Mountain guides and leaders
Who are the mountain and hiking guides in Italy?
Mountain tourism in Italy is governed by Law 6 of 1989, which is based on the figures of the Guida Alpina (mountain guide) and the Accompagnatore di Media Montagna (hiking guide).
While the Mountain Guide deals with all mountain outdoor activities (via ferrata, climbing, canyoning, iceclimbing, skiing ...), the Hiking Guide is a specialist in hiking and environmental education.
These are the only two qualified professionals in Italy to accompany in mountain excursions, and only the Alpine guides can accompany you in the most challenging activities.
How do I recognize a professional?
Both the alpine guides and the hiking guides are part of a professional order and are therefore endowed with a recognition card.
As professionals enrolled in the board, they are also obliged to show recognition symbols on their clothes. You can see Veneto's guides recognition symbols on the home page of the Veneto's Mountain Guides Association website (the three shields).
Me, just after climbing to the top of Mt. Teide (3718mt) in Tenerife
My name is Lucia Montefiori, and I am a professional hiking guide. All the tours I propose in this website are led by me, or other professional mountain leaders.
Know me a bit more
I have a great passion for outdoor life, I moved to the Dolomites to be more in contact with nature.
I love to travel, and in winter, when I don't work as a guide, I divide my time between my job as a web designer and travel around the world.
I like to discover the paths and wonders of nature that are hidden in all corners of the planet, and immerse myself in other cultures.