Originally from Genoa, Erika moved to Venice ten years ago to study Oriental languages at Ca' Foscari University, where she graduated with a thesis on Japanese art and architecture. She has a keen interest in the art and history of Venice and worked for some important cultural institutions, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, where she was in charge of special events, and the National Oriental Museum at Ca' Pesaro, where she studied and cataloged part of the collection. Her time at the Guggenheim collection sharpened her knowledge of contemporary art, which she continues to study. She is now a licensed tourist guide for the city of Venice.
Originally from Venetian mainland, Matteo has lived in different countries, which sparked his interest in art history and archaeology. He holds a B.A. in Cultural Heritage Preservation and an M.A. in Archaeology from the University Ca' Foscari, Venezia. He specialized in Islamic Archaeology with a thesis on Medieval Egyptian ceramics, focusing on the sherds found at the Italian & Egyptian Center for Restoration and Archaeology (CIERA) in Cairo. Matteo chose to specialize in Islamic Archaeology, due to his personal passion and curiosity for the Islamic World: this particular interest was developed after several travels and stays in different Middle Eastern countries. He works as a freelance archaeologist following projects in different locations of the Veneto and also teaches history courses in local schools. In addition, he continues a close collaboration with the CIERA where he is involved in leading archaeological excavations.
Davide was born in Venice he graduated from Ca' Foscari University with a degree focusing on the history of architecture and medieval history. After a specialization course in Innovative Tourism Marketing his interests in sustainable tourism began. He also has a special research interest in Venetian military architecture and military art theory. As a coordinator of a European NGO he organized cultural seminars in many European universities. He also spent time teaching the history of Italian art at the University of Turku in Finland. A passion for Venice, was what brought him back to his hometown, where his cultural interests developed into a profession, applying concepts of sustainable tourism crucial to preserving his city.
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Basilica San Marco, Rialto Bridge, Rialto Neighborhood, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, and Corte del Milion
Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, San Marco Neighborhood, and Grand Canal
Chiesa dei Gesuiti, Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, Chiesa di Sant'Alvise, Artisan shops, and Artist's studios