My name is Giorgia, I was born in Padua 23 years ago and at high school I studied Tourism.
That’s why during the summer of my third year at high school I did an intership, of only 2 weeks, in an agency called “Turismo Padova Terme Euganee” that provides many initiatives in the city of Padua and provides also information, promotions, tourist welcome and suggests some itinerary to discover the city.
Padua is a very beautiful city that has a population of 214,000 citizens and it is also one of the most important economic points of the region of Veneto. The city boasts beautiful monuments like “Prato della Valle” or “Cappella degli Scrovegni” painted by the famous Giotto.
My internship started the first week of September 2004 and it was divided into two parts. During the first week, I had to work in an office in front of one of the most famous monuments of the city “La Basilica del Santo” and here my task was to give all the information to the tourists about the city or about how to reach the most famous monuments of the city.
During the second and last week of my internship, I worked in the head office of the agency, located in the centre of Padua, and my task was to translate some information for the future brochures of the agency about Padua’s monuments, attractions and events.
It was a very short experience but a very good one because I had the opportunity to connect with foreign people and to enter in contact with the work in a good company of the Padua’s area.
I want to give to all some advice, accept all the work experience that the university or companies propose to you because this can help you to discover exactly what you like most in the working field.