Expert Leader - Vania De Paoli
Quite simply, one of the top tour guides in the world. Vania was named our best newcomer in 2018 and won Exodus best leader just a year later. She was also awarded a top 10 finish in the Wanderlust World Guide Awards. She has a degree in natural science from the University of Padua, plus hiking and tour guiding certifications. But beyond the medals and gongs, she’s also a proud exponent of the culture, history and cuisine of Italy, particularly her home region of Prosecco. She’s also a keen coastal walker, fond of the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre trails, and an art lover.
Expert Knowledge in:
- Italian culture
- Natural science
- Italian food and traditions
- Hiking from hills to the Dolomites
- First aid and CPR
What You Say:
What can I say about Vania that hasn’t already been said! I chose this trip because I wanted to travel with Vania again having previously walked the Amalfi coast with a group led by her in March 2018. She is a delightful, professional, friendly and calm person with a great sense of humour, and I joked with her that she was our Mummy and we were her chicks following closely behind. Nothing seemed to phase her and she always had a smile for everyone. She is a credit to Exodus – Eve
Vania was an excellent group leader. She was knowledgeable, easy going, caring, smiling and patient – lovely to be around – Rachel
She is the best. Warm, kind, thoughtful, very social, accommodating, and goes beyond the call if duty. I went specifically on this trip, that week to walk again with Vania. I walked with her in Amalfi last year – Sarah
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