In Italy, that of the TOURIST GUIDE IS A PROFESSION REGULATED BY LAW: it takes a qualification to exercise it.
RECOGNISING A TOURIST GUIDE is easy, as he must always display his personal identification card indicating full name and the foreign languages he speaks, and showing his picture.
A professional tourist guide, thanks to constant updating and in-depth study is able to ensure a valuable experience, engaging the visitor with a passionate narration full of information as well as local curiosities.
The Association that counts the largest number of tourist guides is ConfGuide-GITEC, which is part of Confcommercio MI-LO-MB.
GITEC tourist guides are all operational and participate in continuous training activities and updating, in order to always be prepared for the next event, exhibition and cultural/tourist initiative taking place locally.
Click here here http://www.confcommerciogitec.it/content/ricerca-guide-turistiche to find the references of GITEC professional tourist guides: email, telephone, foreign languages spoken, specializations and many other information.