23/04/17

Free tour in Venice

VUOI FARE UN FREE TOUR A VENEZIA?
ECCO QUALCOSA CHE DEVI PRIMA SAPERE:
- le passeggiate guidate "free tours" non sono gratuite, ma prevedono un compenso per ciascun turista sotto forma di "mancia";
- i "volontari" fanno le guide turistiche spesso senza abilitazione e senza specifiche competenze locali;
- le loro associazioni "culturali no profit" sono coperture per il lavoro nero e l'evasione fiscale di cui sarai complice.
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VENICE "FREE TOUR" SCAM:
THINKING OF DOING A FREE TOUR IN VENICE? THINK AGAIN.
- the tours aren't free: you pay a "tip", 20 - 30 euro a pop
- run by lucrative, highly organized, bogus non-profit operations (to get your sympathy and dodge tax)
- illegal. staff lack the accreditation and background checks required to work as guides in Italy
- despised by locals as disrespectful, ill-informed and intrusive.

Roberto Bottazzo sui free tour
 Since 2009, the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) and their 200,000+ members have been warning the EU Commission, national authorities and MEPs that the "free tours" practice is misleading and bad for the image of any destination. The practice can compromise the health and safety of the consumer, as well as expectations of accurate information.
The persons conducting the tours are paid in tips only, which means low payment with no guaranteed income or employment. No professional qualification for conducting the tours is required. These are only short term engagements and could be seen as a way of exploiting young people who often report that this is a type of "slavery market" developed outside the professional labour market rules.
Many tour organisers demand their "guides" pay them a commission of 3 - 5 EURO per participant, so it's no surprise that the person guiding presses tourists to give tips. This amount is comparative to what a visitor-consumer would pay to attend any legally organised and advertised guided group tour conducted by a professionally qualified tourist guide.
The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations stress that several legal issues are raised and must be confronted by relevant authorities on international, European and national levels. They urge consumers, advertising-practice
committees and members of government to act against this ever-growing "black labour" market.
(FEG European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations - April 6th, 2017)
Newspaper about illegal free tour





26/02/17

Carnival of Venice 2017

            Carnival of Venice 2017

Here some postcards from Venice !

www.carnevale.venezia.it 
The official web-site of Carnival
Maschere a Venezia

Masks in Venice

Venezia


31/12/16

Happy New Year in Venice!

Piazza San Marco
Murano Glass


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Venice!
Babbo Natale a Venezia




26/11/16

Venise black & white

Venise en blanc et noir...

Venice Black & White
Canal Grande


















04/11/16

Venice 1966 'L'acqua granda'

Venezia, 4 novembre 1966
On November 4,1966 the hightest high tide of the history of Venice risked to destroy the city Venice ...




palazzo Ducale, Venezia
4 Novembre 1966 e la memoria dei giorni che rischiarono di distruggere Venezia...
Venice high tide










16/10/16

Rialto bridge



Rialto bridge in Venice - Italy.  The restoration of the bridge will finish on December 2016.
Rialto bridge





























Foto restauroponterialto.it

Rialto








12/10/16

Wedding in Venice

Sposi e fotografi a piazza San Marco e dintorni..
Wedding in Venice...






Wedding in Venice





















Wedding a San Marco

Sposi a San marco



18/08/16

http://bestveniceguides.it/en/2016/07/22/cheers-cin-cin/

17/05/16

Biennale Architecture 2016 - Venice







                                 
Biennale Venice architecture 2016 'Reporting from the front' 28 Maggio- 27 novembre 2016

Paulo Mendes da Rocha will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

 The ceremony will be celebrated on Saturday 28th of May 2016  in Venice .



Paulo Mendes de Rocha
Il 28  maggio avrà luogo a Venezia la cerimonia di premiazione dell'architetto Paulo Mendes de Rocha per il Leone d'oro alla carriera nell'ambito delle celebrazioni per l'inaugurazione della Biennale di architettura.


For information official web-site :www.labiennale.org


27/03/16

Spring in Venice

Venice just now!
www.veniceprivateguide.wordpress.com
Piazza San Marco, Venezia
Chiesa dei Miracoli, Venezia

Venezia