My name is Fiorella Pagotto and I am a licensed tourist guide of Venice and the Venetian villas. My qualification of guide of Venice is officially certified by the Veneto Region and I am also an art historian. I was born and raised in Venice. After studying tourism and languages , I graduated from the University of Venice Cà Foscari in History of the Arts and Conservation of the Artistic Heritage with studies in art, architecture, Venetian history and contemporary art and architecture. I love showing my city and the region from various points of view (including the one of a Venetian), the mutual exchange and the encounters with different cultures.
I offer services from customized guided tours of the city, to specialized itineraries for art lovers, students and collectors, for whom I organize visits on request to collections, private galleries, workshops and artists’ studios. I also organize photographic itineraries with a professional photographer.
I carry out artistic and historical research in the rich Venetian archives, from which my publications on painting and trade in Venice between the 16th and 17th centuries are drawn.
As a writer I am the author of biographies of Venetian painters for the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani of the Enciclopedia Treccani and other and other essays on Venetian history and painting. I attended some international seminars and conferences in Venetian art and History, including the international conference dedicated to Jacopo Tintoretto 2019 (here the link)
Living in Venice offers the possibility to enjoy many events related to contemporary culture, in a continuous exchange between present and past that I show to my guests, often using unpublished materials and creating original experiences, that can be in collaboration with artists, artisans and cultural professionals.
I live in Murano, the island of glass, I love music, traveling and working with children. I put my guests at the center of my work and the love and respect for Venice at the base of my profession. I am a member of Bestveniceguides that promotes the artistic heritage of Venice.
For information contact me: fiorellapagotto@gmail.
My services are in Italian, English and French.
Here the link to some of my publications (in Italian) on the site academia.edu
At the Venice Biennale