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The land where I live is so beautiful that every corner deserves to be described.
My name is Sara Grinzato. I am an Art Historian, Art Restorer and professional Tourist Guide in Venice, Italy
I design and conduct customized guided tours in Venice and the Veneto.
I hold a master's degree in Art History achieved with honors at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice in 2009. At the University of Padua I then obtained a professional specialization with the post-graduate degrre in Art History.
In 2011 I obtained the professional license as a restorer of paintings on wood and canvas and of polychrome sculptures at the Istituto Veneto per i Beni Culturali in Venice.
I am an independent researcher, who studies the artistic manifestations in the Veneto land with predilection for the 17th- and 18th- centuries (https://unive.academia.edu/SaraGrinzato
Numerous are my study experiences abroad, in particular in Madrid, Berlin and London.
My professional experience
Since I was a student, I have worked for different museums
(e.g. the Civic Museums of Venice and some prestigious villas on the mainland) designing and conducting educational activities
. This is how I best learnt how to be a good tourist guide!
As an independent researcher, I love to study the Veneto art over the centuries, with special focus on painting and on the 18th century.
I am member of some local associations of professional tourist guides, committed to enhancing the city, with particular attention to quality and sustainable tourism, such as Promoguide (https://bestveniceguides.it/guida/sara-grinzato/
I own a restoration laboratory where I operate on oil paintings on canvas and polychromed wood sculptures. I work for private and public commissions, churches and museum (www.restauro-dipinti.it
Traveling is a unique experience of personal enrichment. First of all it means to approach a culturally different reality and to appreciate it in as many facets as possible.
Working as a guide allows me to become a cultural mediator, an interpreter of the extraordinary heritage that my land preserves.
A guided tour must be enlightening and exciting, and at the same time capable of selecting the significant elements making them memorable.