Actually I can consider myself tri-lingual. I can speak English, Italian and Sicilian. Born and bred in England in a very Sicilian family I feel at home both here in Sicily and in London. Archaeology, history and art have always been part of my life and even though I was educated in London I didn't find it very difficult to move here to Sicily. I enjoy showing tourists the best part of Sicily, its archaeological sites, its monuments and tell them about the history, the legends and curiosities about this wonderful island.
Palermo is where I live. A city full of contradictions where you can come across a World Heritage Site and just nearby you'll find an area still unbuilt bombed from WW II; a chic, fasionable restaurant and local street food just round the corner; modern shopping malls and street markets dating back a thousand years.
Driving through the Sicilian countryside you understand why this island was so much fought over for. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, Spanish and. . . North Italians. They all conquered Sicily leaving their legacy sometimes positive sometimes negative, and leaving us with breathtaking monuments dominating the countryside and the towns.
One last thing I would like to talk about is food. When you come here forget about the diet and just enjoy local food. You won't find it back home as good as it is here and don't forget to try our Brioche, that is ice-cream in a sweat bun, delicious!
I would be glad to show you around Palermo and Sicily and let you discover what was once the capital of one of the wealthiest and most powerful monarchies in Europe.
Regional Tour Guide Licence - Sicily -
Diploma in Archaeology Fieldwork
BA in History and Archaeology.
MA in Classical Civilizations.
Worked for Molas, Museum of London Archaeological Services, and for the Soprintendenza di Palermo, Archaeological department and at the moment I'm running a local museum in Ciminna (PA) with a not for profit organization.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.