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 "Università 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
Friendly, knowledgeable, has archeological training and it shows in his explanations. Went out of his way to answer personal requests about places to shop or to eat.the Monica tour is described as : baroque and chocolates" but it was more than that, we saw living quarters carved out of caves, fronted with modern façades and even a Greek Orthodox Church with faded frescoes that was an archaeological gem. Also his tour of the Syracuse Archaeological Park was very informative and most engrossing.
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