Lucia Bertotto

Lucia Bertotto
Langue: Anglais, Espagnol, Italien
: +39 3483830363
Guide conférencier: Venice (1984)

“It is always assumed that Venice is the ideal place for honeymoon. This is a grave error. To live in Venice or even to visit it means that you fall in love with the city itself. There is nothing left over in your heart for anyone else. After your first visit you are destined to return at every possible chance or with every possible excuse.” (Peggy Guggenheim)

My background

A life spent in order to study and to tell about the city where i was born and grew up and where I still live with my family.

I had a liberal arts education. Then I entered the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Faculty of Literature, because since I was a child my hobby was and is “reading”. Soon I realized that my main interest was another one: art history. I graduated in art history in 1980 with a graduation thesis about one of the parish churches of Venice: the Church of Saint Luke. After five years of teaching in a high school I passed the exam to become official guide in Venice in 1984 and I still work as a tourist guide in my native city.

My advice

I really like to show the Doge’s Palace and the Saint Mark’s Basilica, because I’m convinced that these two monuments give you the right idea of what Venice was in the past: a great republic and an incredible trade power. On the other hand, a stroll around the little alleys, far away from the normal routes of the tourists, shows you our day-to-day life that is so different, fascinating and unique.

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