Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Venice-Italy by Tour Guide Giovanna (Guide #21644)


Bob Graham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #300467, Venice Introduction Walk Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Very knowledgeable and friendly.

Anna Lerner

Canada
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Tour: #412646, Visit of the Jewish Ghetto, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

Giovanna was courteous informative and very thorough in her tour and explanations . She was truly a pleasure. Thanks for a great experience. Anna and Harvey

Ira Kasdan

United States
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Tour: #300467, Venice Introduction Walk Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

Giovanna is extremely knowledgeable. She gave us a good overview of Venice and the main parts of the city. In the relatively short time we had, she pointed out many interesting sites and did an excellent job explaining the history and importance of each of them.

David Martin

Mississauga, ON, Canada
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Tour: #306133, From Saint Mark to Dorsoduro: Venice off the beaten track. Walking tour for David Martin, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

Giovanna is very knowledgeable about and loves Venice. We enjoyed her warm and gentle personality. A very well paced afternoon.

Nadia Califaretti

Canada
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Tour: #306132, Venice Highlights, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

Giovanna was punctual, friendly and knowledgeable. She provided tips on being a considerate tourist, as well as on how to use the vaporetto, where to eat, and other top sites in the city. Her knowledge of history was extensive. She was kind to our children and included everyone in the fun. It was a wonderful introductory tour of several Venetian neighbourhoods!

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #306133, Visit of Ca' Rezzonico, the museum of the 18th century, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Outstanding guide. Gives more information than most. Fun person very knowledgeable would definitely hire again

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #306133, Visit of the Accademia Gallery, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Giovanna is an outstanding guide. This is our 2nd time to Venice. We found her the first time and she was available again so we booked for our 4 days in Venice. Very knowledgeable cares about her clients gears her tours to our needs. My husband is disabled we got into exhibits not for general public. Highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jo, Thank you. It was great to see you again! You also made me approach Venice with different 'eyes'... Giovanna

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Outstanding guide full of information over and above. My husband is disabled over and above helpful highly recommended

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: Visit of the Jewish Ghetto, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Date: Jul 4/18

Outstanding tour very knowledgeable highly recommend this is the 2nd trip to Venice. Based on our first trip, we rehired Giovanna

Kathleen R.

United States
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Tour: #306133, Venice off the beaten track: a walking tour through Dorsoduro for Kathleen Ragan, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Giovanna is wonderful! Very knowledgeable. Interesting. She took us to the out of the way places, even showed us the school she went to! Very off the beaten track. Very interesting. She is also very helpful (she helped arrange a taxi for us for later). The tour was everything I had hoped for and my daughter loved it very much and that is really what I wanted!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen, thank you! You and your daughter are very special people! I am happy our paths have crossed!

Elizabeth Campbell

United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elisabeth! I look forward to seeing you next time in Venice! Giovanna

James Maurer

United States
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Tour: #412647, Private visit of the Accademia Gallery, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Giovanna was terrific. Her tour made the Accademia museum more interesting than I would have imagined. She provided insight and her knowledge of Venice and art was clearly demonstrated. She has great interpersonal and communications skills. Both I and my (lovely) wife were able to understand Giovanna clearly. Spending time with Giovanna helped increase our appreciation of what Venice has to offer. Thanks for a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James, your quick understanding and your sense of humour made my time with you and your wife light and pleasant! Giovanna

Elizabeth Campbell

United States
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Tour: #306133, Venice off the beaten track: a walking tour through Dorsoduro, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katie! You are a smart young girl and I wish you a great success in life! Giovanna

Jill Sautin

United States
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Tour: #300467, Venice Introduction Walk Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Giovanna is wonderful, knowledgeable and informative. I very much enjoyed my walking tour around Venice. She pointed out good places to go too. Very nice person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jill! I've enjoyed being with you very much :) I hope the rest of your stay in Venice has been pleasant

Declan Mahar

United States
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Tour: #300467, Venice Introduction Walk Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 13/17

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!

Gabriela Brunner

Switzerland
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace for Gabriela Brunner, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 25/17

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 Zobel

Hillsboro Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #306132, Venice Highlights, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 8/17

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.

Kerr Graham

Canada
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Tour: #306132, Venice Highlights, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

an excellent tour with a charming, helpful and extremely knowledgeable lady -- highly recommended

Carol Olson

Cincinnati, OH, United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

Leslie Sojka

United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

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 Trust

United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

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-Jennings

United Kingdom
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Tour: #300467, Venice Introduction Walk Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

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.

Katie Rothfield

Australia
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Tour: #306132, Venice Highlights, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

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

Steven Linhart

Australia
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Tour: #300467, Private walk through the main central districts, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Lovely lady with extensive and interesting information of Venice, very helpful. Couldn't ask for anything more. Thankyou.

Jane Dickerson

United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/17

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 Adams

United States
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Tour: #304552, Venice Introduction Walk and Boat Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/17

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 Creedon

United States
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Tour: #300467, Venice Introduction Walk Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/17

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 Jacob

United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/17

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 Rodden

United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

Great guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great clients ;)

Thomas Tachovsky

United States
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Tour: #300468, St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 4/17

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!