Rita Sartori, Guide in Venice

Guided tours in the Accademia Gallery
Discussing site-specific artworks  at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice

A professional guide since 1998, officially qualified for illustrating the Cultural Heritage of Venice & its Lagoon,
the Venetian Villas and the Eastern Veneto
, including museums, exhibitions, and all those secret places
that only natives know.

Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages, Art, History & Civilization (University Ca’ Foscari, Venice)
Topic of dissertation: Caravaggio and Malta

Master’s Degree in Economics and Management of Arts (University Ca’ Foscari, Venice)
Topic of dissertation: Sacred Spaces and Tourist Spaces. ‘Chorus’, A Model of Conciliation.

A researcher in the field of redundant religious heritage under the supervision
of the Laboratory of Management 
of Arts and Culture (M.A.C. Lab),
University Ca’Foscari, Venice. 

A member of the international, lay and not-for-profit organization Future for Religious Heritage,
whose main concern is the future of nowadays ‘redundant’ historic religious (christian and non-christian)
buildings, and their potential ‘extended use’, or re-use.

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Main collaborations:

  • National Geographic Television for The Rising Tides of Venice, a documentary on the environmental issues
    of the Venetian Lagoon;
  • BBC for Holiday Programme;
  • ZDF (D) in Hallo Deutschland;
  • RAI (Italy’s National Broadcasting Network) for Ulisse, il Piacere della Scoperta: Venezia, sette secoli di splendore,
    a program by Piero Angela and Alberto Angela, as a researcher;
  • RTI-Mediaset, with a script for a documentary on Venice, its culture and traditions;
  • Venice Tourist Board (Azienda di Promozione Turistica di Venezia) 
  • Aareal Bank Group (D), for which I designed a ‘learning experience’ in the Arsenal of Venice, as a case study.

My passions:  my job, art, dance, The Beatles.

My latest passion:   Old Venetian glass ‘trade beads’!

Child-friendly guided tours in Venice
Child-friendly guided tours in Venice
With the famous german actors Uwe Kockisch (as Commissario Brunetti) and Karl FIscher (as Sergente Vianello)