special effort to ensure we saw parts of the city that tourists would not see. We particularly enjoyed the tour of the Jewish Ghetto. I will definitely recommend Francesca to my travel agent who sends many clients to Venice!

Marylou Bumgarner

United States
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Tour: #217609, Venice from water private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/16

Francesca gave us a fabulous private tour around Venice. We explored local places and learned not only outstanding info re Venice's history but how the everyday people live today (ie 80% of the workers do not live IN Venice). She was so knowledgeable and could answer every question that we asked.

Lisa Blair

United States
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/16

Francesca was a GREAT guide!! She organized our tour so that we were able to bypass the lines. I highly recommend her!!!

Nina M.

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/16

Francesca took us to the heart of Venice. It was nice to see through the bridges and the canals and buildings other than St. Mark's and the Doge's palace. She was quite knowledgeable of Venice. The skip the line to St. Mark's cathedral helped a lot. I would suggest she carry a flag or an umbrella to help us follow her in a big crowd. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you so much, Francesca.

Warren Rauhe

United States
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Tour: #215881, Venice for beginners, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

Enjoyable 2 hours and very informative. Really saw some of the non-tourist areas even though the city was full of them.

Clare Lancaster

Italy
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Tour: #215882, Golden Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/16

Could not have had a better guide. Francesca is very educated and knowedgeable about Venice, it's history and today. Francesca and her family live and work in Venice which is very helpful. She is very personable and was extremely interested in meeting our requests. She also was able to insert her local knowledge and suggestions when she thought it would be helpful,