Skai SchwartzUnited States
She took us all around Venice on foot and by boat and taught us how to use the boat bus on our own. She also gave us a wonderful tour of Morano Glass.
Lisa P.United States
What a wonderful walking tour today with Giovanna. It was everything I had hoped for! Not only is she a delight to be with, but Giovanna clearly and effortlessly answered all of my many questions about Venetian history and contemporary culture. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Lauren NoonanUnited States
Our day with Giovanna was fabulous and the best way to get acquainted with part of Venice off the beaten path. We saw 4 of the 6 districts on our walking tour, gained countless bits of history and insight into Venetian life from Giovanna. She was interesting to listen to, fun to spend a day with and helpful for making suggestions for the rest of our time in Venice. We would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to spend the day with a friendly and knowledgeable guide!
Tony BrayUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour full of relevant information. Giovanna ( our guide) was brilliant and set the pace / route so that my 85 year old mum could manage. She took very good care of us :) Higly recommend her and the tour.
Elizabeth KidderUnited States
We could not recommend Giovanna more highly. My son spent 10 days in Venice in Sept. for his honeymoon and Giovanna was their guide for two days. We had spent a day with her the previous year and knew that she was special. My son's wife has a sight disability and Giovanna customized a tour to meet their specific needs. She made sure that they were oriented so that they could comfortably spend the rest of their visit on their own. She is personable, adaptable and just a wonderful person to be with.
Giovanna was an absolute pleasure conducting a personally guided tour of Burano and Murano for my wife. She was at all times pleasant, polite and highly knowledgeable making a fun and informative day even better. We would heartily recommend her to anyone visiting Venice!
Richard MaasChandler, ARIZONA, United States
A wonderful day on our first visit to Venice. Giovanna was amazing and extremely knowledgeable about the city and its history. My parents can't stop talking about how beautiful Venice is and how thankful they are that we had the perfect local guide to show us the sights and to make recommendations for the rest of our stay. We would definitely recommend Tours by Locals and Giovanna for anyone who is looking for the best way to see and learn about this wonderful city!!
Great Day with Giovanna! Our family of 4 (with 14 and 17 year old) was scheduled to set out on one of Venice's rainest days this summer when Giovanna met us & suggested we do the tour the next day instead. From her flexibility to providing a wealth of knowledge as you toured some of the landmark sites in Venice you can't go wrong with Giovanna! Thank you for sharing your city with us for the day!
Rachael ScherUnited States
Such a lively and animated guide. Very fun from the first moment. Animated to the younger ones in our group. She mixed fun things with factual things and kept it light and fun! Would absolutely recommend
Preston John MurphyUnited States
Justin DunieUnited States
One word **EXTRAORDINARY** Extremely accommodating, customer-centric, knowledgeable and all around superb! Giovanna is a gem and went out of her way to ensure we had the best possible experience in Venice even in the middle of a terrible heatwave. Highly recommend! Thanks, Deb and Justin Dunie
Matthias JaffeUnited States
Giovnna was great communicating ahead of the day of the tour, punctual in receiving us and energetic and full of enthusiasm in her guiding
Hal KellyUnited States
Sheilagh GerberUnited States
We loved our time with Giovanna. She's extremely personable, knowledgeable, and worked with our preferences. She met us at the AIRBNB we were staying and showed us the Venice only the locals know. We couldn't have had a better experience. She shared with us so many interesting facts about the Venezian people and their culture, taught us how to manage the vaporetto while we waited, and explained all the Cicchetti options which was a little confusing for non-Italian speakers. Worth every euro!!
David N.United States
Great day with Giovanna. Very knowledgeable about the local Venice history. She made the tour fun. Also had a good time in Murano. Would definitely recommend.
Jeff JohnsonUnited States
Four of us spent the entire day with the charming and extremely knowledgeable Giovanna in a custom orientation tour of Venice. While we had a predetermined itinerary, Giovanna added some wonderful additions that really gave us a good sense of this beautiful city. She also helped us with practical matters and went out of her way to assist us with some other reservations that we wanted to do. I cannot recommend her enough and our enjoyment of Venice was so enhanced by her time with us.
Huw PritchardUnited Kingdom
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Ruth FlackUnited Kingdom
Giovanna was simply brilliant as a guide to Venice. Being Venetian her knowledge of the area and its history is fascinating. I booked Giovanna for three days (a few hours each day) to show myself and my mother around, it was worth every penny! She is fabulous, her spoken English is the best and she has a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend her.
Richard HochhauserUnited States
Fabulous Murano experience
Barbara LeeUnited States
Our family group of 4 enjoyed our tour of Doge's Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica, and some back streets of Venice with Giovanna. She is an especially well-educated tour guide with a very sweet personality.
Teresa RobertsonUnited States
Giovanna did a great job showing our group of 8 around Venice. The rain didn't slow her down! We covered so much of the city. She gave us great tips on what to do and where to eat the next day. The warning about the Acqua Alta the next morning was very helpful. Thank you for your tour.
Pete BergmannUnited States
Giovanna was simply the best! "An Unforgettable Day - Venice and Murano" is the perfect description for our tour. Giovanna was enthusiastic, engaging and extremely knowledgable. She led our group at an enjoyable pace, guiding us through the use of the water bus system, exploring both the iconic attractions as well as the back streets of Venice. We took 5 yours tours in Italy, all from Fluent English tour guides and Giovanna was the most fluent. Even got a deal on Murano glass because of her connection
Karen Burgess-KohnUnited States
Giovanna was such a delightful and knowledgeable person and helped us negotiate what we wanted to see in Venice during the short time our ship was docked there. I appreciated her willingness to meet us at the ship and take us back there rather than having us find our own way to the Grand Canal.
Ekaterina AronovUnited States
Beth LoweUnited States
As we already had general knowledge of the subject, plus the information available on our self guided synagogue tour, there was some, but not a lot of added value for the price. The tour seemed too long. Giovanna was prompt, professional and spoke English well.
Elizabeth HosmerUnited States
Giovanna was very flexible, allowing us to customize our tour to fit our time constraints. We learned so much from her - the history of Venice, the construction methods, and the best day to buy fish at the market. We walked through streets off the beaten path, seeing the true Venice that we never would have seen without a local guide. Her knowledge of Venice is extensive, and her enthusiasm is contagious. I would take another tour with Giovanna without hesitation.
Branko GegichUnited States
Giovanna was everything we had hoped for as our Venice guide. Her local knowledge and historical descriptions were incredible. She was very accommodating to us in adapting our tour to our interests. By the end of our tour, she was our "friend" as much as our guide. I would definitely refer her to anyone who is visiting Venice.
Cathy A HurleyUnited States
We Adored Giovanna from the moment we met her. She is intelligent, energetic, and lots of fun. She knows every inch of Venice. Our entire day was as close to magical as a day can get. Giovanna has great knowledge of art and history which she studied at University. She taught us so much about buildings and places we were seeing. She was able to take us to less touristy areas of Venice which was a delight. We hope to return to Venice to take more tours with Giovanna. Much Love to you! Cathy & Murray
John SofleyUnited States
Giovanna was a excellent guide. She was very informative as she guided us around the City. We had a group of four and she took time to talk with everyone and find out their interests. Her personality was bubbly and her knowledge of Venice seemed unending. She showed us not only the sites you would expect, but also showed us sites that are not in the "tourist" areas. She even took the time at end of tour to make sure we knew where and how to get to the train station for our departure. Just excellent.