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AGTL is Liguria’s Association of  professional, registered Tourist Guides founded in 1988 with the aim of safeguarding this profession as well as promoting high standards of quality, competence and professionalism among its members, whose licenses are issued esclusively by the Region Liguria

Relying on its recent reorganization and the steadily increasing number of its members (to about 170 ), AGTL is active in the entire region through its provincial branches (Genoa, La Spezia, Savona and Imperia) whose job is that of dealing with local authorities and institutions.

AGTL members guide in 12 languages: Dutch,  English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Polish,  Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and  Slovak. The guides collaborate with travel agencies at home and abroad, schools, cultural associations, conference agencies and private groups. Furthermore many of the members are qualified for more than one Province, many have are licensed tour leaders or environmental tour guides as well.

All AGTL guides are trained and licensed locally. Their enthusiasm and experience, their in-depth knowledge of the region, their ability at organizing different types of tours and  at solving possible problems make every tour extra special and unforgettable.

Licensed Ligurian wear a badge showing their photo with a rainbow in the background.