Would you like to have an exclusive and personal experience of Venice? Get away from the tourist trap? Book your city walk with Kristin Flood who has lived in Venice for more than twenty years. She is a bestseller author from Norway, fluent in English and Italian. As a local hostess with an authentic venetian network, she introduces you to places that few tourists have access to, and open secret doors to the true magic of Venice.
She also works a local agent, creating exciting tailor made programs, dinners in impressive palazzi, events and programs for groups. As an author and a journalist she often shares her knowledge about the great writers that has lived in this amazing city, like Byron, Goethe, Hemingway, and others.
Kristin Flood, Norwegian bestselling author and known through many years as a journalist for the Norwegian press in Italy, has published five books about personal development in different countries. She loves to present the unique city of Venice through her personalized city walks for small exclusive groups.
Kristin Flood, born in Oslo by a Norwegian father and an Italian mother, started to offer personalized ‘authors walks’ more than fifteen years ago. She has a degree in Art History from the University of Oslo. During her years in Venice her passion for history has increased and being a true storyteller, she loves to share the amazing stories of Venice with her guests.
Kristin Flood’s extraordinary delivery makes history come alive and awakens the curiosity for what hides behind the city’s facade. In a short space of time, as she draws lines and parallels to our own time and invites us to be moved by more than what we can see, the thirst for knowledge and connection to Venice is established.
Thank you for a wonderful time in Venice! I was part of a group of 16 friends and Kristin showed us the city off the beaten track. After presenting the fascinating story of Venice in a 18th century palazzo she took us to the Jewish ghetto and through the myriads of narrow streets, ending the walk with an exquisite lunch in one of Kristin’s local restaurants. Top score!
I just want to thank Kristin for the enriching hours she spent with us in Venice, sharing her amazing knowledge and her fine presence. It was unforgettable. Thank you!
We had a fantastic tour to Venice. Everybody was happy with Kristin’s three day program, the hotel and not at least the dinner at the baroness’s palazzo. We were impressed by Kristin’s knowledge of the history of Venice. Thank you, Kristin, for making this an extraordinary experience. You have our warmest recommendations!
Since quite a few years I have been in charge of a photographic workshop based on art history, literature and film – an educational journey! Kristin Flood contributes to this project in an essential way, with her expertise on Venice and her warm and radiant expression.
Want to get to know one of the world's most amazing cities without digging into a dry guidebook? Want to hear great stories told by a local citizen and passionate storyteller? Maybe you need inside tips about restaurants, bars and what's worth seeing right now?
The Norwegian journalist and author Kristin Flood knows how to get away from the tourist trap. She takes you through the narrow alley where Marco Polo was born and opens doors to the magnificent private palazzi. In the Jewish ghetto, where Shakespeare’s drama "The merchant of Venice" takes place, she takes you back to the intrigue and makes it come alive. And if you want to know more about the the 18th century playboy Giacomo Casanova’s flirts, the Renaissance painter Tizian's use of colours or Lord Byron and Ernest Hemingway's passionate relationship with the city, then you must book a city walk with Kristin. She is personal, enthusiastic, and as a longtime journalist, a real storyteller. Want to experience more? Book her ‘Magic day in Venice’, a full day with exciting visits, lunch, dinner and a night walk for those who want to explore Venice in the dark, without getting lost. As a local agent she also organizes more detailed programs for families, friends and companies. Prepare for an ‘inside’ experience with a differance – of Venice!
Kristin's classic city walk lasts three hours. She takes you off the beaten track, away from the major tourist crowds, into narrow alleyways. Along the way, she tells fascinating stories of famous Venetians and gives you an insight into renaissance art, cultural history and Venice's millennial financial success.
As an author with passion for reading, Kristin offers special walks in the footsteps of the great authors who lived in Venice. They were deeply inspired by the city; Johann W. Goethe, Lord Byron, George Sand, Thomas Mann, John Ruskin, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Joseph Brodskji.
Join Kristin in the Venetian Lagoon! Here lies the more unknown part of the city. Each island hides its own story. Some are famous, Murano and Torcello. Som less famous, like the monastery Island San Francesco del Deserto. Kristin organizes boat trips that lasts 3-6 hours.
In a Doge-palazzo from the 18th century Kristin organizes exclusive banquets together with a baroness. Surrounded by frescoes, stucco and antiques, the guests are taken back to the magnificent Venice of the past. The baron and baroness are hands on and responsible for the cooking and the serving themselves. The guests receive a unique and personal tour inside the private palazzo.
Food & Wine tour to the city's traditional taverns, called Baccari. Learn about Venice's fascinating history while you enjoy Venetian tapas, cicchetti (pronounced tsjiketti) and wine tasting. You will also get to know the local cuisine so that you can better choose your local food at the restaurants during your stay.
Feel at home in Venice! Stay in a beautifully furnished room in an 18th-century palazzo B&B. Get breakfast served in bed and your own key to the house. The venetian host who has spent years creating an authentic venetian atmosphere, is a personal friend of Kristin. Special price when booking through Kristin.
Kristin organizes various excursions to the mainland: Visit to a venerable 16th-century vineyard with possibilities for wine tasting and wine purchases. Visits to the Palladio Villas, historic gems that were the Venetians' summer houses. Cave tour of the Dolomites with guide.
Kristin was born in Oslo, her mother Italian, her father Norwegian. She grew up in Norway, and as a bilingual she has been fluent in Italian since childhood. After five years of art history and journalism at the University of Oslo, she started working in the media; VG, NRK and Aftenposten. Moving to Venice in the 1990s, she became a stringer for Aftenposten, the main daily newspaper in Norway. Eventually she began to write articles for others major newspapers and also worked for the government radio NRK. She started to assist Norwegian business and government delegations who came to Italy offering walking tours to private groups. Thus, she began to tailor-make special programs in Venice. She is the author of bestselling 'Amor Fati' (2002) and several other books about personal development. She is also a public speaker and organizes workshops and retreats.
Kristin loves her second hometown, Venice - the beauty, the mood, the art, the silence. And as a storytelling journalist, she loves to share the magic stories of Venice with visitors. Uniting past and present, she manages to engage her guests in a distinctive way. After a few hours with Kristin, you want to know more, learn more and come back to Venice to continue exploring the city. You are guaranteed to experience that Venice is an amazing treasure chest of exciting discoveries.
Three hour city walk
2 pers.: 75 euro pp = 150 euro (min)
3-4 pers.: 65 euro pp = 195-255 euro
5-6 pers.: 60 euro pp = 300-360 euro
7-10 pers.: 50 euro pp = 350-500 euro
More then 10 persons special agreement
Special agreements for dinners, boat tour, and other events.