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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 about my job is sharing my passion for the land with others and spreading knowledge of THE territory and culture of Sicily as I know her. I am always delighted to guide my visitors into an unconventional world of archaeology, food, wine and traditions. According to me, a place must not only be visited, but felt and lived in all of its multifaceted features. This is the concept I have of any excursion. We must not be tourists, we have to be part of the society in which we stay, blending our customs with their way to live. I think that this belief, in combination with my expertise acquired through extensive and continuing academic research and high-grade studies, makes me a totally different kind of tour guide.

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

A Recent Review of this guide

Alessandro was both charming and knowledgeable, he was able to answer questions on all aspects of the history of Syracuse from ancient times to modern day. He took us all over the city and showed us all aspects of life in Syracuse then and now. He suggested an excellent restaurant for lunch where we had a fantastic fish meal followed by a trip to a great gelateria. Thank you Alessandro for a wonderful and memorable day in beautiful Syracuse.
Erle Shaw

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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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Private tour guide Alessandro

Syracuse and its archaeology

Discovering the Greek, Roman and Medieval city

364 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"

364 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Walking in Scicli

 unrated

The pearl of Hyblaean Baroque

199 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

364 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

223 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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