Jane M. reviewed Venezia Autentica – Discover and Support the Authentic Venice — 5 star
Discover the Hidden Venice with a Born Venetian”

 We did a 2 hour Off The Beaten Path tour today with Barnaba and it was a fantastic experience. Our group of 5 included two little girls and we got to explore the more quiet areas of Venice, learn about the history of the republic (and find some great gelato too!). Our guide was patient with our kids and their need to stop frequently for a break, while allowing us to ask questions about life in Venice today. We are so glad we did this tour.

Dolores P. via email after  a Mosaic Class

“We had the mosaics class this morning and LOVED it!!
Thank you so much for choosing a very talented woman artist and for offering the class. We would never have discovered the studio — and the learning opportunity — without Venezia Autentica. Grazie mille!!!”

Fionn. H via email after a custom experience

“Many thanks for your help in making the trip a success for all of us, over a huge age range.”

Cid B. via email after both a Mosaic Class and a  Walk and Gondola

“We booked a walking tour and gondola ride through this site, along with a mosaic class. What a great experience, so glad we found them. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Venice and it’s history. He walked at our pace… He took us to different areas that were not crowded like the main areas of Venice. We learned so much. The mosaic class was a real treat. The instructors were masters at mosaic, we learned a lot and created our own little mosaic. I would definitely recommend this experience if you plan on visiting Venice in the future. Well worth the money!.”

Aisling. H via email after a custom experience

“We all safely home or heading home and we’re all very pleased with our trip to Venice, the various tours led by Barny and the dinner.”

Kay. R, via email after a costum made and bead making experience
“Both experiences were perfect!  Water taxi tour was exactly as we had hoped – an excellent way to tour Venice overall.  Bead making was terrific – the guy you paired us with has a good personality for that sort of thing – very patient – and surprisingly my husband and stepson enjoyed it a lot so I am glad we included the four of us together.
Thank you so much for helping us experience Venice and I wish you good fortune in your business!”

5* – A really nice and informative tour!
The tour with a born Venetian we liked very much. The meeting place was easy to find and our guide greeted us very warmly. Then it started – away from the busy streets through Cannaregio. We took a wonderfully relaxed walk. Meanwhile, a very informative conversation took place with Barnaba, who gave us a lot of information about the city, the residents and the history. Also anecdotes and superstitions were told. We enjoyed it very much and we are already considering what activity we will book next time.

Chico D. via email after a Walk and Gondola

“It was an excellent experience; Barnaba is a great guide, articulate and informative.
The back streets and canals of Venice is where Venice is…not the mass of humanity of San Marcos.
Venice is a beautiful city and deserves to survive.”

Kay. R, via email after a Cichetti tour 

“Hi there!!! My husband and I are on our way back home, but we had such a wonderful time in Italy. We really, REALLY enjoyed the tour with Barnaba.  We only had 48 hours in Venice and starting with the tour was the best. He mixed history and sightseeing into the tour, he took us to amazing local places, and the wine he picked out was all amazing.

Thank you all for the wonderful experience!!

Maria D. après une bookiding experience
Bonjour de Maria et Bernard et un immense merci pour cette magnifique expérience de reliure avec M., que nous  trouvons gentillissima. Nos deux livre sont un cadeau durable et précieux et mon mari est enchanté de ce cadeau extraordinaire et unique. Nous reverrons certainement vers vous une prochaine fois et vous nous recommandons de tout cœur. C’est vraiment authentique et en plus avec l’occasion de parler italien ! Mille grazie. Si vous avez besoin des photos, on y a. Bien à vous
Vonda W. reviewed Venezia Autentica – Discover and Support the Authentic Venice — 5 star
 I took the Discover the Hidden Venice with a Born Venetian” tour with Barnaba, the brother of Sebastian. Barnaba is a wonderful guide and knows a lot about Venice. I especially enjoyed his pointing out various little curiosities as we walked around the less populated areas on Venice. I highly recommend this experience for anyone or if you prefer to do another tour experience through Venezia Autentica. I am so happy to support this organization who does so many great things for Venice.”

Alison P. reviewed Venezia Autentica – Discover and Support the Authentic Venice — 5 star
Discover the Hidden Venice with a Born Venetian”

We had a great walk with Barnaba today. I highly recommend booking an “experience “ with Venezia Autentica. Enjoy what Venezia has to offer and support a wonderful local business with an important mission.

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