With her mesmerising storytelling skills, Monica’s tours are a whirlwind of cultural, social and epicurean information punctuated by generous glugs of wine and excellent plates of cicheti (Venetian tapas). She’s so persuasive that she’s even been known to convince die-hard fish-phobics to mop up a plate of octopus. Kids will love her cleverly conceived ghost tours, full of grisly murders and plague deaths.

Snacks along the way are paid for separately.