About us

Erika Cornali

I moved from Liguria to Venice in 1999 to study at the Faculty of Oriental Languages at Ca’ Foscari University. Back then I used to spend hours trying to find my way in the calli, very often ending up in front of a canal. I’ve never gotten tired of wandering around the city, and even if I do not get lost anymore, I still find things that amaze me among the familiar bridges and palazzi. My major was Japanese language and art, and my first job was as a cataloguer in the Oriental Art Museum in Venice. My interest in modern art then led me to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, where I was in charge of special events.

In 2009 I decided to deepen my knowledge of Venice, its art and its history by becoming a registered guide. Ever since, I’ve enjoyed sharing my passion for the city with people from all over the world who are eager to understand its beauty and fascinating lifestyle.

erikacornali@gmail.com

Matteo Gabbrielli

I’ve always defined myself as a “citizen of the world” because I have been traveling since I was born. My father’s job took our family to Sicily, Iraq, Australia and the Middle East. As my mother’s love for history made me conscious of what I saw around me everywhere we went, I grew up curious. After getting my degree in Archaeology with a specialization in Islamic Archeology from Ca’ Foscary University in Venice, I continued my travels by working on research and restoration projects both in Italy and Egypt. During this first career, Venice remained my home base. I then combined my interest in archaeology and history with my love for this city and became a registered guide in 2009.

I like this job because it gives me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of Venice and to exchange ideas and impressions of travels.

matteo.gabbrielli@gmail.com

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