Hi, I’m Lu


Hi, I’m Lu

I’ve lived in Venice for 32 years

I speak English, Spanish, Italian

I am Professional Tour guide


in Venice! I was born and raised in the northern "Sestiere" (district) of Venice: Cannaregio. Since I was a child I've always been curious about different countries and cultures and I enjoyed studying foreign languages, so I chose to graduate in Literature and Foreign Languages and get a master's degree in Economics of Tourism, Arts and Foreign Languages at the University of Venice - Ca' Foscari. Meanwhile, I had the chance to travel as well: I visited the US and most of the European capitals, but I also spent some weeks in the UK, France, Spain, and Russia to study. My love for my hometown, Venice, has never decreased over the years though so I decided to start studying to become a tour guide. My "mission" is to show travelers my city from a local's perspective, 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-track". 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 lifestyles 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!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Architecture
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Hikes Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Classical architecture Wine Third wave coffee Local beers High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Alternative or underground culture

Experiences I love to host