Antonella Fantoni

After all, the only rule of travel is, don’t come back the way you went. Come a new way –  (Anne Carson)

Just because I am Venetian, I like the genuine aspects of the city, its art, its history, its original traditions, its slow flowing time so far away from frenzy noise of big city……
… I’ll be happy to share all that with you!

My background

I was born in Venice and I love my city, so different and unique. I studied English, Spanish and French languages and literatures in high school and I obtained Cambridge certificate of Proficiency in English in London where I lived in my gap year.

I then graduated with honors in Art History at Venice University.

Afterwards I worked for the Department for Cultural Heritage national project consisting into the general catalogue of the works of art in Venice churches.

I worked for the city Educational Services for many years, teaching Venetian art, culture and history to school students.

I became a registered guide in Venice in 2000 (after sitting for an exam organized by the Regione Veneto).

My advice

I can suggest tailor-made itineraries on foot and by boat that help the visitor understand how unique Venice is. The only city in the world to have been built on islands inside a lagoon, and indeed the only one with a two-fold transport system, i.e. on water and on land. Itineraries that highlight a rich history filled with exciting events, trade in precious goods, battles on sea and land, and meetings and exchanges. Itineraries that help you discover a cosmopolitan city, a crossroads of cultures, and the thousand artistic and architectural treasures closely connected to its centuries-old history.

I can suggest itineraries to compare yesterday’s and today’s Venice, a reflection on the sustainable use of our city. Itineraries based on history, art, society, quality craftsmanship, and good food. Depending on the season, I can recommend the most suitable itineraries for capturing the city’s spirit.

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