Great guide, but gardens rather disappointing
Our guide, Paolo, was really great. She knew a lot about Venice and told us many interesting things. However, we were rather disappointed with the gardens. Our expectations were obviously too high as we expected the sort of gardens that are on show generally in Europe. Most of them were really run down and weedy and had seen better days. The only garden we thought was good was the hotel garden (forgotten the name). Nevertheless, we were glad we did the tour, we saw some interesting sites and learned a lot from Paolo.