Sara Ficarelli

In my opinion, you can’t « work as a guide », you can only be one! It is a job, but above all a passion to be shared. I love making my guided tours moments of discovery, fun and reflection. I like to make visitors feel at home and I always try to give my best both in terms of knowledge, listening and availability towards my customers.

Sara earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropological Sciences at the University of Bologna. During these studies she became passionate about the branch of anthropology of tourism which led her to carry out various professional commitments and to continue her studies in this sector with the Master’s Degree course in Tourism of the Ca’ Foscari University. of Venice. In this context, she participated in an Erasmus program in Spain, where she published her first scientific articles. A few years later she started a doctorate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in order to continue the scientific study related to tourism. After completing a qualitative research on tourism practices in Brussels, Sara wrote her thesis in French entitled «How is the tour of the city developed by tourists? The case of Brussels ». This experience allowed her to participate in international conferences and to develop specific skills within the linguistic and organizational fields.

Sara is passionate about Belgium, its culture, its landscapes and its history. In her visits she knows how to range between various themes and places a particular emphasis on art, society and history.

From 2014 she started her freelance guide business which she carries out in four languages ​​(Italian, Spanish, English and French). She provides event organization services as project manager, coordination and assistance in the tourism and congress sector.

In the past years she has guided thousands of people from all over the world to discover the whole Belgian territory (and part of the neighboring countries too!) thanks to her polyvalent knowledge and her passion for studying. She worked in several temporary exhibitions in Brussels including « Dalì and Magritte » (2019), « Paul Delvaux, l’homme qui aimait les trains » (2019), « Pompeii: the Immortal City » (2018) and she also joined the team of some of the most emblematic museums of the city, such as the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Train World and the Belgian Chocolate Village. Sara also carries out thematic and cultural guided tours for the Belgian public in collaboration with local associations.
Sara is also trained to guide a blind or partially sighted audience.

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