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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 Siracusa

Private Guide in Siracusa - Alessandro

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

Private Guide in Catania - Andrea Riccardo

(Member Since 2015) Languages: Italian, Spanish, English, French, Russian

I grow in Belgium, and after 20 years of clouds and rain I decided to return back to the misery, to the desert. Desert in the sense of difficulties to get honest money, because in Sicily only the government pays. The government and tourism, because tourist are not jalous, that you are growing, that you are rising up to become someone.

Private guides in Italy

Italy

Capital: Rome
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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COMMENTS ABOUT Italy:

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 Sorrento

Private Guide in Sorrento - Carlo Arcucci

(Member Since 2015) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Sorrento, Naples Languages: english

Anyway i've stared working into the tourism when i was just 21 years old,so it's 15 years now....and i work with the same passion of many years ago because i'm very proud of my country so i love to give to my clients (which will become than friends of mine) the opportunity of knowing the local history, to visit amazing places such as Pompei, Positano, the Breathtaking Amalfi coast and the stunning Capri island and the Eternal City of Rome but i try specially to let them approaching to those places thought local's eyes...so they could have even a different point of view.

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 - 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 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 - Paola Coresi

(Member Since 2018) Languages: english - german - french - italian

Hello my name is Paola Coresi, I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I have been working in Tourism for al lifetime, over 40 years. I travelled a lot around the world in the past and had the chance to visit many countries, I also worked as tour manager in Italy for a number of years, showing my own country to foreigners. I also worked in hotels and travel agencies. Now I am a licensed guide and would like to show my city, Rome, to visitors.

Private Guide in Pompeii

Private Guide in Pompeii - Pierpaolo Di Leva

(Member Since 2014) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Naples, Pompeii 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 Florence

Private Guide in Florence - Stefania

(Member Since 2015) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Florence Languages: English, Italian

Hi! I was born in Florence and I live here with my family. I attended the University of Florence and obtained a degree in History of Art, later I become a licensed guide for the city of Florence. I am passionate about the history and art of my city. I update constantly studying and visiting temporary exhibitions of Florence.

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 Rome

Private Guide in Rome - Cristina Corrirossi

(Member Since 2013) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Rome Languages: English, Italian

You can book any traditional tour (Ancient Rome, Baroque Rome, Vatican Museums), or less crowded walks in the City (Ghetto and Trastevere) or one of the pearls of the countryside (Villa d Este, Villa Adriana, Ostia). Just ask! We ll make it up together.

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.

Private Guide in Milan

Private Guide in Milan - Flavio Suteo

(Member Since 2017) Languages: English Italian French Spanish German Chinese

Hello, my name is Flavio Suteo, I was born in 1989, since a teenager I always liked to experience travelling all over the world, discover new cultures and people, that is also one of the reasons I want to show other people around Italy and make them experience their trip, holiday at it's best.

Private Guide in Milan

Private Guide in Milan - Katerina Panayotova

(Member Since 2016) Languages: English, Italian, Bulgarian

My name is Katerina and I'm a licensed tourist guide in Milan and surroundings. The tourist guide profession has been my last and most enjoyable choice ever, that I made 5-6 years ago. That was a choice determined by my love for my city, for its long and interesting history, its amazing artistic treasures, its dynamic rhythm of life alternated by surprising occasions for relax, its fashion and design, its rich social life and of course love for travelling and meeting new people. I'm also passionate about Italian gastronomy and wine.

Private Guide in Rome

Private Guide in Rome - Katja Hansel

(Member Since 2018) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Rome Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

I have been a private local guide of Rome and the Vatican for almost 20 years. I am very passionate about my job, which is why I have been training other professionals in the field for several years. I provide high end tours for adults, but am also specialized in Family Travel with kids and teens.

Private Guide in Florence

Private Guide in Florence - Lunella

(Member Since 2017) Languages: enlgish, spanish

Hello I'm Lunella I was born in Tuscany and raised in Tuscany.Since I was a child I loved history and languages and you can imagine how lucky I felt when my main passions turned out to be a job 26 years ago and I became a qualified tour escort first and tour guide later.

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 Rome

Private Guide in Rome - Valentina

(Member Since 2017) Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French

Born in Sardinia, I'm living in Rome since the 2011 when I moved here for attending my PhD. Actually I felt in love with Romesince the first time when I came here, I was only 4 years old. This love is still in life.

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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. 

Questions about Italy
Good morning Fiona... What is a good time to visit Venice and avoid the crowds? I am more interested in a "every day real life" experience in Venice, not the tourist experience so to speak... Im looking for the nooks and cranies of REAL LIFE in every day Venice... Thank you and ...
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