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Private Guide in Taormina

Private Guide in Taormina - Giovanni Arena

(Member Since 2009) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Taormina, Palermo, Catania, Siracusa Languages: Italian, English

Giovanni Arena, touristic guide, specialized in Sicily and Mt. Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, Alcantara Gouge, Taormina. I enjoy creating tailor-made private tours for my guests so you travel at your own pace, focussing on the things that interest you. I will research your areas of interest and make suggestions that will ensure you have the most satisfying holiday possible.

Private Guide in Florence

Private Guide in Florence - Massimo C.

(Member Since 2010) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Florence Languages: English, spanish, swedish, italian

Hello, dear friends! I’m Massimo and I work as a private guide in Florence. I live in this wonderful city, and there is no place I haven’t seen or known there. I offer a wide range of private tours in Florence, but only for small tourist groups. Besides being a guide I am also a driver, so if you would like to use my service, I will take care of the transport. There are several cars at your disposal: Mercedes- Benz sedan with air-conditioning and a minivan.

Private Guide in Naples

Private Guide in Naples - Alessandra Buondonno

(Member Since 2012) Languages: italian, english and spanish

I'm an art historian and graduated with honors. About ten years working as a tour guide. I speak fluent English and Spanish. I worked for a long time organizing temporary exhibitions at the Museum of Capodimonte, one of the most beautiful museum in Naples.

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Capital: Rome
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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Bounded on the north by the majestic Alps and on the south by the warm turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a boot-shaped peninsula extending from the central European continent sharing borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Its capital city, Rome, is an ancient city with global historical influence as the seat of the Holy Roman Empire, and many other notable Italian cities possess their own legendary histories, such as Venice, Naples, Florence and Milan. 

In modern times, Italy is a country on the top of many lists of dream vacations, drawing visitors from across Europe and throughout the world who find this country an incredibly desirable vacation destination. The warm and friendly people, their interesting culture, fascinating history and numerous attractions make Italy a place that is very attractive for holidays. You can enjoy gorgeous Mediterranean beaches, superb cuisine, amazing art and architecture, and a vast array of other attractions to create a memorable experience of your vacation under the Italian sun.

Venice is a city that invokes romance, a charming and unique town built on a series of tiny islands interconnected by bridges and waterways. At least once in a lifetime everyone should experience the pleasure of a gondola ride along Venice’s Grand Canal, with memorable sights such as the Doges Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica along the way. 

The Amalfi Coast, Capri, Tuscany and the Italian Riviera are all gloriously beautiful locales along the Italian coastline with spectacular views and warm, sunny beaches. Quaint seaside villages welcome visitors into charming hotels and restaurants where you enjoy the best of fine Italian wines and mouthwatering local dishes.

The Vatican City, the Coliseum, and the Ruins of Pompeii are but a few of the historical and cultural attractions one can explore while traveling in Italy. This lovely culture provides festivals such as the Carnival of Venice, art galleries and museums like the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and an unforgettable gastronomic experience that could include cooking classes in Rome. A visit to Italy offers many exciting and enjoyable attractions that provide a memorable Mediterranean vacation experience.

Private Guide in Siracusa

Private Guide in Siracusa - Alessandro

(Member Since 2014) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Siracusa, Noto, Catania, Palazzolo Acreide, Modica, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa, Scicli Languages: English, Italian

I’m an archaeologist. I hold a BA in Preservation of Cultural Herigate, with a specific focus on classical archaeology, completed by a further Postgraduate qualification in Sicily and Magna Graecia Archeology.

Private Guide in Florence

Private Guide in Florence - Deyse Ribeiro

(Member Since 2013) Languages: Portoghese

My name is Deyse Ribeiro and I´m brasilian and authorized guide tour in Tuscany, at Florence, Pisa, Chianti Area, Volterra, San Miniato, Vinci, Certaldo, and others city at Pisa and Florence Province.

Private Guide in Palermo

Private Guide in Palermo - Domenico Aronica

(Member Since 2014) Languages: Italiano, English, Français

Professional photographer and authorized touristic guide, proposes to you original walking tours, discovering the real heart of Palermo and Sicily!

Private Guide in Rome

Private Guide in Rome - Duman K.

(Member Since 2009) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Rome Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian & Italian

I'm a full licenced Rome driver tour guide to drive and accompany people all over Italy and I worked extensively in Rome as well.

Private Guide in Turin

Private Guide in Turin - Elisa Sonia Bruna

(Member Since 2012) Languages: English, French, German, Italian

My name is Sonia Bruna and I will be happy to accompany during your visit to Turin. Working as a private guide for more than 16 years, I’m always glad to assist tourists visiting this beautiful city and strive to tell as much as I can about this place.

Private Guide in Naples

Private Guide in Naples - Fabrizio Belleni

(Member Since 2012) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Pompeii, Naples Languages: english, italiano, francais, espanol

Working as a professional guide since the age of 17 and having accompanied tourists through many European countries and the Caribbean island I still have a very special feeling towards Naples. This is where I was born, grew up and started working as a guide. And this is the city I love to work in the most.

Private Guide in Rome

Private Guide in Rome - Fernando Gozzi

(Member Since 2012) Languages: Italian, English

My name is Fernadno Gozzi and I am a professional experienced guide providing tours in English. I am native citizen of Rome and i work as tour guide since 2005. Since i was child i like to discover new beatiful places in my homeland. My first passion is walk and live in the nature, discovering the customs and traditions of the places i visit.

Private Guide-Driver in Florence

Private Guide-Driver in Florence - Gianmaria Mariti

(Member Since 2010) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Livorno, Florence Languages: english

Hello! Currently I work as a professional private guide in Florence, but at first I started working in tourism industry from being a driver in a company that provides limousine service in the western part of Italy. I have numerous positive references, which are available for reading at the cruise critic website. I really enjoy working with people belonging to different nationalities and cultures. I also worked as a lifeguard on the coast, so I have different experience.

Private Guide in Pompeii

Private Guide in Pompeii - Giuseppe Galano

(Member Since 2014) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Pompeii, Naples Languages: english,italian,german,spanish

Hello! My name is Giuseppe Galano. I am an experienced TOUR GUIDE with a background and qualifications in archaeology, history, history of art and literature as well as being fluent in several major European languages. My family has arranged private tours for three generations over a period of 50 years to Pompeii and all the museums, archaeological sites of the Campania region. I was born in Lacco Ameno, on the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples.

Private Guide in Rome

Private Guide in Rome - Marco Pontuali

(Member Since 2014) Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Buongiorno! A very warm welcome from me, Marco. I grew up in Rome, Italy, where I also studied and degreed in Tourism, Art and Languages. But my real education came around the world since 1992 I spent one third of my adult life living out of a suitcase in the Tourism field and it has shaped my thinking. I have been energetically leading tour groups through Italy and Europe for over a decade. I decided to become a local guide in my region, there is nowhere on earth as great as in Rome and its surroundings with all its history, culture, art, scenic landscapes and diversity. I am lucky to be a guide in the most fabulous city and proud to show it to you.

Private Guide in Rome

Private Guide in Rome - Nicola

(Member Since 2014) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Rome Languages: English, Russian

My approach is different from the boring usual and rigid tours. You don’t need a professor, nobody will perform a monologue. This won’t be a history class. You would have the chance to intervene, not only with questions, but feeling free to interact and take part to the play. My reward is your attention. I won’t fail your expectations. My duty is to please you, making your learning a nice experience, not a mere lesson about which, why or when something did happen.

Private Guide in Pompeii

Private Guide in Pompeii - Pierpaolo Di Leva

(Member Since 2014) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Pompeii, Naples Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

I arrange private and group Tours of Pompeii, the amazing Amalfi Coast, the beautiful island of Capri, Herculaneum, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Caserta, Ravello, Oplontis, Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, basically everything that concerns the Italian Region "Campania".

Private Guide in Cagliari

Private Guide in Cagliari - Riccardo

(Member Since 2014) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Cagliari Languages: italian, english, spanish

My name is Riccardo. I was born in Cagliari and for more than 4 years I have worked as licensed guide in this wonderful city and the most beautiful sites in Sardinia which include, among others, Costa Smeralda, Alghero, Nora and Barumini.

Private Guide in Venice

Private Guide in Venice - Rossana

(Member Since 2008) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Venice Languages: Italian, English, French

Hi my name is Rossana and I work with a small group of licensed official guides of Venice with whom I share a similar philosophy: we think that our job is not only based on historical and artistical knowledge but must be done with enthusiasm and flexibility. We offer itineraries for everyone’s tastes, you can choose the classical tour including the city highlights or a completely tailor-made holiday.

Private Guide in Taormina

Private Guide in Taormina - Tommaso Pante

(Member Since 2006) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Messina, Taormina, Milazzo, Lipari Island, Alcantara Languages: English, Franch, Spanish, Italian, Portugues, Russian

I have an extensive experience travelling around the world. I have been part of many guided tour groups and bring my experiences and knowledge gained from my independent travels around the globe. I am a full qualified and experienced tour manager (private guide in Italy) and can take care of anything necessary for you to enjoy a trip as well as guided or self-paced tours. My company is First Class Travel Assistance for First Class Travellers. I have lived and worked over ten years between Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and Italy my hometown.

Private Guide in Florence

Private Guide in Florence - Cristina Clavio

(Member Since 2009) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Florence Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian

My name is Christina, and I work as a private guide in Florence. It is worth noting that I have a great deal of experience when it comes to travelling. I have been working in tourism industry for many years now and I know exactly what the tourists are looking for when they visit a foreign country.

Private Guide in Venice

Private Guide in Venice - Fiona Giusto

(Member Since 2005) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Venice Languages: English, German, Italian

I work as a professional private guide in Venice. It is convenient that I speak several languages, and so I offer my service to English and German groups. I organize private tours in Venice and surrounding area. It would be my pleasure to work with different group.

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Guide Licensing Information for Italy

Guides face different requirements in different provinces of Italy. In order to get a license, it’s usually required to enroll in courses, pass the exams in the local municipality and have a living permit. The written and oral exams take place in the region, where the future guide is looking forward to working. During the exams the solicitor has to demonstrate profound knowledge in economy, arts, geography, regional history and tourist legislation of Italy. The qualification is subject to confirmation after several years. 

The courses, however, do not guarantee that the license will be obtained automatically, while working without a license will lead to serious problems. The police are checking documents even during tours, and if the guide won’t be able to present his or her license, a substantial fine or even deportation will ensue. 

The licenses are issued to EU citizens over 18 of age, as well as citizens of other countries, who are living and working in Italy longer than 3 years. The most essential requirements are a diploma in a domain close to the guiding activity (archeology, history, arts, etc.), diploma in tourism and decent Italian language skills. However, keep in mind that the requirements may vary greatly from one region to another, so you will have to check the details depending on the place you’re looking forward working in. 

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