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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. Two summers ago I worked as a tour leader with a friend taking tourists from a cruise to Romeo beach in Ravenna. Ravenna is such a gem, it was so enjoyable, especially working with this friend. Last year I took two classes to the Turin Egyptian museum where we had a guide, in just one day. Exhausting but very interesting as you can imagine. Last summer working for Tours by Local in Bologna and Ravenna was just amazing, I met some really great, laid-back people.

A Recent Review of this guide

Weeks later we are still savoring our time in Bologna, and very much appreciate your having very knowledgeably guided us through the city's university and that institution's rich, centuries-long history, as well as museums and neighborhoods of special interest. You were the rare guide who, quite evidently, researched areas of particular interest to us to enrich and personalize our experience. Our time with you was both informative and pleasurable.
Ralph Ibson

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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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Get-to-know Bologna private tour

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Enjoy the highlights of this beautiful city

169 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Private Jewish tour of Bologna and Ferrara,...

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Jewish area and Museum in Bologna and Ferrara or Modena - private tour

432 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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The Made-in-Italy food and products private,...

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

169 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private Bologna Etruscan-Roman tour

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Tour to discover the archeological area of Bologna and see the remains,...

502 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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A private tour of Magic, Eternal Ravenna

A private Early-Christian and byzantine mosaics' raw beauty tour

198 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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University tour

Bologna the learned and medieval Student uprisings!

169 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private tour of Brisighella

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One of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy

525 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 hours

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Modena: a beautiful city, private tour

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Private tour to discover Modena with Balsamic vinegar tasting

187 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Parma Private tour

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Plush, courtly Parma of the Farnese duchy

192 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Bologna private water tour

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Private walking tour of the labyrinthine canals and watercourses of,...

187 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private Modena food tour and products

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Modena food tasting and other Modenese products

198 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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