Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Venice-Italy by Tour Guide Silvia N. (Guide #26600)


Peter Witt

United States
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Tour: #396353, Private Treviso Highlights City Tour, Treviso, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 5/20

Silvia provided a spectacular and one-of-a-kind tour of the gem city of Treviso, outside of Venice. She has a fascinating background, and a superb grasp of the details of the Veneto. Specifically, she was really well versed in the art, history, literature, and so forth; she took us to out of the way places known to locals, but not generally seen by tourists. Silvia speaks impeccable English, she is highly educated, warm, friendly, and gave a curated experience of the charming city of Treviso. Great guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much indeed Peter! It was a my pleasure showing you around the beautiful city of Treviso!

Deborah Zendejas

United States
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Tour: The Ultimate Venice Shore Excursion Experience, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Date: Oct 3/19

Silvia is a delightful, interesting and intelligent guide. She had so many interesting and funny facts about the sites she showed us today. We requested to see the Glass blowing so she adjusted our tour to give us a wonderful visit there. She took pictures of our group as we rode on the gondola and the sent them to us vis WhatsApp. If you have a chance to take this Ultimate tour with Silvia you will have a great experience! We highly recommended her and this tour. Sincerely a group of 6 from California

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah!

Manuel Bauer

Germany
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Tour: #607244, Best Venice Tour by land and water taxi for Mr Bauer, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

We had a very exciting trip out with Silvia. She is extremely knowledgeable, funny, humorous and has a pleasant and open personality. She avoided as much as she could the very busy spots but of course included Rialto and San Marco. From our end we can only recommend her highly for tours in this area, not only limited to Venice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Manuel! I really appreciate your words. When I meet people like you it's not work it's just a pleasure. Come back again soon!

Ellie Pacin

United States
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Tour: #474248, Venice Private Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/19

Extremely knowledgeable. I enjoyed her presentation immensely which was also accompanied by some maps and pictures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellie!

Kathleen Cosgrove

United States
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Tour: #607222, Venice Must See Walking Tour for Ms Cosgrove, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

This was our second day in Venice with Silvia and again she did a phenomenal job for us. With three of us using canes, we were overwhelmed by the throngs of tourists in St. Mark's Square; so Silvia sat us down at an outdoor café and with all the buildings in sight, gave us a detailed history of the Square. Then she quickly escorted us into the Basilica and did an amazing job with a clear narrative of the famous cathedral.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathleen! You were an amazing group!

Kathleen Cosgrove

United States
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Tour: #607244, UPDATED - Best Venice Tour by land and water taxi for Ms Kathleen Cosgrove, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Silvia was the BEST; so thoughtful to our needs,(three of us with canes;) so knowledgeable; so pleasant and patient; and what a phenomenal tour she had planned for us. The private water taxi tour at the start of our Venice experience, was perhaps the most memorable hour of our 18 day trip. Silvia arranged 2 days of touring that the four of us will never forget. All four of us felt that Silvia treated us like family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathleen I really do appreciate the words you spent on the time we spent together.

Sam Theocharis

Canada
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Tour: #394331, Venice for beginners tour for Mr Sam Theocharis, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

If there is only one tour of Venice - this would be the one! Our private guide, Silvia, was fantastic!! She was incredibly knowledgeable giving us insight you won't get elsewhere. She took her time to explain the historical aspects of the city/landmarks while giving us the current state of affairs. Our tour included a great visit to St Marks and walking tour around Venice. Thank you Silvia!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sam! It was a pleasure for me too. All the best to you and your family

Christopher Ruggerio

Switzerland
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Tour: #607222, Venice Must See Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

This was a very good tour. Sylvia is a Venice native and really knows the city. She was able to tell the wonderful story of the city in a way that knit together the beautiful art and architecture as we walked. She was even able to find some empty streets for me to photograph... not easy! I recommend Sylvia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Ruggerio!

Chaya Katzenstein

United States
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Tour: #474248, Venice Private Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour and Murano for Ms Chaya Katzenstein, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

Silvia is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Venice including history, sights, culture and modern Life. Beyond that she was exceptionally accommodating and helpful to us in arranging venues, food and transportation. We recommend anyone interested in touring Venice to contact her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chaya!

Marino Blasini

United States
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Tour: #607244, Best Venice Tour by land and water taxi, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Great service, very knowledgeable of the history of Venice. I highly recommend others taking this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marino!

Thomas Matthews

Tolland, CONNECTICUT, United States
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Tour: #607222, Venice Must See Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 30/19

Sylvia was a very knowledgeable and personable guide. Her knowledge of Venice and its history was extensive. She was very welcoming and provided a comfortable venue for us to understand present day Venice. We would recommend her without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much indeed!

Keith Rogers

United Kingdom
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Tour: #394331, Venice Highlights Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

An excellent introduction to Venice from Silvia which helped us get our bearings in this very beautiful, but very busy and sometimes confusing city. Showed great flexibility in changing the meeting point at short notice which helped greatly. Highly recommend this tour as a introduction to Venice. Thanks Silvia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Keith!

James Benent

United Kingdom
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Tour: #474248, Hidden Venice Walking Tour for Mr Benent, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

We had the pleasure of Silvia for 2 afternoon walking tours 3 hour slots, we had a fascinating insight into Venice and particular enjoyed walking around with lots of fascinating facts. Silvia was happy to go at whatever pace we liked, stop for coffee's when we need to cool down. Thoroughly recommend her as a guide for Venice

James Benent

United Kingdom
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Tour: #607222, Venice Must See Walking Tour for Mr Benent, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

Susan Ioannou

United States
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Tour: #421539, Venice Special Private Tour for Ms Ioannou, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

We only had two days to experience Venice, and we had an excellent day on our private tour with Sylvia! She was extremely knowledgeable about Venice, both historical and current day. In addition to the normal "touristy" stuff, she showed us a side of Venice that the tourists don't normally see. She has a great sense of humor and nice way about her. Also, she took the time before the tour to understand what was important to us and to answer questions we had. I would highly recommend this tour with her!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan for your very kind words, it has been an honour to be with you. Please send all the best to your family!

Barbara Dudley

United States
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Tour: #474248, Venice Private Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/19

I enjoyed my tour of Venice, Jewish Ghetto with Sylvia. She met me at my hotel on time, was accommodating to my physical needs, interesting and a wealth of information on the history of the Jews and Venice. I highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara! Take care and enjoy the rest of your stay in Venice.

Galena Rabkin

United States
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Tour: #474248, Venice Private Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour for Ms Rabkin, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Silvia is a great, knowledgeable guide. Would deff book again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Galena! Thank you.

Kathy Poodiack

Israel
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Tour: #410826, Private Boat Tour to Venice Islands: Murano, Burano and Torcello, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Silvia met us at our hotel at the agreed meeting time with a private boat waiting for us right outside the front door of the hotel. It made us feel so special! She took us down the Grand Canal on our way to the islands. She explained everything in detail and was so patient and friendly. It was a very special day. I highly recommend this tour and Silvia in particular!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Kathy!

Julia Abts

United States
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Tour: #396066, Venice Food & Wine Tasting Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

So lovely! Silvia was knowledgeable and friendly! Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julia!

Vladimir Gorbis

United States
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Tour: #474248, Venice Private Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 1/19

Silvia is very knowledgeable tourguide, she gave us a lot of historical information not only about Jewish Gheto , but also about Venice. Even with some light local accent we understood everything and will have good memories about Venezia and local people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

David E.

United States
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Tour: #394331, Venice Highlights Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 15/19

Silvia N is extremely knowledgeable of Venitian history. We would have liked to move more around the square or city as she gave us the history of Venice. The first 35 minutes were all while we were standing still in St. Mark's Square which was tough on our senior legs. We did mention this to her several times. Perhaps I should have customized our tour or taken a different one. However, there is no doubt that she knows Venice and its history.

Martin Locke

Australia
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Tour: #394331, Venice Highlights Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Locke family, I really enjoyed your company!

Jannifer Black

Australia
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Tour: #474248, Venice Private Jewish Ghetto walking tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 3/19

TBH, my family weren't that enthralled with this tour but I loved it. Perhaps it had something to do with having one of the best ever meals at the Yeshiva restaurant, Gam Gam. Damn! The best falafel I've ever had (vegans, so well catered for)...and of course, the historical magnitude of this tour is not to be underrated.

Jannifer Black

Australia
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Tour: #410826, Private Boat Tour to Venice Islands: Murano, Burano and Torcello, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 3/19

The islands tour was the favourite in our family. Murano and the glass are Bellissimo and Burano just oozes old world charm. An absolute must if you visit Venezia, and having Silvia's local expertise rounds out the experience. Love love love! x

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jannifer!

Jannifer Black

Australia
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Tour: #421539, Venice Special Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 2/19

What's not to love about Venezia! But having a local to guide us through this incredible city makes the Venice experience all the more special. Silvia was incredibly knowledgeable, and mindful we were travelling with a 6-year-old! She kept us moving and motivated but all with a relaxed feel. And if you DON'T take her advice on where to eat (we're vegan BTW) you are doing yourself a disservice. Thank you, dear Silvia! xx

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jannifer! I really enjoyed the company of your family and the girls were lovely! Hope you had a wonderful time on the Alps and wait for you to come back soon to maybe visit together Venice surroundings. Thank you for your words. Big hug to you all

Barbara Post

United States
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Tour: #421539, Venice Special Private Tour for Mrs Post, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 19/18

Silvia was an outstanding and well informed tour guide. She was prompt and well organized; and led our tour with an excellent mixture of Venetian history culture; and, importantly, food and drink. Silvia was friendly and very attentive to the needs of the 10 family members on our tour, ready to change topic and focus to accommodate the needs of our group. It was an outstanding introduction to our week in Venice, and I would recommend her tour without reservation to all travelers to this magical city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara! It has been a great pleasure for me to meet you all and be part of your memories of Venice. Ciao!

Izabela Dalla Valle

United States
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Tour: #474248, Venice Private Jewish Ghetto walking tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 15/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!

Rosemary Clarke

Canada
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Tour: #394331, Venice Highlights Walking Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

Silvia is passionate & knowledgeable about Venice. She is also very personable which makes for a very enjoyable tour. Tk you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosemary!

Deb Cornwall

United States
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Tour: #421539, Venice Special Private Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

Took a private (4 person) tour with Silvia and it was excellent. She did an amazing job of showing us as much as possible while considering the needs of the older people in our party. Would certainly use her again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deb! Hope we can meet soon again!

William Oliver

Canada
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Tour: #394331, Venice Highlights Walking Tour Mr Oliver, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Excellent tour guide.Great insight into the history of Venice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!