Besides being an official guide with permission to explain into the Alhambra Palaces without the assistance of any other guide, I am an expert in Islamic art and the heritage of al-Andalus. I have written and translated several books, cultural guides and articles in exhibition catalogues on these topics. As an example, I have translated the Arab medieval inscriptions and poems of the Alhambra palaces into French in a book titled "Lire l'Alhambra".
My command of the languague and my in-depth knowledge of History, Art History and all the interesting and pleasurable aspects (gastronomy, music, flamenco, literature, etc. ) of the local heritage make me a renowned guide for Granada and the Alhambra tours.
I am usually requested for groups and private tours with special cultural interests. Several institutions like the Granada Tourism Board and The Alhambra Trust ask me to provide them with services for protocol visits of dignitaries, personalities, journalists and familiarization trips for travel agents.
Besides that, my special interests focus on the blend of cultures (Islamic, Christian and Jewish) that have framed the fascinating heritage of Granada, Andalusia and Spain.
I can conduct tours in 5 languages (English, Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish).
My job, as an expert guide and writer, mainly consists of narrating history and art in an accurate and lively way and to transport the traveler and reader to the atmosphere of the historic period.
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A Recent Review of this guide
We were completely spoiled by our tour of the Alhambra with Daniele and wouldn't want to have any other guide. His seemingly infinite wealth of knowledge about the place, and especially his ability to literally read the palace walls, reciting the beautiful Arabic poetry, made it come alive. We appreciated his ability and willingness to talk about history in sophisticated and subtle terms. He was perceptive, noticing our interest in history, and responding accordingly. Generous, thoughtful, and witty.
Collaborator of the Tourism Board of Granada and the Alhambra Trust, providing them with guided tours for personalities, foreign dignitaries, journalists, etc.
Degree in Journalism, University of Strasbourg (Cuej)
Degree in Political Sciences, University of Lyon (IEP)
Arab Studies (DEAC in Cairo)
Writer and translator of several publications on the heritage of al-Andalus
I am an official licensed guide since 1999, so that I can conduct tours in all monuments in Granada, including the Alhambra.