My name is Fiorella Pagotto and I am a licensed tourist guide of Venice and the Venetian villas, an art historian and indipendent researcher.

I completed both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Ca’ Foscari University, majoring in Art History and Conservation of Artistic Heritage with studies in art, architecture, Venetian history, and contemporary art and architecture. I love showcasing my city and the region from various perspectives, including that of a Venetian, fostering mutual exchange and encounters with different cultures.

The services I offer range from personalized guided tours of the city to specialized itineraries for culture enthusiasts, food lovers, and art aficionados, as well as those interested in craftsmanship and collectors. I organize customized visits to collections, private galleries, workshops, and artist studios upon request. Additionally, I arrange refined photographic itineraries with a professional photographer.

I am also a writer. My publications primarily focus on painting and trade in Venice between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I have collaborated with the Biographical Dictionary of Italians by Treccani Encyclopedia and participated in seminars and conferences on Venetian art and history, including the 2019 Conference on Jacopo Tintoretto (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, creating original unique experiences.

Cultivating a continuous exchange between the present and the past, I strive to offer my guests original and unique experiences that showcase the rich cultural tapestry of Venice. Placing my guests at the heart of my work, I combine my deep affection and respect for Venice to advocate for sustainable tourism practices.

I reside in Murano, the renowned island of glass, where my daily life is immersed in the traditions of this unique community.

I am an active member of Bestveniceguides that promotes the artistic heritage of Venice. and Venice Sustainable Tourism, that promote the cultural tourism and the restoration of art works.

My qualification of guide of Venice was officially certified by the Veneto Region in 2013.

My services are in Italian, English and French.

For information contact me:

At the Venice Biennale

Here the link to some of my publications (in Italian) on the site