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Stephanie F.

BOLOGNA, EMILIA ROMAGNA, Italy

Interview with Stephanie: What is your background?

I'm British by nationality with an Italian mother. I was born in France and grew up in the UK and Luxembourg. I studied History and Spanish at Middlesex University, London. I moved to Naples in 2003, then moved to Jesi, in the Marche in 2005 before moving to Casalecchio in 2007 to work as an English teacher and translator. I speak Spanish, French and Italian and can do guided tours in all these languages. Now I am working in two high schools teaching English conversation, and live near the city centre.

Why did you decide to become a tourist guide?
Italian culture is endlessly fascinating, and I feel very lucky to be living in Bologna, a city with an incredible heritage. I love studying the local and regional history, art, architecture and traditions, and decided to take the tourist guide exam so that I could share my knowledge and enthusiasm with as many people as possible.

What makes you different from other guides?
I am also very well-informed about the political scene in Bologna in the 1970's and can give tours on this subject. I am very happy to provide tours for people with physical disabilities.

What do you like about your job as a tourist guide?
I really love meeting new people and I really love Emilia Romagna. Every city in this region is uniquely fascinating, with its specific local history and culture.
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What do clients usually ask you?
-What do I need to bring? In the summer, cool comfortable clothes and shoes, and sun cream.

Do you have any experience you'd like to share?
I took some student refugees from Nigeria, Mongolia and Syria on a tour. My friend from Bologna Refugees welcome organized it all for me, and it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Last summer I worked as a tour leader with a friend taking tourists from a cruise to Romeo beach in Ravenna. Ravenna is such a gem, I can't wait to do it again! And recently I took two classes at the Turin Egyptian museum where we had a guide, in just one day. Exhausting but very interesting as you can imagine.

Credentials

I am a qualified tourist guide for Bologna and Emilia Romagna.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Guide Requirements for Italy

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Tours by Stephanie F.

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Get-to-know Bologna

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Enjoy the highlights of this beautiful city

170 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Jewish tour in Bologna and Ferrara

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Discover the Jewish area and Museum in Bologna and Ferrara

433 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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The Made-in-Italy food and products tour

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Discover some traditional areas of Bologna and choose an optional 'making,...

170 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Bologna Etruscan-Roman tour

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Discover the archeological area of Bologna and see the remains in Marzabotto,...

503 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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University tour

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Bologna the learned and medieval Student uprisings!

170 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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