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If you landed here you're looking for something different, unique
Experience and passion, awareness and research: these are the ingredients that distinguish me.
Monuments, churches and views, as well as traditional foods and activities remain unchanged; what changes, with a Personal Guide, is the approach.
And my approach is exclusive, tailored, but above all a tourism.
Are you ready for a tailor-made tour experience?
“Divertion. Distraction. Imagination. Change in fashion, of food, love and landscape. We need it like the air we breath. Without change, body and brain rot."
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Happy birthday Venice: today the Lady of the Mediterranean turns 1600 and she's ageing beautifully! According to the tradition, the City was founded on March 25th
Welcome back! Today I will tell you about the Venetian altanas and its frivolous function. Wandering around and getting lost in the alleys of the Lady of the Mediterranean
Venice Marco Polo, located 20 to 25 minutes max from the historic center, is the third international airport in Italy therefore very well served by intercontinental flights. In Verona and Treviso there are smaller airports but served by international flights.
The classic answer is: it depends !! It depends on what you expect and what your interests are, how and with whom you travel, how long you have, etc. If I were you I would avoid Saturdays and Sundays (too crowded) and the period from mid-June to mid-September (too hot - unless you want to go to the Dolomites - and too many many people). If you can't, we'll find a solution. Everything can be done: I tailor tours, remember?
Electronic payments are now accepted everywhere, even for low amounts. However, some merchants may not accept AMEX or impose a minimum fee. I therefore recommend that you always carry some cash, to be easily withdrawn from any ATM or to be exchanged in the several change bureau you'll find in the cities.
In the Region of Veneto public transport service, like the railway network, are well developed and organized. In Venice, the public navigation network works exactly like the ordinary one, only it's on water! As for the lagoon city, my advice, if you do not have to cover long distances, is to move on foot so as not to miss the most delightful views (remember that, once you arrive at the car and bus terminal or at the train station, the only means allowed are water transport and your own legs!). I will give you all the necessary info! If you decide to opt for private transport, contact me to organize car and water transfers with a dedicated driver to and from any place you wish.
Rain or shine I'll be there! In case of particularly severe weather warnings (40°C in the shade and guests particularly vulnerable, exceptional tide in the case of Venice, or exceptional snowfall in the case of the Dolomites, for example) we will discuss alternative options together.
That there are no silly questions! If you have any doubts, curiosity or perplexities, please throw away any hesitation and shyness: the more info you give me, the more I will be able to make you live a tailor-made experience. Let me just remind you that in summertime water, hat and sunscreen are essential, as well as a shawl / scarf to cover your shoulders / knees before visiting a sacred place. One last thing regarding the city of Venice. Just because there are no cars doesn't mean you are in a huge pedestrian area. The calli, the bridges, the fondamente, are our streets and we use them to run to work, to drop the children off at school, to go to the doctor. I therefore ask you to walk keeping to the right and not to block the passage on bridges or in the most crowded places. Thank you!