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Introducing Grapehops Gastro-tours

When Shannon Essa and Kim Riemann “met” online ten years ago, it was love at first write. Love for travel, for the enjoyment of the cuisines of the world, and of the wines — and beers — that accompany them. Now, they have transformed that passion into a tour company with a twist: Grapehops takes small groups around Europe — including Venice — always keeping local food, wine, and beer at the forefront.

Kim & Shannon invite you come with them to visit parts of Venice the casual traveler would never see, as you eat and drink your way through the city like a local (Shannon lived in Venice for a year and is the co-author of Chow, Venice!) — while leaving all the headache-y parts of your travel organization to Grapehops.

Welcome Shannon & Kim, and thank you for your support.

Welcome, Walks! A new Living Venice sponsor.

Walks Inside Italy are a group of expert, personable guides who have joined forces to offer their services for small group tours in the three most visited cities in Italy: Venice, Florence, and Rome.

The guides of Walks Inside Italy who have degrees in specific studies, and are authorized by the regions they work in — which means they’ve all passed the rigorous, required exams. They’re also Italian (although their English is probably better than yours), and local, which adds yet another dimension on everything you see and experience with them.

The guides of Walks Inside Italy have been bringing insight to travelers for decades, and like nothing better than helping visitors discover the very best their cities and country have to offer. Their small group tour options offer travelers an intimate group tour experience (no umbrellas, thank you) while keeping prices within reach.

Welcome, Walks! Grazie for sponsoring LivingVenice.