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After her postgraduate studies in Art History at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and at the University of Padua, Sara took up the charming road of restoration, getting her professional license at the Venetian Institute for Cultural Heritage (IVBC), again in Venice. This dual path between Art History and Art Conservation enabled her to deepen her expertise in the artistic techniques and the modern conservation methodologies of the cultural heritage. She owns a restoration laboratory where she operates on oil paintings on canvas and polychromed wood sculptures. The passion for her country and for the city of Venice has prompted her to research on particular themes, such as the Venetian painting of the XVIII century and the Venetian villas in the mainland countryside. She is authentically fond of museums and churches, too. Spending some time with her in Venice means getting to know the magnificent artistic heritage that is spread throughout the city. Guests are generally fascinated by her descriptions about how Venetians were able to mount a huge gilded ceiling, to stretch the largest paintings in the world, to move monumental columns from one side to the other of the Mediterranean Sea, to patiently position thousands of mosaic tiles. She is mother of two young children, and she does know that each family member has different needs. She boasts more than 10-year-long experience in museum education. Therefore, she accompanies with pleasure families that visit Venice, who are for her a stimulating challenge.
Paola has been a Venice tourist guide since 2012. After her MA in Foreign Languages and Cultures, with honors, Paola has spent time in different European countries, such as France, Austria, Germany, Greece and Norway. Every such experience has been the occasion to increase her linguistic skills and, above all, to make the acquaintance of other cultures and points of view. In Greece and Norway, Paola worked as a tour leader and tourist guide, an experience that made her discover her vocation for tourism as a form of mediation between places and cultures. When back in Venice, where she has been living for seven years now, she started a new university degree in Cultural Anthropology, with a specialization in Anthropology of tourism. Meanwhile, she obtained her license to operate as Official Specialized Guide in Venice. In her opinion, curiosity, enthusiasm, and competence are the three key words to approach not only the city, its monuments and works of art, but also its people and traditions.
Elena was born in Milan and moved to Venice in 2000 to study Oriental Languages at Ca' Foscari University. After graduation she spent a year in Barcelona, Spain, to study East Asian Cinema. Back in Venice, she had her first experiences as a guide leading visits of the historical buildings of the University of Venice. That's how she decided she wanted to become a professional tour guide. She got her official license in 2012 and she has been working and living in Venice since!
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