Declan MaharUnited States
Giovanna was terrific, She is a story teller that weaves in history, architecture, religion, culture to teach you with out even realizing how much you are learning. I wished we had even more time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you Declan! This sounds like a 'coming back'...? Hope the rest of your journey is going well!
Giovanna was a super friendly, very knowledge and an easy to talk to guide. With our art and design backgrounds and our love for history we had high expectations and hopes to get as much background information as we could. We were not disappointed at the end. The 3 hours went way to quickly and I could have walked the streets with her for another three hours. I would definitely ask her again to be our guide again. We hope to be back in Venice soon again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Gabriela. You and your daughter were superb listeners. I do hope too to meet you again in the future!
Robert ZobelHillsboro Beach, FL, United States
Extremely knowledgable but focused her comments on areas where she discerned we had the greatest interest. Giovanna went out of here way to make sure we got the full experience from our tour, even though it ran a little longer than we had planned.
an excellent tour with a charming, helpful and extremely knowledgeable lady -- highly recommended
Carol OlsonCincinnati, OH, United States
Leslie SojkaUnited States
Giovanna has a tremendous breadth of knowledge, and deep insight into both the artistic and cultural life of Venice during its glory days, and helped us understand how the Republic survived and flourished for 3 centuries, until the advent of Napoleon. Personally, she was warm and friendly while still managing to convey to us a wealth of information about Saint Mark's Square and Cathedral, as well as the Doge's Palace, all of which we toured with her. She was an absolutely first rate guide and docent.
Jo TrustUnited States
Giovanna was probably the best guide we have ever had She was incredibly knowledgeable. My husband is a history buff so they exchanged knowledge. We will ask for her again next time we visit Venice
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jo, I've learned a lot from your husband, too!!! Hope to see you back in Venice then :)
Keri Negron-JenningsUnited Kingdom
Giovanna was a great tour guide. We had a wonderful tour and would highly recommend this great walking tour . We had a range of ages including 2 children and she was lovely with all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are a lovely family! I had great fun in walking you around Venice.
Our guide Giovanna was fabulous, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and provided a lovely tour. I give a low rating as I don't believe there was value for money. On top of the U.S $497, we had to pay for tickets and for queue jumping.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katie, It has been a pleasure for me to guide your nice family around Venice and to try to adapt the tour to your expectations and needs. I am a little bit sad though, for having received a low rate. In the tour description, it appears clearly what is included and what is not included in the tour. It was stated that extras like the entrances to the museum and to the church were not included. Thank you for the feedback I hope you had a safe trip back home! Giovanna
Lovely lady with extensive and interesting information of Venice, very helpful. Couldn't ask for anything more. Thankyou.
Jane DickersonUnited States
I visited Venice last year and saw St. Mark's on my own. I chose to have Giovanna be my guide this year and I am so glad that I did! She gave a such a depth of understanding to the history of Venice as well as the church and palace. I saw and learned more in a few hours with her than I did last year in two days on my own! Thanks, Giovanna, for a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jane, your words are touching... Giovanna
Jeff AdamsUnited States
Giovanna was great. She knows so much about Venetian history and is also very personable. I forgot to tell my two adult daughters what to wear to get in St. Mark's and she did everything she could to get us in. If you like history, I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff!
Michael CreedonUnited States
Giovanna was the best! My wife and I had a great informative tour. First of all she was kind enough to meet us at our apartment. It was paced perfectly not too fast or too slow. She took us to all the great spots but knew how to avoid the crowds to get there. She also showed us a great outdoor market when we asked for where to get some good vegetables. She could not have been any more informative or helpful, she even guided us back to the market and made sure we were able to make it back to our apartment
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, you both are enthusiastic and polite, it has been a pleasure to tour you in my home town. I've learned from you as well :) I hope you are enjoying the rest of your tour. Giovanna
Robert JacobUnited States
Giovanna is an outstanding guide (and we had hired many). She is well informed and her presentation is fresh, informative and exciting. Her English speaking skill is excellent and she is friendly and charming. We say that's a ten star rating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert, you are curious travellers and sensitive observers. You've made my day :)
Dolores RoddenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great clients ;)
Thomas TachovskyUnited States
Giovana was excellent. She provided exactly the information we needed to understand what she was showing us. The historical detail provided was particularly valuable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas, it has been my pleasure to tour you!