the secrets of Venice

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My Mission

My "mission" is to let travelers see and appreciate my city as if they were locals, sharing my passion and enthusiasm for my hometown with them, as only a local could do. This is why most of my tours are "off-the-beaten-path" tours, I think that to see the real side of Venice it's necessary to walk far away from the crowds and from the touristy sites and walk through charming and quiet neighborhoods, looking for the hidden corners and peaceful streets of the city, where you can still feel the authenticity and the magic of this place. I love to focus also on local traditions, habits and lifestyle today and in the past, to let you see how it feels like to be a local in Venice! I'd like travelers to feel at home here, as if they were simply having a relaxing walk with a longtime Venetian friend!


Secret Venice Tours
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Christiane KafaïChristiane Kafaï
16:43 05 Apr 24
The best guided tour I have ever had.Lucrezia is truly knowledgeable about historical, architectural and cultural facts.What makes her guiding so special is that she shares more than just the facts you could find in a tourist guide.She knows the stories behind the buildings, the places and the famous people of her city and she shares them with generosity, kindness and a wonderful sense of humour. Lucrezia is able to adapt her tour according to the preferences of her guests and that flexibility makes the tour feel like a natural stroll around town. My daughter and I have spent an extremely instructive and fun afternoon with Lucrezia and we can highly recommend her.
Lorena MorenoLorena Moreno
14:39 03 Apr 24
Delighted with the Tour that Lucrezia prepared for us! Enjoyable, very interesting, it more than fulfilled our objective of discovering a genuine Venice and not the typical visit to the best-known places. A luxury that a Venetian woman in love with her city and highly trained in history and art could show it to us and also in Spanish. I would repeat without a doubt. And his gastronomic recommendations of 10. Grazie Lu!
Brian IskeBrian Iske
17:20 30 Mar 24
Amazing tour. I could not have envioned a better one day tour of Venice.
Jason BerrebiJason Berrebi
17:41 27 Mar 24
Great tour guide! Highly recommend!
Alexandra tzitziAlexandra tzitzi
17:00 22 Mar 24
Beautiful tour of Venice. Lu was amazing and gave us lots of tips. Time flew by! Grazie Lu!
Renee ArmsteadRenee Armstead
19:31 08 Mar 24
Lu is the Absolute Best!First time in Venice and had an outstanding experience. From start to finish our guide was remarkable. She was knowledgeable, fun and went above and beyond! We eagerly anticipate our return with —Secret Venice Tours—leading our group!
Dori BrewerDori Brewer
20:31 23 Jan 24
We were fortunate to find Lucrezia (Lu) Della Sala & Secret Venice Tours from a review someone else provided. All we can say is, THANK YOU! Now to provide a review in return that will hopefully inspire someone else to book a tour, or tours, with her! This trip was three years in the making and was our first trip to Venice. We conversed with Lu in advance via email to discuss the things that were important to us on this trip. Her thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and the focus on what was important to us, was a surprise and delight. We were very fortunate to book several days and could spend a week learning and enjoying the City of Venice through the eyes of a local, Lu. Of course, she shared the usual suspects, St. Marks Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the famous bridges, the oldest gondola maker, and the famous bookstore. The real magic for us was behind the scenes. She took us to some of the dark historical places, quaint neighborhoods, secret gardens and provided us with laughter and smiles sharing some of the quirky history too! Her talents and level of care are second to none. She recommended and made reservations for us every night (my husband is particular about pizza, and she found places he loved), and even helped us secure a safe ride to the ship port on our final day. My husband says after three weeks of touring throughout Italy, with many different guides, Lu is by far the best! We are looking forward to our next trip to Venice, which of course, will include tours for as many days as Lu is available!
Vivi NastaseVivi Nastase
16:14 05 Dec 23
What a wonderful way to experience Venice with Lucrezia's secret tour! Indeed, it is not difficult to find the locations in Venice that everybody knows about, and there are lots of them and they are fascinating. But there is so much more! and finding out about the smaller things, sometimes having to do with how the city developed, sometimes things about everyday life, can change the way one sees the city. That happened to me. I loved the tour, and luckily there is always more to find out, so I look forward to a next visit to Venice and a secret tour sequel with Lucrezia!