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Alternative Venice

Via Cima Gogna 2/B, 30174, Italy
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Best day we had in Venice

After the pain and bustle of a large organised tour we had a few hours with Rita to see the hidden... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Andy K
North Wales, United Kingdom
Fab way to experience Venice!

Rita kept us and our 9 & 14 yr old thoroughly entertained for two full hours! We loved... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
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An insider's look at Venice's history, art, architecture, environmental issues, food, and its people's lifestyle. Private and customized tour of Venice in English, German and Italian, with a special attention to kids and young guests. An authentic experience for discerning and curious travelers and for all those who want to get in touch with the behind-the-scenes, see the unusual, understand the connections and find Venice's real sense of place. Rita Sartori, who runs Alternative Venice, is a native and has been a passionate guide for over 15 years. Even if your time is short, you'll be able to experience the city as a real local.
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“few hours” (3 reviews)
“hidden gems” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Via Cima Gogna 2/B, 30174, Italy

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

After the pain and bustle of a large organised tour we had a few hours with Rita to see the hidden gems. She kept us and our 11, 9 and 6 year old kids thoroughly interested and we felt we knew the city a lot...More

Thank Andy K
Trilly62, Owner at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Dear Andy, my pleasure. Thank you for trusting my guiding style and taking my suggestions. I love to make my guests (also the little ones) explore the city "from the back door". All the best, Rita

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Rita kept us and our 9 & 14 yr old thoroughly entertained for two full hours! We loved experiencing parts of this beautiful city that we would've never known to look for. Fun secrets and wonderful history. She truly knows and loves this city. She...More

1  Thank d2j2flanders
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We would highly recommend a walking tour with Rita to anyone visiting Venice. We learned more than we could ever have hoped to on our own and had the opportunity to get off the beaten track and find places that we'll never forget. Rita was...More

Thank mackers72
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We found Rita here on TripAdvisor. Glad we did! Of all the guides we used throughout Italy, she was by far the best- - knowledgeable, energetic, charismatic, and themed our for our 9-yr old, which few guides ever do despite being told a child is...More

1  Thank Athens1234
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We found Rita online and then checked out her reviews and they are correct. She is absolutely lovely - her passion and knowledge shone through, leaving us imagining the old Venice. We loved our time with her and she opened our hearts and created a...More

1  Thank LanguedocDunlop
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Rita absolutely captivated us from the moment we met her. She was passionate, knowledgable and her boundless enthusiasm for Venice made you want to explore endlessly and find out more about this beautiful place. The tour was for my husband and I and my 9...More

1  Thank Ljslice
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Our tour with Rita was really very interesting. She knows so much about the magical city and we learnt so much. We went off the beaten track which we loved!

Thank Beeancalulu
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the opportunity to meet Rita . She will engage you and your family . She loves Venice and is passionate about her home city. We had a 2 hr tour with two children and could have spent hours more. Highly recommended, thank you...More

Thank Peter H
Trilly62, Owner at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Dear Peter, thank you for coming to Venice in the winter to enjoy its special atmosphere and thank you for sharing your positive comment on my services. I enjoyed being with you and your children. Rita

Reviewed 31 December 2015

Rita was extremely engaging with us and our young kids, taking us all over the most popular and less well known parts of Venice, with a constant stream of interesting information. The kids absorbed so much from her and had a ball. Thank you Rita

Thank Michael M
Trilly62, Owner at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Dear Michael, thank you for your feedback. I'm very glad your kids enjoyed their tour experience with me as much as you did! Rita

Reviewed 25 December 2015

I was a bit nervous about this tour as my daughters dont like walking. But Rita did a wonderful job of keeping them entertained and taking the appropriate number of halts along the way to stagger the tour. Its not cheap at EUR 225 for...More

Thank Abhijeet J
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Victoria U
9 December 2017|
Response from Trilly62 | Property representative |
Dear Victoria, yes I do. Please send an e-mail indicating arrival and departure date and accommodation address :)
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