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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Via Cima Gogna 2/B, 30174 Venice, Italy
+39 338 692 1369
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Rita took our family of four on an insightful behind the scenes tour of Venice. We'd visited the city previously and wanted to see more of the 'real' Venice. Rita gave us loads of history and made us look around at the streets and buildings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beckstar1976
Trilly62, Proprietario at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Dear 'Beckstar1976', Venice's beauty is thick, intoxicating, and overwhelming. Little, yet fundamental details may be overlooked. I do not want my guests to leave the city without 'getting the point'. So, thank you for trusting my word and stepping with enthusiasm into our (Venetian) shoes!

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

If you do one organised thing while you are in Venice then make sure it’s a tour with Rita. Rita really brings the city alive. She puts things into context and takes you to places you wouldn’t otherwise see. Our group included teenage children (two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Trilly62, Owner at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Sian, thank you for sharing you Venice experience with other travellers. I love taking around guests like you that like to be "sustainable" and show deep respect and understanding of our environmental issues and wish to see things from a local perspective. I hope...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Rita is a true gem of Venice. Her knowledge and commentary was just right for us and gave us a wonderful couple of hours in the hidden streets of Venice. Rita was also able to gain us access to a prestige weaving mill which excited...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Trilly62, Owner at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your feelings. Your trusted my word, therefore you gave me the chance to go into Venice's economic history 'in depth' and open more 'doors'. Venice does need curious, respectful and 'sustainable' travelers like you are. Venice says 'thank you...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

My 8 year daughter and I spent 2 hours entranced by Rita's in depth knowledge and stories of Venice. We learnt so much that we would never have known had we continued to walk round Venice on our own. Rita tailored the tour specifically to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Polly T
Trilly62, Proprietario at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Dear Polly, I'm very pleased you enjoyed your experience and my guiding philosophy. Yes, in two hours one can see and learn a lot, if the the tour is tailored on his/her own wishes and/or expectations. Your daughter's challenging questions helped me to design a...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vic O
Trilly62, Proprietario at Alternative Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

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

Reviewed 20 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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 30 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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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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