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Hi, I am Vania!

I was born and raised in Nervesa della Battaglia, a quaint village surrounded by rolling vineyards and ancient abbeys, nestled at the foothills of Montello, in the Veneto region, about 40 km north of Venice.

Growing up in the idyllic countryside made me develop a deep connection and respect for nature and the outdoors since a young age. My childhood memories are made of humid summers, colourful acacia forests, family hikes to spectacular mountain peaks, frosty winters, the scent of burnt wood, and the sight of pinewoods at dusk. Every smell, scent, colour, changing of season left a vivid mark which I still cherish nowadays.

My passion and knowledge of nature expanded after my degree in Natural Sciences at Padua University, and then drove me to embark on my professional career as educational guide, working with both children and adults in the Botanical Garden of Padua.

Since 2017 I have also been working as tour leader for Exodus Travels, one of the most renowned adventure tour operators in the world. I regularly lead group hiking tours across Italy, from the rolling Prosecco Hills, my homeland, to the jewels of the Amalfi Coast!

Join me to uncover some of Italy’s most extraordinary places and trails together! 


Guide associated to AIGAE, Italian Association of Nature Guides.


Prosecco Hills, Amalfi Coast & Chianti Region.


You can join one of the scheduled walks or create tailor-made ones just for you.


Vania was amazing from start to finish! Her enthusiasm and sense of fun were catching and her ability to lead the group from the back, the front or the middle allowed everyone to walk at their own pace. Vania was relentless in her pursuit of ensuring we all had a great time...

Sue Burgin

She's amazing. She's knowledgable, fun and full of energy. She constantly keeps up with the different needs of the group and makes every walk so enjoyable. Nothing is too much trouble for Vania, whatever you ask of her she arranges to make sure you have the best, most memorable experiences on holiday. Its a pleasure to spend time walking in one of her groups.

Roz Forster

She is the best. Warm, kind, thoughtful, very social, accommodating, and goes beyond the call if duty. I went specifically on this trip, that week to walk again with Vania. I walked with her in Amalfi last year.

Sarah Davey

Sorridente. professionale e disponibile.

Barbara Battistin