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Alternative Venice

Via Cima Gogna 2/B, 30174, Italy
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Experience Venice with Rita!

Rita provided excellent insight into the history, culture, and navigation of Venice. We not only... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vic O
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South Miami, Florida
Rita Know Venice like no body else

I visited Venice with my daughter. We wanted to see the less well traveled areas of Venice. Rita... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
EmilySmithCannell
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Montreal, Canada
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Rita provided excellent insight into the history, culture, and navigation of Venice. We not only toured the main attractions at San Marco, but Rita provided excellent background of the buildings, people and relationships of the past. In addition to the San Marco attractions, Rita skillfully...More

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Trilly62, Proprietario at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Vic, thank you for trusting my word and taking my advice. The beauty of Venice is overwhelming, a lifetime is not enough to see it all. A good choice of selected paths and things to see may help one feel less frustrated, and truly...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I visited Venice with my daughter. We wanted to see the less well traveled areas of Venice. Rita put together a three hour excursion based on our interests. She kept both me and my teenaged daughter completely entertained. We saw hidden gems filled with beautiful...More

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Trilly62, Owner at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear Emily, thank you for taking the time to share your Venice experience. As you write, walking the less traveled areas of Venice means to come across extraordinary places and be just you and a few others. Every single corner of our city perspires history...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

A highlight of our trip to Venice. Rita was kind and considerate. She fit us in at the last moment, and expertly crafted a tour that kept our five-year-old engaged, worked around the needs of our two-year-old, and interested the adults as well. All despite...More

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Trilly62, Proprietario at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear April2179, many thanks you for your positive feedback. The weather was definitely not on our side, yet it seemed this was not your children's main concern. It often happens that the beauty of Venice and its uniqueness overshadow even extreme weather conditions. I hope...More

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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!

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Victoria U
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Dear Victoria, yes I do. Please send an e-mail indicating arrival and departure date and accommodation address :)
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