Maurizio Patti

Maurizio Patti

I was born in Cortona (Arezzo, Italy). I qualified as Interpreter and Translator in Trieste and I read Foreign Languages and Visual Arts at the University of Siena. I came to London in 1990, after living in Spain (Madrid and Valencia) and Germany (Cologne). I became a Blue Badge London Guide in 1997. I got a degree in Philosophy and Theology in London. I am an examiner and guide trainer for the Institute of Tourist Guiding London. My main interest is guiding in Galleries and Museums (National Gallery, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum). I work as an Art Expert for Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Since 1997 I qualified as a guide for the City of London, Somerset House, the Houses of Parliament, York/Canterbury/Salisbury Cathedrals, City of Cambridge,2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, South East England, South West England. It may sound a dry list but I can guarantee my passion for my profession and my eagerness to communicate it to my visitors. I will always do my best to make them experience a memorable staying, informative and entertaining.

Languages

ItalianEnglishFrenchSpanish

Top 5 Specialities

Victoria & Albert Museum Tour

Tate Modern Tour

Tate Britain Tour

National Gallery Tour

British Museum Tour

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    On Tuesday the 4th August, I was watching the news when suddenly the announcement “breaking news” from Beirut appeared on the screen. A huge explosion had destroyed most of the harbour and districts around it. I was shocked and horrified. Nowadays we are constantly bombarded by terrible images. But this one stayed in my mind and it was rekindled by a Zoom meeting with a Beirut family. I was petrified by their description. No hospitals, no homes, no schools in a country already torn apart by previous wars, the current pandemic and a gigantic financial crisis. At that moment I thought I had to do something.

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