Connie KnapperUnited States
Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! Giovanna went above and beyond my expectations. Hard for us to let her return home at the end of the tour. We just wanted her to keep her wonderful sense of humor and entertaining stories close the entire trip. Thanks Giovanna.
Annie HallUnited States
Robyn WeinerUnited States
This was our first time using Tours By Locals and we were so thrilled with the experience and Giovanna! She met us promptly at our hotel and escorted us to Murano. We visited a glass blowing factory and learned about the process and the town. She was so knowledgeable, articulate, and personable. We had such a great afternoon and enthusiastically recommend her.
Robert SchmauderUnited States
Ray D.United States
Giovanna was brilliant at guiding us around murano keeping us informed and entertained...she went out of her way to bring us to a gallery we were trying to find and even stayed to help with translation ....she went over and beyond in helping us
Giovanna's a lovely guide who helped my family of 5 become a little more acquainted with Venice. It was interesting to see glass blowing and I'm glad we had a local to walk us through it, preventing us falling into any tourist traps.. (Beware the hard sell by the glass merchant who guides you through the glass blowing). Giovanna's knowledge of the local fish at the massive fish market was impressive. I highly recommend to do this on your first few days in Venice.
Audrey TheisUnited States
This tour is outstanding! It's the best of both worlds - using public transport so the cost is lower than by private boat, but with a very experienced guide so you get a private tour of this special island. Giovanna was very accommodating to my 11 year-old granddaughter, and created many fun experiences for her - like going to a local grocery store to be able to buy a special candy not available in the U.S. I highly recommend this tour and special guide.
Derek PardeeUnited States
Darryn WolffSan Francisco, CA, United States
Words to describe Giovanna: prepared, knowledgeable, informative, patient, accommodating, and all around a wonderful person. If you're going to Venice use her. You won't regret it. We had 3 separate tours with her and wish we had more. Thanks for everything Giovanna.
Norman BrickmanUnited States
This was the second tour of the day that we took with Giovanna and it was also as enjoyable and insightful as the first. Giovanna has a wealth of knowledge that she enjoys sharing with her guests and we greatly appreciated it. We highly recommend her services.
Giovanna conducted us on an eclectic tour of Venice designed just for us. We travelled all over the islands and truly felt like Venetians by the end! As tourists with a background in architecture and art history, we were impressed with the depth and breadth of her knowledge. We also loved her willingness to answer all our varied questions on Italian life in general!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer and Ian, thanks a lot for your great feedback and especially for the interest you showed in the tour! The day I spent with you was just great!
Jane DickersonUnited States
Giovanna is a wonderful guide. She arranged for me to watch the glass artisans at work, a tour of the gallery, visits to two churches, and a stop for a glass of Proseco-All this without being rushed or hurried. She is so knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Venice. She provided me with a map of the water bus routes and made sure that I was comfortable using the vaporetto. Thank you Giovanna for a lovely afternoon in Murano!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jane for the stars!! it was a pleasure being with you!
Diane A.United Kingdom
Giovanna was an absolute wonder of a tour guide for our trip to Murano. She arranged for a private glass factory tour and guided us through two churches on the island. She provided maps for each of us, hosted an expresso rest stop, helped us with a pharmacy purchase, made sure that we found the water taxi stand that we needed - without rushing us a single time. She was an amazing combination of guide and friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, thank you so much for your nice feedback! I am really glad you enjoyed the tour!