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Tourist information on Italy Tour Guides & Why you should always make sure that you have booked a tour of Italy led by a fully qualified and licensed Italy Tour Guide. Not all companies on the internet use licensed tour guides and in Italy it's illegal for a non-licensed tour guide to conduct guided tours anywhere in Italy.
Reasons to make sure that the Italy Tours that you book are led by Licensed Italy Tour Guides
Firstly, in the overwhelming majority of cases Italy Tour Guides are either native or long-term residents of the city in which they conduct tours. So when you tour an Italian City with a licensed Italian Tour Guide you will enjoy an insiders view of the city you are touring. In other words, you will have someone accompanying you that knows all the answers to all the questions that you might want to ask, as well as having the ability to entertain all members of your family.
Secondly, all the Italy Tour Guides that work for our company possess backgrounds in Art & History, and have dedicated their lives to the profession of guiding tourists around their own particular city. This rule applies for the overwhelming majority of Italian Tour Guides and so our guides have the ability to conduct lecture style, in-depth tours for those with specific interests in different periods of Art & History, as well as providing informative, educating and entertaining guided tours.
Thirdly, it's actually illegal to take a tour with a non-licensed tour guide in Italy. And in recent months the local police, and communities have been cracking down on illegal guides. They have been doing this to obviously protect the licensed tour guides from illegal competition, but also to protect tourists visiting their cities.
Illegal guides in Italy are quite often foreign students or other non-licensed pseudo-guides who literally guide tours having only read a script based on the tour that they are conducting. What does that mean? It means that a tour with an illegal guide is often like taking an audio-guided tour. If you ask a question about something not in the script the guide will know as much as you do.
Book your tours of Italy with companies that utilize Licensed Expert Italy Tour Guides and enjoy an authentic and informative tour of Italy.