Diana Maria Zilioli

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My name is Diana Zilioli and I have a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. For many years, the job of scientific researcher gave me the opportunity to satisfy my insatiable curiosity, to have unique experiences, to understand other cultures and to intellectually enrich myself. Over the years, my travel from one place to another accompanied by children, dogs, family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances has led me to face a series of incredible organizational challenges. This is how I discovered over time that my real passion is to share my journey through life with anyone who wants to follow me, because if it is beautiful to enjoy life, even more can be achieved with other people who like me are curious and insatiable for new adventures. I have discovered that I am very good at solving problems of any kind, very patient and serene in company and incredibly enthusiastic about everything I do. After living in Ecuador for a few years I moved to this country, where I decided to use my travelling experiences in my job and offer myself as a guide for an unique and tailor-made holiday to anyone who wants a different and authentic experience in Scotland, which surprises and leaves an indelible mark. I became a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, a very prestigious title in Great Britain, dedicating 2 long years exclusively to the study and the exploration of Scotland.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Interpreting
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year round
  • Type of car: Rental of Appropriate Vehicle
  • Year Qualified: 2018
  • Tour starting points

    • Glasgow
    • Stirling
    • Greenock
    • Edinburgh
  • Qualifications

    Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide (Italian, English and Spanish Languages)
    Member of the Scottish Tourist Guide Association
    Founder of Scozia Mia - My Scotland - Mi Escocia
    Partner of Slowfood UK - Glasgow Branch Slowfood Ambassador
    Member of Women in Tourism Association
    Official Guide for Visit Scotland Expo 2019 Argyll & Bute Fam Trip
  • Tours

    As a Blue Badge tourist guide I can organize any kind of activity for you depending on your specific interests: visit museums, explore medieval castles and ruined abbeys, take part in festivals, fairs and local markets, visit majestic botanical gardens or private collections of rare plants, walk at high altitude or travel the most remote and uninhabited islands of Scotland, step on the ground of the locations of your favorite movies and TV series, visit places immersed in mystery and legend, observe and photograph the local wildlife, eat and drink in the most elegant restaurants in Scotland or in the most authentic inns, buy high-quality souvenirs or go shopping in the streets of big cities, discover the UNESCO Scottish heritage sites!

Clients' Testimonials

  • The Scottish Government is delighted to endorse the work of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association in recognition of their worldwide reputation and quality work and training. I commend the passion and knowledge they bring to guiding and congratulate them on continuing to set the standard in this area.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • Fergus Ewing MSP

    Minister for Business, Energy, and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency