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Manuela R.

Poggio Rusco (Mantova - Mantua), MN, Italy

Hello! My name is Manuela, I was born in the middle of the Po Valley on the border between Lombardy and Emilia Romagna regions, and it was natural for me to become a licensed guide in both regions.

I'm a mix of the two cultures I get along with the Lombard pragmatism and the Emilian jovial and open minded lifestyle. But from both cultures, above anything else, I have taken the best: culture, history, art and …why not … good food and wines! What more can I ask for?

How did I become a guide? By pure chance, I was working in a big international company and I was asked to organize a week-end tour in the area for some customers. I was panic-stricken I didn't know how to manage it. Luckily somebody gave me a hint "Why not to get in touch with a licensed guide who can organize a wonderful art and gourmet tour?" The guide made such a wonderful impression on me that I felt really … in love with her job. It was love at first sight, I knew this was my custom-made job! Exactly in that moment I decided I wanted to become a guide. Why not?

Even if I had a very good art and history school background I knew that I had to work and study hard but I plucked up my courage and at last I succeeded! I became a licensed guide for Mantua in 2002, for Ferrara 2003, for Modena 2005 and now I'm a licensed Guide for the whole Emilia Romagna Region.

Years have gone by since my first guiding tour experience but nothing has changed since then.

I still go on guiding with enthusiasm, competence and passion, I like looking at people's faces and see their surprising eyes or hear their exciting comments like "No, I don't believe!" "Really?" "Are you joking?" "Wow!" "Amazing!"…

I'm used to propose and organize tours together with the groups even if I have learnt that the choice of the tour depends on time mainly, I usually suggest classical tours with the most important monuments for those people who are going to spend little time in a place, or special tours for those who want not only to visit classical sites but also elaborate further some topics such as music, theatres, different art styles, Jewish communities, typical food and wines, boat excursions, gardens and so on. Last but not least I'm a versatile person ready to plan tours as per people's needs.

Write me what you need and I'll do my best to make it true!

A Recent Review of this guide

Manuela was a pleasure to spend a day with! She was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We learned a great deal about the history of Verona and you couldn't help but feel the passion she had for the city she was sharing with us. Thank you Manuela for a wonderful day!
Carolyn Charbonneau

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Credentials

I have been working as a Local Qualified Guide since 2002.
As a Local Licensed Guide I have access to any landmarks.

Degree in Modern Languages, Cultural Mediator and International Relations at the Universities of Bologna and Florence.

I worked as marketing responsible in international companies in Italy and abroad.

Restrictions

I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark

Guide Requirements for Italy

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Tours by Manuela R.

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FERRARA: city centre guided tour (classic,...

Ferrara: The city of Renaissance and ... bicycles - Unesco World Heritage,...

139 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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MODENa: city centre guided tour

Ferrari, Cuisine, Culture and ... Art - Unesco World Heritage Centre

145 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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BOLOGNA: city centre tour - (full day)

Bologna: an omnivore's dream - TASTING of typical products and wines,...

259 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

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BOLOGNA and Ravenna: classic city centre,...

This tour is perfect for those who spend in Bologna or in the area,...

277 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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VERONA and Mantua: Classic city tours,...

This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Verona or Mantua,...

265 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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BOLOGNA and VERONA walking tours: A 'must',...

This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Bologna or Verona,...

302 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

9 hours

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MANTUA: Palazzo Te, Ducal palace and,...

A 16 century love affair - Women competition for power at court - Full,...

253 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

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MANTUA: Jewish Mantua guided tour (City,...

Jews referred to Mantua as "Kiriah ha Alizah" "the happy city"

157 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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MANTUA: Palazzo Te and ducal palace

Tour in the Gonzagas' palaces - The Art of Mantua: Power and Patronage,...

157 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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FERRARA: city centre and Este castle,...

Ferrara: The city of Ranaissance and ... Este family - Unesco World,...

163 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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FERRARA: Jewish Ferrara guided tour (City,...

Jewish synagogues and museum are TEMPORARILY closed for restorative,...

145 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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PARMA - city centre guided tour

Verdi's Italy: ham, cheese, opera and... a beautiful City Centre

145 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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SABBIONETA (Mantua Province): city centre,,...

Sabbioneta: An ideal Renaissance city - Unesco World Heritage Centre

133 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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BOLOGNA and Modena: classic city centre,...

This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Bologna a short-term,...

241 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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MODENA and PARMA tours starting from,...

This tour is recommended for people who stay in Emilia Romagna Region,...

253 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Mantua (It. Mantova) and Sabbioneta guided,...

Unesco World Heritage Centres: Mantua (It. Mantova) and Sabbioneta

265 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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VERONA and San Pietro hill walking tour:,...

See tour map with itinerary in green colour - 5-hour walking tour in,...

302 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

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VERONA walking tour: A good way to know,...

See tour map with itinerary in green colour - 4-hour walking tour in,...

253 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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FERRARA: City centre, Este castle and,...

Ferrara: Ranaissance, Astrology and ... the Este Family - Unesco World,...

253 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

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