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Stefano M.

Verona, Italy

My name is Stefano and I'm a Licensed Tourist Guide for 4 towns (MANTOVA, VERONA, VICENZA and BRESCIA), this means that I had to take exams testing my preparation.

And it also means that I can help you organize guided Tours, urban and extra-urban itineraries, Excursions on Lake Garda, Trips to Lake Iseo, wine tours of the Franciacorta or Valpolicella wine regions, and much more throughout my entire area of expertise, in four languages (Italian, English, German and French) and with customized itineraries. After earning my degree from the University for Interpreters and Translators in Bologna and becoming a tourist guide for the city of Mantua in 1999, my passion for this profession prompted me to expand my area of activity, and I later also became a tourist guide for Verona in 2004, Brescia in 2005 and Vicenza in 2006.

One feature that characterizes me? I put information, passion and lots of jokes in my speeches. My tours will not just be guided tours with boring dates, names and lists of monuments, but my goal will be to pass things through in a funny and enjoyable manner.

It was only by chance that I discovered 20 years ago - when I was still at the university studying languages - that I wanted to become a tourist guide, for life. I started to move my first steps in Sabbioneta, an ideal Renaissance town in the middle of nowhere, but then gradually my passion for art and to communicate grew bigger and I expanded my knowledge. I now regularly work in Mantua, Verona, around Lake Garda, Vicenza, Brescia, Lake Iseo and Franciacorta. My passion for art, the local culture and traditions, food and wine grew so big that I put all my strength to become a qualified tourist guide of these towns. But above all, not only do I put passion into it, but lots of irony as well. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share all this with people all over the world. So many life stories, so many sincere hugs and smiles, so many laughs. All places I will show you offer something special and unique to be experienced. It will be a pleasure for me to let you taste a piece of Italian dolce vita like nowhere else, like never before.

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Wonderful tour with great history and fun sense of humor!
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Credentials

I have 4 licenses to work as a tour guide in 4 different Italian counties, this means I am allowed to accompany groups in the following towns and districts / areas: Verona, Vicenza (Palladio's city), Palladian Villas, Lake Garda district, Iseo Lake and Franciacorta wine area, Brescia, Mantova, Valpolicella wine area, Bardolino wine area, Soave wine area.

Restrictions

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

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Tours by Stefano M.

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Verona's essential sightseeings, 2 h.,...

Come and see the monuments not to be missed in our beautiful city

193 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Verona by night

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Tour of the town after sunset

217 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Private Half Day Guided Tour in Sirmione,...

Walking tour of the village, visit of a Medieval Castle and a Roman,...

241 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Brescia, known as the "Lioness of Italy"

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The town's old centre is so rich in art and history that it forms a,...

241 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Experience Verona through its art and,...

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Eno-gastronomic tour in one of the most tasty towns of northern Italy

271 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Palazzo Te, a villa for the Duke's pleasure

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The most famous work by Giulio Romano

181 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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