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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: 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 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


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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 Sorrento

Private Guide in Sorrento - Carlo Arcucci

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

Popular tours in Italy

A 'zonzo' or walkabout in one of the 'sestieri', A Day at Naples, A Day at Pompeii, A great Venetian palace on the Grand Canal, Aeolian cruise of island, Alcantara Gorges and Francavilla di Sicilia, All Tuscany in 1 Day - Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti, Ancient Rome - Private Tour, Ancient Rome. Imperial and Roman Forums and Colosseum., Archaeological Museum of Naples, Baroque Rome. The highlights of the city, the fountains, the squares, the painters., Best of Florence and guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery!, Best of Florence with Accademia (David by Michelangelo), Castelli Romani - Gastronomic Private Tour, Christian Rome - Private Tour, Classic Siracusa Tour full day, Classical Venice: the Highlights, Commissario Brunetti and Venice, Discovering the Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello, Full day in Pisa and Lucca with wine tasting at organic farm in Chianti!, Galleria Borghese, Gastronomy and Wine Tour, Guilds and trades, Half day in Pisa with wine tasting at Organic Farm in Chianti!, Half day San Gimignano and Chianti classico wine tour!, Half Day Tour in Lucca with wine tasting at organic farm in Chianti!, Island of Salina and "The Postman" set, Lipari and Vulcano Islands, Masterpieces Art Gallery Tour: the Accademia, Messina, Milazzo and Tindarys, Minitour From Palermo 4 days, Mount Etna and Taormina, Mt. Etna full day Tour, Mt. Etna wineries tour, Orientation walking tour and Wine tour in Chianti and San Gimignano, Ostia Antica - half day tour, Piazza San Marco, basilica and Doge, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coat from Naples or Sorrento, Pompeii Excavations by train: discover Pompeii as a local would, Private Pompeii, Rialto Bridge, markets and Frari Church, Rialto, S. Polo area and Tintoretto, Rome in a Glance - full day for cruisers, Rome in one day - Private Tour, Shopping & Wine tour - The Mall Prada & Wine tour at Chianti Castle!, Shore excursion from Livorno Port to Chianti wine area, San Gimignano and Volterra, Shore excursion from Livorno Port to Pisa and Florence, Shore excursion from Livorno Port to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti wine area, Shore excursion to Pisa and Lucca from Livorno Port, Spectacular tour of Herculaneum, Taormina and Castelmola, Taormina and Castelmola, The Best of Tuscany - Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti with wine tasting & lunch, The Godfather country: Savoca and Forza, The Highlights of St. Marks + Boat, The rising of the Lion’s Republic, The Royal Palace of Caserta, The Secret Itineraries of the Palazzo Ducale, The slopes of Mt. Etna and Taormina Tour, The Vatican & The Vatican Museums -Private Tour, Tivoli. Villa Adriana and Villa D’Este., Tour of Sicily, Transfer Assistant, Transfer from/to Ciampino and Fiumicino Airports, Transfer from/to Civitavecchia port, Vatican Museums and Saint Peter Basilica, Venice by night, Venice by “acqua”: boat tour of the Grand Canal, Walking on Casanova’s footsteps, Wonderful Wine Tour Chianti Classico wine area - at least 2 wine tasting

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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