Image caption: Patrizio guiding Canadian students on tour in Paris.
Where are some of your favourite places to visit on tour?
It’s a great pleasure to take [travellers] around my hometown of Rome, then also a little bit of southern Italy, because it’s very pretty. The French Riviera is beautiful, especially in summer. In March or April, I enjoy Switzerland. We have beautiful views of the mountains and you can still see the snow tops.
As a Tour Director, why do you think it matters what you do for students?
I like to keep in touch with them. Some of them even decided to come to Europe for university [and told me] “It’s because you showed us here and I just fell in love.” The tours really help them know more about themselves, more about what they’re capable of, what they like or don’t like. Why is it important? I guess because we are human beings. Human beings are curious creatures. We need to have a purpose, a goal to reach. To reach this goal, you need to ask yourself a lot of questions and try to get those answers. I think these trips help them at least ask those questions.
Topic: Tour Director Story