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Address: Via Mons. Longhin 45, 30170 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 339 600 8709
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Hi! My name’s Rossana. I’ve been a local guide here in Venice for 9 years...

Hi! My name’s Rossana. I’ve been a local guide here in Venice for 9 years now and I really love what I do, especially meeting new people from other parts of the world and showing my Venice from an insider's point of view. Not only important monuments and museums but also little alleyways picturesque squares where you get in touch with everyday life that in this water town may sound a very special way of living.

Since I have two young twin boys, I particularly enjoy working with families and kids!

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Scavenger Hunt

Thank you Rossana for a wonderful tour! My son and daughter so enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the rest of us enjoyed seeing and hearing about parts of Venice we would never have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Rossana for a wonderful tour! My son and daughter so enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the rest of us enjoyed seeing and hearing about parts of Venice we would never have found ourselves. Highly recommended!

Thank karenss21
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We found Rossana after reading all the wonderful reviews on trip advisor and we weren't disappointed! Adults & kids both found her tour to be fun & informative. The Doge's Palace wouldn't have been the same without her leading the way!

Thank mkuryla
Acworth, Georgia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Rossana was fun, very informative and had a great plan to see as much as possible in our tour. We were a family of two adults and our 9 year old daughter and we were only in Venice for the day. Booking the tour was easy through email and she tailored the tour to meet our needs. Rossana met us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had already spent a very full day in Venice the day prior, so our kids came into our tour with Rossanna a bit tired and likely a bit difficult to engage. Despite this, Rossana easily engaged them into the stories of the Doge's Palace and kept their attention well throughout our time together. We were meant to go from... More 

1 Thank Marci-Beth M
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We booked a private 4 hour tour of Venice with Rossana Colombo in August 2016. She is very knowledgeable and informative about history, culture and architecture. She is a very friendly person who makes you feel like a family member. While planning our trip, Rossana responded immediately to emails. She was very punctual, accommodating and flexible in structuring the tour... More 

Thank cdzandadz
Moscow, Russia
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous 2 hours we spent with Rossana! We were 2 families with 5 kids from age 7-13. Organising the tour was very simple via email. We met at the easy-to-find meeting place and Rossana had the kids (and adults) captivated within moments. Rossana is very knowledgable and it was a pleasure to follow her as she explained the... More 

Thank hvh3
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Rosanna made our trip to Venise very secial! She made a HUGE difference in our enjoyment of this beautiful but very touristy city. We felt very privileged to have her as our guide. We are a family of 4 ; my husband and I and our 2 daughters aged 10 and 13. Visiting the Doge's Palace and San Marco could... More 

Thank Murielle P
1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Rossana was very helpful and friendly. Very knowledgeable about Venice and our family had a great day with her. I would highly recommend having Rossana help you with a walking tour when in Venice.

Thank Steve W
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

I took a private tour with Rossana Colombo a year ago on my very first visit to Venice, and I was so smitten with the city and impressed with her that, on my return trip a year later (this time with a friend), I booked with her again. Rossana has an encyclopedic knowledge of the city's history and obviously loves... More 

Thank MimiManhattan
Ross_Venicetourguide, Direttore at Venice Guide, responded to this review

Well. it's so easy with special people like you! Such a pleasure meeting you again, it was right as a tour with friends. I hope to see you again in Venice or...maybe in the States! Take care. More 

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

There is not enough I can say about Rosanna, beginning long before our time in Venice. I tend to have a lot of questions about a tour before I travel. This time was no different. Every time I emailed Rosanna, she replied within 24 hours! She arranged a private "Secret Tour of Doges Palace" and gave me specific instructions on... More 

Thank Jacqueline N

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