Bill McGorriganUnited Kingdom
This was a very well planned and interesting tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the Murano Glass was amazing. Nicoletta was very well informed and good company. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Bill! It had been a pleasure!
Ed McAniffUnited States
We couldn't have been more satisfied. Nicoletta was flexible and designed the tour around our desires. She was smart, very upbeat, casual, friendly and flexible.
Allen NatowUnited States
Very knowledgeable and informative. Gave a great tour based on my personal preferences, on the fly, as she got to know me during the tour. Fully fluent in English
Basia LeafferUnited States
My husband and I spent four delightful hours with Nicoletta. She took us to Academia and to Scuola Grande di San Rocco. She was wonderfully knowledgeable and with a light touch, enlightening. Nicoletta is also very pleasant and we learned from her a lot about life in Venice in addition to the art.
David PeterUnited States
David PeterUnited States
We had an amazing day with Nicoletta. She showed us more than we could have discovered in 3 days by ourselves! She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and area as well as recent politics. Extremely interesting and fun time.
Christian Pedemonte del CastilloMexico
Nicoletta is a true professional guide, her attentiveness to the interests and questions of every member of our group was remarkable. An excellent attitude and a clear conveyance of her guidance (in two of our groups's languages) is beyond commendable. Thanks to toursbylocals and chapeaux to Nicoletta...
Sal PellaUnited States
Nicoletta was excellant. She was prompt and very knowledgable. We enjoyed the tour very much and would highly recommend her
Nicoletta is very knowledgeable, helpful. She told us lots of interesting stories. We very much enjoyed her choice of finger food. A little negative comment on the trip to Murano. We felt like we were pushed to purchase.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ton, thank you for your review!!! I’m so sorry about Murano, usually I receive good feedback on that factory, that’s why I keep bringing my people there... Anyway, I’ve already spoken with the responsible and with the vendor, too, this sort of thing haven’t to happen anymore :-( I’m very sorry... Take care, Nicoletta
Sara BertinUnited Kingdom
Nicoletta - was a great guide for our afternoon at Doge's Palace and St Mark's - arrived on time and described and showed us around both of these venues. Nicoletta - also walked us to where we needed to be later in the afternoon pointing our interesting places to see and eat. All 7 of us had a great afternoon of learning about her city - Venice, thank you for a wonderful time Leah & party
Steve ComanUnited States
Nicoletta was a wonderful guide. She met us at our hotel at the assigned time and we hit it off right away. Since we had been in Venice for 1 &1/2 days already she took us to areas we had not visited yet and gave us some excellent shopping and restaurant suggestions. We appreciated her knowledge of Venitian history and architecture and would definitely recommend her to others.
Roger ZacherUnited States
Great tour guide, full of lots of history pertaining Venice. Very personable, would recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Roger!
Kevin BassettUnited Kingdom
Nicoletta is an excellent guide, who provided fantastic historical understanding of Venice. Would highly recommend. Thanks for a great introduction to your city. ����
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was my pleasure :-) Enjoy your day and evening in Treviso... Forza Cardiff ;-)
Mary Jo GeorgeUnited States
Nicoletta did a wonderful job, we covered a lot of Venice, from Milano, to St.Marks, Rialto Bridge, crossing the Grande canal, walking thru the Jewish quarter. We covered so much in a 1/2 day tour!! I'd recommend Nicoletta again, and again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Mary! Take care and... come back soon ;-)
Patricia DashUnited States
Wonderful and very knowledgeable guide! Nicoletta gave an amazing walking tour and kept us away from the crowds (as much as was possible in Venice). The boat tour was a great way to finish things off and gave us a real taste for the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Ti was my pleasure :-))
Philippe ContentUnited States
Nicoletta did a great job. She was 10-15min late because of traffic and called us in advance. She more than made up for it. I had already visited Venice in the past and knew certain things, she gave us all kinds of insights and her explanations were spot on. I would certainly recommend her. She is extremely familiar with the area and can get you into any museum in Venice. My two daughters had a blast and my wife was very happy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Philippe! I wait for you and for all tour friends in Venice :-)
Joseph MeyerUnited States
Nicoletta was wonderful. My family including my wife and two teenage daughters ages 15 and 18 had a fantastic introduction to Venice. We had an abbreviated six hour tour because of issues with the timing of our ferry arrival and Nicoletta skillfully was able to make changes to our plan and without feeling rushed we completed much of what we wanted to see. Her knowledge and explanation of the history was excellent. My entire family can't wait to return and have Nicoletta show us more of Venice!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Joseph! I wait for you and your beautiful family soon... You know where to find me ;-)
David FerranUnited States
My wife and I spent the most fantastic day with Nicoletta in Venice . She had a tremendous way of teaching us about the history of Venice, its foods and its culture that made learning fun and enjoyable. Her knowledge is incredible. We found out that she first spent four years earning her undergraduate degree/arts in Venice and then spent three more years studying for the tour guide exam. She is a native of the region going back for many generations and it shows. You will surely love her and the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a wonderful review, David! Thank you!! It really portrays yourself and Paula... I had a great time with you. Come back soon!! :-)
Michael DiazUnited States
She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely went away with great knowledge and understanding of Venice. Had 16 and 18 year old girls along with us and they loved it. Would definitely come back to her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure! You know where to find me ;-)
Brenda AmbuehlUnited States
Nicoletta was a lovely, knowledgeable tour guide in Venice! She took us through all of the back streets and helped orient us on our first day there! We all LOVED Murano and the family glass making factory we saw up close! Thank you for a wonderful tour of Venice Nicoletta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Brenda!
Judith S.United States
Nicoletta is totally familiar with Venetian history, archtecture, art, and geography. We scheduled a four hour boat and walking tour of some of the residential neighborhoods, and she displayed great skill and knowledge of every obscure corner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Judith! :-)
Robert E. MitchellHenderson, KY, United States
Nicoletta was amazing and we had an incredible tour with her in Venice by boat and by walking in the hidden and off the beaten path areas of Venice. These hidden gems were wonderful to see and experience and were truly something to see. Nicoletta was very professional, kind, friendly and knowledgeable. She is an fantastic tour guide and we would strongly recommend her to anyone who is visiting Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!!
Robert E. MitchellHenderson, KY, United States
Nicoletta was amazing and we had an incredible visit to Murano, Burano and Torcello. The glass factory tour and show room in Murano was truly something to see. She knew where the great lace shops were on Burano and the bakery she took us to for a quick snack was wonderful. Nicoletta was very professional, kind, friendly and knowledgeable. She is an fantastic tour guide and we would strongly recommend her to anyone who is visiting Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Robert, for your beautiful review! It was a great pleasure:-)
George S.United States
Carol FrimmerUnited States
Five stars! Perfect English, so knowledgeable and charming. Very flexible and understanding when our 12 year old granddaughter lacked enthusiasm for parts of the tour. Personally enjoyed being with her and learning about Venetian life. Can't recommend her highly enough. Carol F
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Carol. I really enjoyed the time spent with you, too. And... Don't worry for your granddaughter... She is 12... Finally, we've found something she enjoyed, and this was great!! Take care!
Elisa CampbellUnited States
This is the only way to tour Venice. Nicoletta was an awesome tour guide and having her as a tour guide help us get through the lines at St. Marks square. Her knowledge of Venice was top notch. One of our favorite experiences was taking the taxi to the Murano glass factory. The private tour of the factory made us feel special. Thanks again for your personal time it our visit memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You ARE special!!! :-) Best xxxxx
Carol LiftpnUnited States
Nicoletta was very knowledgeable and friendly. Her insights about St Marks Basilica were really interesting and a highlight of our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Carol!
Laura BrownUnited States
Nicoletta met us on time and showed us 2 museums: dell'Accademia and Ca'Rezzonico. We spent about 2 hours in each place. She was friendly, articulate and an excellent English speaker. An actual art historian who studied in Venice, she was able to tell us in detail about the artists we saw, their techniques, their style, and the history in which their paintings were created, which was what we'd hoped for. The mystery surrounding a painting by Giorgione, done over another canvas, was especially intriguing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Laura!! You were two very stimulating listeners ;-) Just to be precise ;-) The Giorgione's painting was not painted over another canvas: Giorgione did it on that canvas, then he painted some different details changing completely its meaning. It had been wonderful to meet you! Thank you!!! :-)
Susie MillerUnited States
Ralph HymerUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Nicoletta she was outstanding! She was waiting for us at our hotel when we arrived from the cruise ship. She was very informative, knowledgeable and accommodating. She took us for a private tour of a glass factory in Murano to see how they make the blown glass and it was outstanding experience. We really enjoyed our time with Nicoletta and would highly recommend her for a tour of Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this beautiful review. You have a wonderful family!! :-)
Ather WilliamsUnited States
Excellent knowledge of Venice and stores. Led us to marvelous sights, short cuts and delicious restaurants. Highly recommend her!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ather! It was a pleasure, I had two very good days with you, you are a fantastic couple! Thank you
Ather WilliamsUnited States
Nicolette is the best guide. She is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and made our tours the best. Highly recommend her
Brittney PowlessonUnited States
We had a fantastic tour with Nickoletta. She was able to accommodate our request for a 50 minute boat tour, showed us the main attractions and was very patient with us as we were distracted with all the lovely shops. At our request, she also introduced us to shops that she herself frequents and we were able to purchase beautiful items that we would not have found on our own. The flexibility to create our own itenerary was what drew us to ToursByLocals and we would highly recommend Nickoletta! 10 stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brittney, for your beautiful review!!! I feel lucky to have met you and your sister, too... I hope to have the possibility to meet the rest of your family, in future ;-) Take care!
Constance NicholsUnited States
Nicoletta made Venice come alive. Thank you so much for your depth of knowledge not only of the art and the architecture but also of the politics of Venice both historical and modern day. Such a great day and absolutely spectacular explanations and descriptions of all we were seeing. Thank you so much Nicoletta. We had a fabulous time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Constance!
We had a great time. Nicoletta is very knowledgeable and flexible. She modifies your agenda to accommodate what you want to see and do. Torcello is probably the island that is more unknown but it was my favorite. Well worth it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Louise!! :-)
Enrique JaverSan Antonio, V REGIÓN, Chile
Punctuality, very nice and prepared, thanks Nicoletta, I would recommend it anyway Thank you very much Enrique Javer
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Javier! :-)
Richard WiseUnited Kingdom
We have travelled all over the world and never met a guide as lovely, as competent, as helpful and as inspiring as Nicoletta. She put together a marvelous itinerary for us and then began to subtly change it as she sensed what our interests were - bringing us to see things and hear things about them that kept us in seemingly endless delight and wonder.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you, Richard. I hope To meet you again, soon... The pleasure was mine. I wait for you and Charlotte, Thank you!
We loved Nicoletta, on time, friend,y, courteis . So knowledgeable of the history ofVenkce.so capable of setting a context for what we were walking through. Good sense of humour, affable, interested in us and what we wanted to discover . Fantastic, look no further . Howard
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Howard. It was a great pleasure.
Era FarnsworthUnited States
We were a group of 5 and all of us are agreed that Nicoletta was a fabulous guide; very well-informed, intelligent, organized and charming, a very nice person. Nicoletta has a strong art history background. She is Venetian herself, and is passionate about Venice and Venetian art; she was able to answer all of our questions. We emailed a little beforehand about our interests and she found the perfect things to show us. Highly recommended. We would not hesitate to contact her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Era, it has been really exciting to organise the right itinerary for you and your friends, and to answer all of your interesting questions. I'm glad you had appreciate the tour. Thank you very much for having booked with me, I hope to see you again, soon.
Richard HallUnited States
Nicoletta was great. We had several different things we wanted to see that were off the beaten path and she put together a nice day for us, including taking us to some of her favorite places to grab some quick snacks. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You were great! You are a wonderful family. Thank you!
Tim WegnerDickinson, ND, United States
Nicoletta was fantastic!!! Her love for Venice is only surpassed by her love for showing Venice to travelers. From the time we met Nicoletta it was as if we were meeting an old friend. We kept a pretty full schedule with her for two days, but we would have loved to have spent more time walking with, talking with, and listening to Nicoletta. I am sure we barely scratched the surface on the amount of knowledge she has regarding Venice. If anyone is looking for THE GUIDE for Venice, it's Nicoletta!!!
Peggy B.United States
Nicoletta Thank you for a very enjoyable day. We loved the Doge's Palace and our tour of the Grand Canal. Your wealth of knowledge was great and we would recommend you to other's for this tour, we had a great day. Grazie Peggy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Peggy. I had a great time with you, too. Thank you very much!
We were with Nicoletta on the 3 islands at the end of November. I think it's the best time to visit Venice, because there are not the big summer groups, especially cruises. It is very worth visiting the 3 islands. In Murano it is interesting to visit the glass factory, the craft manufacturing process, etc. Burano stroll between the narrow streets with colorful facades. The island of Torcello, very quiet and that hides fantastic churches. Thank you Nicoletta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias, Carlos. Espero de veros de nuevo y pronto :-)
The Palace Tour and The Basilica is something to see in Venice. With Nicoletta, much better. She is an expert in art, and also in Venice, where the story that Nicoletta told us about the city was very interesting. Highly recommended
Shawn GormanUnited States
Our tour of Venice with Nicoletta was amazing. Her knowledge of the history of Venice and its many architectural wonders is impressive. She customized one of her tours to accommodate our large group (13 travelers) and it was flawless. I would highly recommend any of her tours. You will leave with a new appreciation for this beautiful and unique city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Shawn. A beautiful feedback, thank you!
Terry LightUnited States
Nicoletta was outstanding! We toured Doge's Palace and St. Mark's with her expert guidance. She is very knowledgeable about Venetian history. She is friendly and enthusiastic and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend any tour she would give. We toured on our first full day and her information enhanced our whole trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm glad to having had the possibility to show you my beloved city! Thank you!!!!
Jennifer ZielinskiUnited States
Nicoletta was an excellent tour guide in Venice. She was very personable, animated and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our tour. Would book a tour with Nicoletta again if ever back in Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU!!! ���� You know where to find me!! ����
Linda TaylorUnited States
Nicoletta is knowledgeable, kind, helpful, energetic and enthusiastic. Loves Venice and shares her enthusiasm. She provided perfect support and guidance to first time Venice travelers. Thank you Nicoletta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Linda! I hope to see you again, soon!! Take care!
Robin KellerUnited States
Wow! Our tour was so much more than we anticipated. Nicoletta's passion for Venice and historical knowledge was that of a very educated historian. We loved very minute of the tour. It was a private tour with 4 in our party. Perfecto! I will definitely recommend Nicoletta to any of our friends traveling to Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for coming to Venice, thank you for booking with me, thank you for your questions and attention, thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to stay with you and your friends! Take care!