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 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). I like meeting people form all over the world in a continous exchange of cultural experiences and emotions.

My guided tour of Venice and the Veneto are all customized: itineraries for curious travelers, art and food lovers, students and art collectors, for whom I organize, on request, visits to collections, private galleries, workshops and artists’ studios.

As a writer my publications are focused on painting and trade in Venice between the 16th and 17th centuries. I wrote some biographies of Venetian painters for the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani of the Enciclopedia Treccani and other essays on Venetian history and painting. I also attended seminars and conferences regarding 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, creating original unique experiences.

 I live in Murano, the island of glass.

I put my guests at the center of my work together with my love and respect for Venice in order to promote a sustainable tourism.

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 is officially certified by the Veneto Region.

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My services are in Italian, English and French.


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

At the Venice Biennale