A little presentation about me.
I am a local tourist guide registered in 1998 for the Venetian Heritage, the islands in the Venetian Lagoon and the Venetian villas and I had to pass a very strict examination to operate in this field, insituted by the Regione Veneto. I have been illustrating with passion and competence the Cultural Heritage of this territory for nearly 20 years. I can work in Russian, English and Italian. I graduated in Russian in 1990 at the faculty of Foreigner Languages and Literatures in Venice named Ca’ Foscari. I am a member of the local Association of local Venetian Guides, then of the Veneto Association and finally of the Italian one named ANGT. I participated to a few conventions organized by the FEG and WFTGA.
I was born and raised here and I would like to let you feel at home here to let you bring back a living and thriving experience of this land so unique and precious as your treasure. If you like, you can become a tetimonial of my activity. I am waiting for you!
This tour can last from two to four hours, according to the time at your disposal and to your mood. It can include a visit to St, Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace (2 hours or more).
Rialto as a place of financial activities, banking and insurance companies: the food market, the famous bridge. Gold and jewels, the simbol of justice, splendour. Spices and perfumes. Aboundance and luxury. Books, what a passion!
Apart from the quoted Saint Mark’s and Rialto this tour wants you to discover a symbolic place beloved by the locals. There is a strong movement that wants this place to be used publicly.
Basilica di San Marco
Mercato di Rialto
Fontego dei Todeschi
Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo
Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Arsenale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello
Santa Maria della Salute
Punta della Dogana
Campo Santa Margherita
Stazione S. Lucia
Campo San Barnaba
Campo Santo Stefano
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
Campo San Pantalon
San Giorgio Maggiore
Basilica dei Frari
Scuola Grande S. Rocco
Campo San Polo
Scuola Grande dei Carmini
Fontego dei Turchi
Palazzo Pisani Moretta
Museo del Vetro
Museo del Merletto
Rio Terà delle Carampane
If the bridge of liberty wuold not have been built there, Europe wuold be an island!
Venice and its lagoon are a microcosm to be discovered and rediscovered. Venice is a city where you feel yourself in a different environment than in the rest of the world. It has always been so.
Our wise ancestors have conceived an amphybious lagoon civilization and they have worked in an original way to build it and to keep it.
In these last decades the lagoon has been transformed: it is not the same any more.
There are many incumbent dangers: erosion, high water, low tide, waves, pollution, restaurations, new canals excavations, not enough funds for the technical manteinance of the city.
Is Venice sinking? Is the sea level growing higher? And what about global warming? What is the M.O.S.E system?
What about our corruption? What about regulating our incoming tourism? What is the future of the Venetians? How will Venice be in 20 years?
I like answering also to questions related to nowadays Venice.
I think it is fundamental visiting these places with great respect, love and sensitivity.
Slowly, in a peaceful mood.
I advise you not to visit only St. Mark’s Square and Rialto.
There are infinite itineraries. Everybody has his/her own maze in Venice.
History, art, architecture, religous faith and other faiths, traditions, feasts, games, music, food, wine, sports, numbers, excellence in culture, nature.
Among my proposals you will find itineraries in famous places and less famous places, but we could play and create new combinations according to your demands.