Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Ragusa-Modica-Italy by Tour Guide Alessandro R.

Alessandro R.
  Ragusa-Modica-Italy
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Michael McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Allesandro is an excellent and informative guide. A wealth of knowledge. He's very friendly and accommodating. My highest recommendation and rating !!!������

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind words. It was a wonderful tour even for me. Your passion for history and architecture made this experience memorable. I hope to me you again very soon. Best regards, Alessandro

John Forster

United Kingdom
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Very enthusiastic guide who modified the tour speed and places visited to our needs and timings. Knowledgeable & informative. A great recommendation for lunch as well. Would definitely not hesitate to use him again, if only all tour guides were this good! as above

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Many thanks for such a great feedback, which I appreciate even more since done by a very traveled guest. It was an intense and pleasant walking tour for me too. I really hope to guide you again in some other extraordinary sites. Best wishes, Alessandro

Eve Mensch

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

I have been on tours all over the world and Alessandro's was simply the best. He was incredibly well informed not only about the archaeological sites we were seeing but about Sicily's more modern history as well. The day flew by and my only thought was that I wished I had booked him for additional tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eve, Your feedback made me so happy and thrilled, and I cannot thank you enough for it. You have been such wonderful guests and I have been honored to guide you in this gorgeous city. I really hope to meet you soon again and have another exciting tour in south-eastern Sicily. All the best, Alessandro

William Kranec

United States
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Tour: #124749, From Upper Ragusa to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Just an exceptional day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure to show you the great late-Baroque architectural heritage of Ragusa. Many thanks again! Alessandro

Michael Catanzaro

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

Wonderful tour guide, knowledgeable, interesting, informative and easy to follow, would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Nice to read your kind comment on our tour in Siracusa, which I enjoyed very much. You and your friends were interested and curious and it was such a pleasure to talk about the history and archaeology of this wonderful city. Thank you very much and I can't wait to meet you again. Best regards, Alessandro

Thomas Modica

Italy
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 12/19

We did a half day tour with Alessandro in Ortigya. He was excellent !! Very knowledgeable And attentive to our group needs . Always on time and clear about what the days plan would be . Highly recommend him for this tour !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Thomas, Thank you again for you feedback. I enjoyed very much the time spent with you and your family. Can't wait to guide you again. Alessandro

Thomas Modica

Italy
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Tour: #124813, Modica and Cava d'Ispica, Modica, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Wow !! Alessandro was amazing ! He was so knowledgeable and informative. . Very attentive to our needs since is was a hot day . Could not have been better . There was not one question Alessandro did not know the answer to . I highly recommend him as a. Guide !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Thomas, Many thanks for your nice comment on our tour in Cava Ispica and Modica. It was really hot but you were great, and it was easy to introduce you to the wonderful archaeological heritage of this area. I hope to see you soon again. A presto, Alessandro

Adriana Kertzer

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Absolutely FANTASTIC guide. We did a tour of Ortigia focused on Siracusa's Jewish history. Alessandro was the best guide I have ever had in my life. Let me count the ways: - extremely knowledgable about the subject - a nuanced understanding of history an immigration patterns - came prepared with visuals (laminated images and texts, books, etc.) - energetic (the tour was long and Alessandro never seemed to tire!) - curiosity (he also wanted to learn from us about related topics we were passionate about)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adriana, I'm very glad to read your kind words about our tour in Ortygia, which was absolutely outstanding for the information we exchanged and the topics we delve deep into. To talk with you and wander around the alleys of Ortygia has been a unique experience, which I will keep in my heart for a long time. Thank you very much for everything. Best wishes, Alessandro

Carrie Anderson

Australia
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Alessandro was a wonderful guide. His knowledge of ancient history, the town of Siracusa and the region is amazing. We had a fantastic tour with him that covered both the ancient ruins and the old town. He brought the deep history of this region to life for adults and teenagers alike. We will definitely book him in advance for our next visit. Thank you Alessandro!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carrie, Thank you for writing such a kind review on your tour in Siracusa. Your children and their passion for history made it very special. Can't wait to meet you again. Best regards, Alessandro

Marisela Perez

Hanover, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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Tour: The jewels of south-eastern Sicily, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 6/19

We toured two days with Allesandro and can not fully express how wonderful it was to tour with him. His knowledge is extensive and is communicated with much passion as well as humor. He is very flexible and accommodating and will do whatever it takes to make the experience pleasurable. He is the type of guide with whom you want to remain in touch because he treats you as cherished family. He was formerly a university professor and it shows as he approaches touring as a remarkably fun classroom experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marisela, You comment has been much more than I expected, many thanks for your kind and warm words. To spend time with you has been just a pleasure. Besides having much fun, you really made me appreciate the reason why I guide people. Thank you and send my regards to your wonderful traveled friends! Let's keep in touch. All the best, Alessandro

Carroll Klett

United States
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Tour: #122967, Noto and its surroundings, Noto, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Alessandro is fabulous! We have done many tours all over the world and he is one of our best! If you come to Sicily and can take a tour for the day with him do not miss this opportunity to experience his beloved Sicily. He has strong English skills, great recommendations, marvelous knowledge of area and history and great food recommendations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carroll, No words for the wonderful comment you did on your tour with me. It was such a nice pleasure to be with you in Noto and its surroundings. Thank you again for the wonderful company. Can't wait to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro

Diane Seed

Italy
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Tour: #124749, From Upper Ragusa to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/19

Alessandro took time to answer every question and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for this other very positive review. I'm so happy that you all enjoyed the city where I live. Best wishes, Alessandro

Diane Seed

Italy
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/19

Alessandro inspires the group with his passion for Sicily. An excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Nice to read your feedback, which is much appreciated as you are a super traveled person. It was a pleasure to guide your group, they were absolutely interested and curious; the best guests! I hope to guide your next group very soon. All the best, Alessandro

Jeryl Paris

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Alessandro was one of the most enthusiastic guides we have had. We were so lucky to learn from someone so knowledgeable. Thank you so much Alessandro!

Robert Malcolmson

Canada
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Tour: #124976, Noto Antica and Noto, Noto, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Allesandro is an outstanding guide. Our day with him in and near Noto was a real pleasure. We learned a great deal, especially about the archaeological sites. He was regularly filling us in on pertinent historical background that added greatly to our understanding of the built environment. He often enlarged, aptly, the context of his historical perspective and answered questions fully. He was never at a loss to say something interesting about a wide range of topics. It always a pleasure to listen to him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Cannot thank you enough for the amazing day spent together in Noto's area. The pleasure was mine to listen to you and speak about everything with the aim of exchanging our cultural background. Thank you again. Alessandro

David Nicholds

Australia
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Alessandro arrived punctually at the door of our accommodation and treated us to a comprehensive tour of Ortygia. He was knowledgable and friendly and has a real passion for the history of the area. He was responsive to our questions and gave us some helpful advice for our further travels in Sicily. He set us up well for an enjoyable 5 day stay in Syracuse.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Many thanks for your nice comment on your tour with me in Ortygia. It has been a pleasure to guide you throughout the multi-layer heritage of this great city. All the best, Alessandro

Renee Turano Novelle

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 12/19

Alessandro was an incredible tour guide fit for an incredible city. Be prepared to walk quite a bit, but every step is worth the energy! Alessandro is incredibly well versed in Greek and Roman history and paints a picture of the past around you as you walk. He also speaks fluent English, so don't be afraid to miss something in translation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renee, What a pleasure to read your nice feedback on your tour in Siracusa with me. To guide you and your children has been a real pleasure. Than you again and let's keep in touch. Best wishes, Alessandro

Erle Shaw

United Kingdom
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erle, Thank you for writing this kind feedback on your off the beaten path tour in Siracusa. It's always great to have the opportunity to guide stimulating guests like you. Thank you again and see you soon. Alessandro

Nicholas Poulos

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Alessandro is very knowledgable and a great communicator. It is not often you can tour with your own personal archaeologist. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicholas, Many thanks for your kind feedback on your tour in Siracusa. It was a pleasure to visit the city with a Greek-Italian couple from US, very interested and intellectually curious about the cultural heritage of this city. Hope to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro

Michael Tuchman

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

We had a wonderful walking tour with Alessandro this morning. We found him to be prompt,professional and very knowledgeable ...his back round in archaeology was an added bonus! He tailored our tour specifically to our needs. We highly recommend Alessandro.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your nice review. It was just a pleasure to guide you in Siracusa this morning. Your knowledge and warmth made me enjoy our walking in Ortigia and inside the Neapolis Archaeological Park. I hope to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro

Shelley Sella

United States
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Tour: #124813, Siracusa, Modica and Cava d'Ispica, Modica, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Alessandro was an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and warm guide. His passion for archeology, history and culture was infectious. This tour was customized for us and we enjoyed it thoroughly. As with the tour we took with Alessandro the day before, we were so impressed by his ability to make the complicated history of the area come alive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelly, Nice to read this review on you tour in Cava Ispica and Modica, which I enjoyed very much with you. I hope to meet you again very soon. Best wishes, Alessandro

Shelley Sella

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 21/18

Alessandro was an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and warm guide. His passion for archeology, history and culture was infectious. He gave us a thorough explanation of the area's complicated history and went out of his way to address all of our specific interest in Jewish antiquities. He gave us great recommendations for other sites, activities and places to eat. Because of him, our appreciation of the area was greatly magnified. He was always punctual and professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelley, I cannot thank you enough for these great words on your tour in Ortygia with me. It was such a pleasure to share the great Jewish archaeological heritage of Siracusa with you. Thanks again. Alessandro

Jaime C.

San Juan, PR, United States
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Tour: The jewels of south-eastern Sicily, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jul 21/18

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaime, Many thanks for writing this nice feedback on your days with me. It was great to learn from you and share our knowledge on architecture and art, which we both love very much. All the best, Alessandro

Hernando Ruiz-Jimenez

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hernando, Thank you for rating me. I hope you enjoyed your tour in Siracusa. All the best, Alessandro

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Luke Hardiman

South Africa
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Tour: #124749, From Ragusa to Modica, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Alessandro has deep knowledge to share about South East Sicily, it's history, architecture and world-class food! We learned so much on our tour around Ragusa, Ragusa Ibla and Modica. How the area's seismic history defined the two-tiered town of Ragusa, and how the local towns developed from iron-age civilisations, through Greek, Arab & Spanish influences to the baroque and modern times. There's great food in the area & Alessandro knows where to enjoy it! Sausages from heaven in Palazzolo Acreide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luke, Many thanks for this very felt feedback on your tour with me in Ragusa and Modica. It was so natural to guide you in this bit of heaven in Sicily! Meet you soon. Alessandro

Corina Kahan

Australia
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Tour: #124749, From Upper Ragusa to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/18

This was our second tour with Alessandro, and we are so glad we booked two tours with him! Ragusa is a gorgeous city, and Alessandro was the perfect guide to show us all the ins and outs (and importantly, all the good food spots). As with the first tour we took, Alessandro knew so much about the archaeology, history and architecture of the city and was so passionate about sharing his knowledge with us. We cannot recommend him more highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Corina, you words have thrilled me!

Corina Kahan

Australia
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Alesssandro was a truly fantastic guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and kind. Not only was he an expert on archaeology, architecture and history but he was also a very enthusiastic foodie and gave us excellent recommendations everywhere we went. We are so glad we booked a tour with Alessandro as it made a huge difference to our holiday and our understanding of the places we visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Corina, What a nice pleasure to read your comment on our tour in Siracusa. Thank you very much for it. I spent such a nice time with your family! You were much more than normal clients. All the best, Alessandro

Shelly Kupfer

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Alessandro was an exceptional tour guide. His passion was contagious. He modified the tour to our interests. He is so knowledgable and made Siracusa a magical place to visit. He is highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelly, What a nice pleasure to read your great feedback on your tour with me in Ortygia. Thank you for it! I enjoyed that walking with your family very much. I hope to meet you very soon again. All the best, Alessandro

Jennifer Arlen

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jannifer, Many thanks for writing such a striking review on your tour in Siracusa. It has been just a honor and a real pleasure to spend a day with you. Thank you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Jeffrey Menick

United States
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Tour: Piazza Armerina and Morgantina, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Mar 1/18

Alessandro was a wonderful guide. His depth of knowledge, enthusiasm and flexibility made a difficult weather day an incredibly valuable experience. In would recommend him without any reservations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, Many thanks for this great comment on your tour in Morgantina and Piazza Armerina with me. I hope to meet again in Sicily. All the best, Alessandro

Eric Elowitz

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

We had the Siracusa/Ortygia tour with Alessandro and would highly recommend him. He was extremely knowledgeable and brought the history and architecture to life. The tour was varied and we especially enjoyed seeing the open-air market. Alessandro was easy to communicate with and gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation. Would strongly recommend him as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric, Many thanks for your nice review, it has been a real pleasure to guide you in this great city. All the best, Alessandro

Todd Bostwick

United States
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Tour: #138838, Palazzolo Acreide and Pantalica, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

This was our second tour with Alessandro, and we would hire him again without hesitation. He is a great tour guide, very knowledgable and personable, and very passonate about his profession. As an archaeologist myself, I really appreciated that he is a highly trained archaeologist who knows the prehistory and history of Sicily extremely well. It was a delight to hear him inform my wife and me about the two archaeology sites we visited. We highly recommend him as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Todd, Thank you again! All the best, Alessandro

Todd Bostwick

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Alessandro was a fantastic guide in Syracuse! His training as an archaeologist and his knowledge of Syracuse history made him the perfect guide. His passion for his country and his love of archaeology shows. We learned a lot from him, and he has a great sense of humor, which made the two days we spent with him a memorable experience. We give him our highest rating possible. Thank you Alessandro!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Todd, Thank you so much for your amazing review on your tours with me in Siracusa, Pantalica and Palazzolo Acreide. It has been a pleasure and a real honor to guide a brilliant colleague uncovering this side of Sicily. I'm sure we'll meet again. Warmest regards, Alessandro

Joan Cresdee

Australia
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

Our day with Allessandro was jam-packed with amazing information and interesting facts. We learnt so much! The day began with a huge thunderstorm. Allessandro was able to be flexible with his plans to maximise his time with us. I can highly recommend Allessandro to any one interested in the history of Siracuse or in fact any part of the ancient world. This has been the best tour we have done so far.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan, Many thanks for your kind review on your tour in Siracusa with me. I enjoyed every single minute spent with you. Thank you for you company and your great interest and enthusiasm. All the best, Alessandro

Denise C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Alessandro really brought the history of Ortygia to life. He was interesting and entertaining and took us to places we would never have found on our own. We would thoroughly recommend him as a guide and if we ever have the opportunity of using him again we would certainly do so.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Thank you very much for writing this nice feedback on your tour with me in Ortigia. It has been much appreciated. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Julia M.

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

We have traveled extensively and had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful guides but Alessandro was by far the most knowledge and enthusiastic. His passion for history is contagious. I wish we had more time to discover Sicily through his eyes. Hope to be back one day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julia, No words to thank you enough for your wonderful feedback! It has been a great pleasure to guide you and your friends in Siracusa. I enjoyed your company and passion for history so much. I hopeto see you again. All the best, Alessandro

Anthony Ray

United Kingdom
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Alessandro was a fantastic guide: knowledgeable and charming company as well. He brought Syracuse to life for us through his obvious passion and love of archaeology and classical history. All of our family agreed that the tour was the stand out event of our holiday. Not only did we see the better known sites, like the temple of Apollo and the Duomo, but we saw some delightful places like the Jewish baths in Ortigia that we'd never have found by ourselves. I highly recommend Alessandro.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Many thank for writing such a nice review on your tour with me in Siracusa. It has been a great experience to guide your family along the thousand-year old history of this beautiful city. Thanks again. All the best, Alessandro

Julie Raffkind

United States
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Tour: Giulia tour, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 18/17

Alessandro is one of the leading guides in the area. Degreed in Archeology, he is, of course, quite knowledgeable, but it is his insights, ability to seek out unique hidden angles of the towns, and that well-known wry wit of Sicily that sets him apart as an exceptional guide. Over 3 days I toured: Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa, Modica and Scicli - All of these towns are full of nuances & marvel, but Alessandro gave me a profound appreciation of the history, culture, and patrimony of this part of Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Julie, thank you so much for writing such a nice comment on your tour with me in south-eastern Sicily. You have been a special guest for me and I will never forget the great time I had with you. Thank you again!

Joanne Cataldo

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/17

We had a great time on this tour. Very knowledgeable guide who clearly loves what he is talking about.. Especially enjoyed the Mikvah in the former Jewish quarter and seeing the Caravaggio. Great way to jntroduce yourself to Ortygua!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joanne, Nice to read your comment on your half-day tour in Siracusa. Thank you so much! I hope to guide you again in some other parts of south-eastern Sicily. Best wishes, Alessandro

Linda Larson

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Alessandro is one of the best guides we have ever had. He has a true passion for Greek and Roman history, and deep subject matter expertise. He is very engaging and welcomes questions. If we are able to come to Sicily, we hope to tour with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It was great to discover the archaeological heritage of Siracuse with such passionate people like you. Thank you again and keep in touch. Best wishes, Alessandro

Shaun G.

United States
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Tour: Piazza Armerina and Morgantina, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 15/17

We would give Alessandro 6 stars if we could. His amazing knowledge of the area and friendly nature made this day much more than it could ever have been on our own. Everything went perfectly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shaun, So glad to read your nice review on the archaeological tour in Morgantina and Piazza Armerina with me. Thank you so much! I've spent a beautiful day with you in the core of Sicily. All the best, Alessandro

Manuel Bauer

Germany
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Alessandro is a fantastic guide, knowledgeable, humorous and just a kind and nice person. It was a real pleasure to have him as our guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Manuel, Many thanks for your prompt and nice comment on your tour in Siracusa with me. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Italy! Best wishes, Alessandro

John Hilgenberg

Stevenson, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

We were lucky to have Alessandro show us Ragusa and Syracuse on two different days. A practicing archaeologist, Alessandro seems to know everything about the places we visited with him: the history, geography, architecture, geology, and any number of fascinating facts and anecdotes. He's never at a loss with answers to our questions. He was unfailingly courteous and considerate with us, accommodating various unscheduled glitches with resourcefulness and great good cheer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your tours in south-eastern Sicily with me. I had a great time with you and your wife, and I was delighted to share what I know with such interested people. All the best, Alessandro

John Hilgenberg

Stevenson, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #124749, From Upper Ragusa to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

We were lucky to have Alessandro show us Ragusa and Syracuse on two different days. A practicing archaeologist, Alessandro seems to know everything about the places we visited with him: the history, geography, architecture, geology, and any number of fascinating facts and anecdotes. He's never at a loss with answers to our questions. He was unfailingly courteous and considerate with us, accommodating various unscheduled glitches with resourcefulness and great good cheer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again!

Felicity Cockram

Australia
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Tour: Felicity tour, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 19/17

Alessandro R is a first class guide, as an expert in archaeology and the history of art. He described the baroque valley world heritage site as we saw it with him as a garden - with embroidery. He showed us special places - surprises to us - that made his good guidance so delightful. He is a local to the Ragusa area and you will benefit from his origins as well as his expert knowledge

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Felicity, You have been so nice to write such a wonderful review about your tours in Ragusa, Modica and Scicli with me. Thank you so much! I spent a nice day with you and your husband, who are so knowledgeable and passionate about Italy and all its cultural heritage. Many thanks again. Alessandro

Susan Fennessey

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

This tour was wonderful. My family, including two teenage boys whom Alessandro engaged very well, enjoyed it immensely. We all learned a lot and were impressed both by the sites and with Alessandro's informative explanations. Alessandro is a great tour guide - knowledgeable, easy going, fun and flexible and was able to bring the sites -- especially the Euralio Castle -- to life for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Many thanks for writing such a beautiful review about your tour in Siracusa with me. It was great to visit the Eurialo Castle and the other archaeological sites with your children. I hope to see you very soon. All the best, Alessandro

Anthony Angeli

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 28/17

A great 4-hour private walking tour of Ortygia plus the Archaeological Park. Alessandro's expertise as an archaeologist made the tour most interesting and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Many thanks for writing this nice feedback. I spent such a nice morning with you. All the best, Alessandro

Denise Fazio

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 26/16

Highly recommend this tour with Alessandro. He is extremely knowledgeable, articulate and passionate about the history of Syracuse. Our tour lasted the whole day and time flew by because it was so engaging.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Many thanks for writing this wonderful review about your tour in Siracusa with me. It was such a pleasure to know you and your family and delve into all the aspects of the thousand-year old history of this city. I hope to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Carol Gladstone

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/16

"Walking in Ortygia" doesn't begin to describe this wonderful guided experience. Alessandro is an extremely well informed archeologist who took us to a number of impressive Siracusa sites (that we could not have walked to from our Ortygia hotel); his commentary on their significance made them much more fascinating. Completing our tour of ancient Greek, Roman, Catholic, Moor and Norman sites, he somehow found time to take us on a very pleasant and very informative walk through Ortygia ending at our hotel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, Many thanks for taking some time to write this wonderful feedback. We had such an intense 4-hour tour in Siracusa even thanks to your knowledge and culture. I hope I'll be lucky to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Susan Gerard

United States
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Tour: Tour in Taormina and Ortygia, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 4/16

Fabulous guide!7

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Many thanks for your nice feedback. You were so nice. Best wishes, Alessandro

Herman Van Karnebeek

Netherlands
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/16

Alessandro is a pleasant guide and knowledgeable about his bussiness and is one time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Herman, Many thanks for spending your time to write this kind review. It was a pleasure to guide you and your friends in Syracuse. I hope to meet you again sooner or later. All the best, Alessandro

Leslie Caswell

Canada
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Tour: #124976, Noto Antica and Noto, Noto, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Alessandro was very articulate, knowledgeable and patient. it was a great tour and we would recommend this tour highly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, What a nice surprise to read your words about the tours with me in Noto Antica, Noto and Ortigia. I still remember our great experience inside the Jewish catacombs in Noto Antica. Say hello to the other members of the group. My best regards, Alessandro

Leslie Caswell

Canada
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Leslie!

Marguerite Gire

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

We would give Alessandro more than 5 stars if that option existed. Knowledgeable and able to communicate his knowledge

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marguerite, Many thanks for paying me this nice compliment. I know how much it is complicated to speak about some difficult topics in an easy way. I'm happy you have appreciated this side of my guiding style. I hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Alessandro

Roger Sheffield

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/16

Warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed are time with Alessandro and now consider him to be a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roger, Many thanks for your nice words. Even though we just spent 2 days together, it's like if I know you for ages. I'm sure we'll meet again very soon. Cheers, Alessandro

Ellen Moskowitz

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/16

Alessandro provided an unusually in-depth explanation of the ruins of Syracuse and tour of Ortygia which is not available from the sites as they do not feature audio tours or similar self- guides. Our group of 12 learned much more and saw much more than they ever could have on their own, plus we had a truly delicious lunch mid-day which was a great break in the heat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, Many thanks for writing this nice review about your tour with me in Syracuse. It was so funny to guide you inside the Neapolis Archaeological Park and in Ortygia. I hope to meet you again. Warmest regards, Alessandro

Eileen Connolly

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/16

Alessandro was very knowledgable, passionate, highly professional, courteous and welcoming. My daughter and I learned more in one tour than we could have learned by ourselves. Alessandro has a vast knowledge of history, archaeology, religions, and mythology. He was dedicated to providing my daughter and me with interesting and entertaining stories of the many layers of history of Siracusa explored through its many treasured archaeological sites that are being enjoyed each day with new activities.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, Thank you very much for writing this nice feedback. I had such a great day with you and your doughter. It's always a pleasure to be with people that are so interested in learning. I hope to see you again. All the best, Alessandro

Lynda Herring

United States
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Tour: #122967, South-east Sicily, Noto, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/16

My husband and I enjoyed every moment of our three days with Alessandro. His expertise in history, archaeology, art, and architecture is matched only by his enthusiasm, good humor, kindness, and consideration. In sum, this tour was everything we could have asked for and more. We started out with ideas of what we wanted to see and do, but we also adjusted activities as we went. We'd love to tour with Alessandro again! We had an unforgettably wonderful visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynda, Many thanks for your kind words. I spent three outstanding and thrilling days with you. We saw a Sicily uncovered even thanks to your curiosity for everything. I also learnt a lot of things by you. I'd love to tour with you again too. See you soon, Alessandro

Gail Humphreys

United States
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Tour: #138838, Palazzolo Acreide and Pantalica, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/16

Alessandro provided fabulous/original tour. We hiked stunning countryside paths to visit bronze age rock tombs. Might have been difficult for seniors, but Alessandro paced us slowly and thoughtfully so it was thoroughly safe while allowing us to see something off beaten track and very interesting. He had complete command of the history/archeology. Also toured Greek site that had seen many occupiers. Alessandro explained it all perfectly. He's fun! Ended tour with perfect patisserie stop. Thanks A

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, Many thanks for writing such a nice comment on your tour with me in Pantalica and Palazzolo Acreide. It was so natural to lead you as you are so knowledgeable in Mediterranean history and archaeology. I'm sure we'll meet again. All the best, Alessandro

Victor Arrington

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/16

Alessandro is very knowledgable and articulate. This combined with great friendliness and deep passion for his subject matter make for a great tour. I highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victor, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It was a real pleasure to guide you in Syracuse and delve into the Cartaginian and Athenian sieges. I hope to meet you again and speak more about Greek history and archaeology. Warmest regards, Alessandro