Today as yesterday Venice still draws visitors from every where, all of them wishing to experience its elusive dream-like ambience: it remains a city without wheels, built on rafts on wooden piles, located in the middle of a vast lagoon and still looking as it did centuries ago. Part eastern, part western, half land, half sea, Venice fits into no convenient category of place. It is bathed in mystery and wonder through the tales of countless visitors and travellers, each one adding some of his own, trying to seize the city's indefinable nature. The millenary history of Venice then unfolds before you through an unparalleled variety of centuries-old palaces and their great array of architecture and world class fine art collections.
First you have to fit into the particular texture of the city: join in on your own or as part of a small group or party and walk around unhurriedly through the maze of waterways and alleys. Second, let a professional guide show you around the landmarks, tell you the stories of the past and bring you into the living scenes of the present. A gondola gliding on a canal, a grocery market in full swing, a bar where you'll sip a glass of wine and taste local food, a workshop to see how expert artisans produce their traditional handcrafts and varied works. This is Venice; a city bustling with the joy of unexpected sights and sounds to be experienced at a walking, human and friendly pace.
From us, A Guide in Venice. Fernando Viotto, Sabrina Scaglianti and Hélène Salvadori are three official licensed guides who offer private guided tours either through set itineraries or customized tours specially designed for small groups and independent travellers. And then, besides the art and cultural scene, A Guide in Venice is also eager to introduce you to the actual life of Venice as well sharing useful advice on food, local crafts, leisure and main events so they won't be just blurred images for you, our guests. Whether it's a first, second or even third time in Venice , we'll be pleased to show you around according to your own preferences.