...and Enjoy a Pleasant Evening With Two Locals!

- Welcome to St Petersburg Essential Guide -

Coming to St Petersburg soon? If so, meet with us in the city and let's have a good time together. We have many stories to tell you, and we are also interested to hear yours!

So, all your stuff is packed, your must-see list is done, your flight tickets and hotel have been booked, and you're about to come to the city of Peter the Great. Wow... that's great! I can feel your excitement from over here.

Meet with usMeet with us: Davide and Anastasia

Soon you're going to land in the most beautiful city of Russia, a city with 300 years of interesting and soaring history, amazing architecture, graceful rivers and canals , and a rich culture.

But, what about meeting with some locals? Hearing their life stories or telling them yours? And what if these locals could be the founders of St Petersburg Essential Guide? Yes! The minds behind this website you are visiting right now. 

We can hear you in the background saying what the hell are you talking about!

Well, what we're trying to say is simply that as you are coming to visit St Petersburg and in somehow you've found this website, so you're reading the content and taking advantage of the information given, perhaps you might also like the idea of meeting with us (Davide & Anastasia), two locals living and working in St Petersburg, Russia.

This is not the first time we met our visitors!

Last year we had the pleasure to meet with Prof. Claude and his wife Monique from Canada, Alvin and his family from Hong Kong; Warwick and his mother from Australia; Robyn and Roy from New Zealand; Takashi from Japan; and Thomas and Elke from Switzerland, and many others. The list grow up year after year! 

Wondering what we did?

Nothing special! We just hung out for dinner in one of our favorite St Petersburg restaurants or cafeterias in the city center and spent a few hours chatting about Russia, your visit to the city, life in general, and other stuff like you would do if you were with your friends. 

Overall, it was a really nice experience.  So we don't mind doing it again! Of course we won't be able to meet with everyone, but if your travel dates fit our agenda, and we are not away, then we'll be more than happy to catch up with you. After all, meeting with travelers from different parts of the world is fun and fascinating, at least for us.

So want to meet with us?

If you are up for a meeting, then before traveling to St Petersburg send us an invitation using the form below. After receiving your request we'll check our availability and reply to you to let you know if we can make it. Hope we can!


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Below you can find a Photo Gallery with all the people we met from 2014 up to now. For a better view click on the photo to open the photo gallery.

Meet with usPhoto with Richard and his family and friends from USA at the Adzhabsandal Restaurant in St Petersburg, Russia.

More photos to come soon! If you meet with us your photo can be featured here too. So we hope you'll be the next one!


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Dear visitors,

Thank you very much for visiting our website.

With this message I would like to inform you that from Sep 17th to October 2th of this year, I and Anastasia we are out of the office and away from Russia.

Thus during this specific time we have very limited access to our inbox email, and due to that we won't be able to arrange any tours or airport transfers.

However, if you are planning to come to Russia at the middle or end of October, or in November, December, or even next year please feel free to contact us.

As soon as we return we will get back to your email as fast as we can.

Thank you for your understanding.


Davide and Anastasia


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