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Alessandro R.

Noto, Siracusa, Italy

I'm an archaeologist. I hold a BA in Preservation of Cultural Herigate, with a specific focus on classical archaeology, completed by a further Postgraduate qualification in Sicily and Magna Graecia Archeology.

My main research interest is on Magna Graecia and Sicily Archaeology, about which I published different scientific papers. I was also assistant to the Chair of Greek and Roman Archaeology at the BA Sciences of Tourism of the "UniversitĂ  degli Studi della Calabria". I worked as an excavation supervisor in Abruzzo, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily and I currently collaborate with the Syracusan Board of Archaeological Heritage.

I am a Licensed Guide for Sicily since 2014. What I love most of my job as tour guide is sharing the passion for my land with others and spreading my knowledge of Sicilian territory and culture. I am always delighted to guide my visitors into an unconventional world of food, wine and traditions. According to me a place must not to be visited, but felt and lived in all its multifaceted characteristics. This is the concept I have of the trip. We must not to be tourists, we have to be part of the society in which we stay, combining our customs with their way to live. I think this makes me a different tour guide, as well as the expertise acquired through my academic research and high-grade studies.

According to me "Sicily must be experienced, leisurely and in depth". This is the philosophy through which I live my island.

A Recent Review of this guide

Alessandro is one of the best guides we have ever had--and we regularly hire guides. We also often do our own research before going on a trip. He taught us an amazing amount. I would use him again in a heartbeat. His english also is excellent and he is a great person to spend the day with.
Jennifer Arlen

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Credentials

BA in Classical Archaeology
Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Archaeology
Long experience of excavations in Sicily and South Italy
Experience as assistant to the Chair of Greek and Roman Archaeology at the University
Publications related to the field of Roman and Greek Archaeology
Licensed Tour Guide for Sicily

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Tours by Alessandro R.

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Syracuse and its archaeology

Discovering the Greek, Roman and Medieval city

388 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Modica and Cava d'Ispica

 unrated

Baroque, chocolate and archaeology

388 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Noto Antica and Noto

A tour through the history of the "ingenious town"

388 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Walking in Scicli

 unrated

The pearl of Hyblaean Baroque

213 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Palazzolo Acreide and Pantalica

Sikels, Greeks and Byzantines in the Hyblaean Plateau

388 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Vendicari Nature Reserve

 unrated

A tour through Nature, Archaeology and Medieval Architecture

238 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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