Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Cefalu-Italy by Tour Guide Valentina M.

Valentina M.
  Cefalu-Italy
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Lewis Bliss

United States
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: orientation day, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 5/20

Elena Abramson

United States
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Tour: #476207, Sicily's Valley of the Temples private guided Tour- Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

Our tour with Valentina yesterday was WONDERFUL! She is very knowledgeable and she provided an excellent overview of the valley and its history. I would highly recommend a tour with her. I wish we had booked her when we were visiting Palermo.

Ross Hammarstedt

Santa Fe, NEW MEXICO, United States
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: orientation day, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Valewntina was an encyclopedia of information. Plus her pleasing personality and flexibility were much appreciated. She really knows Palermo. Her English was excellent. Highly reocmmended and would use again.

Deborah Farrell

United States
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Tour: #457714, Monreale and Cefalù day-trip, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Valentina was amazing! Our group of 8 ladies found Valentina to be so knowledgeable and informative and clearly has such passion! Thanks so much for a great day!

Diane Vranich

United States
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Tour: #395354, Find your Roots, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

I highly recommend Tours by Locals... And I would highly recommend Valentina as your guide. She was very helpful in obtaining information about our ancestry (Find your roots tour) and knowledgeable about the region. Valentina was very professional and personable. Thanks for making our trip to Corleone a memorable one...one we will never forget!!!!

Phil Weeks

United States
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Tour: #476207, Sicily's Valley of the Temples private guided Tour- Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Valentina is a great resource of information, knowledgeable of the archeological history and present day Sicily. We had a great time exploring the temples with her and she gave us excellent dinner recommendations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you liked it;)

Michael Catanzaro

United States
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Tour: #476207, private half day in Cefalù, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Wonderful, wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed her and her knowledge, would highly recommend her.

Thomas Verdi

United States
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Tour: #476207, Sicily's Valley of the Temples private guided Tour- Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Valentina was superb. Friendly and knowledgeable, she made the history of Agrigento come alive. We highly recommend her!

Tony I.

United States
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Tour: #476207, Sicily's Valley of the Temples private guided Tour- Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Our guide was very knowledgeable and a true source of interesting Sicilian stories. She made the Valley of the Temples come alive. We had our 10 year old granddaughter with us and she felt very at home with our guide. We would recommend our guide without reservation.

Michael Lambert

United Kingdom
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: orientation day, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Valentina was brilliant and beyond expectations. We had a very rounded tour including markets,cathedrals where we learned far more than expected. We were shown good shops places to go and not to go. And it wasn't just a route march given time to have a drink and recoup. Many thanks

Felipe Chapula

Mexico
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: orientation day, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

William Maher

United States
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Tour: 4 days Tour from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 2/19

We had a lovely experience with Valentina in Palermo! Before our visit, Valentina suggested a customized four-day tour plan for us, which was extremely interesting. When we arrived later than expected (due to travel issues), Valentina worked with us to modify the pre-existing plans. For the trips that required a car, Valentina arranged an excellent and pleasant gentlemen to drive us. During our visits, Valentina shared interesting and focused commentary on history, culture and politics. Great visit!

Richard Bonforte

United States
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Tour: #364436, Western Sicily: Modern Art and Ancient Treasures., Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

This was an amazing day. Valentina is an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable about art, architecture, history and much more. She framed our visit to Il Cretto beautifully, with visits to the new town, local museums and related sites in the area.

Richard Jackson

United States
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Tour: Trapani-Erice plus Segesta, Segesta, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 25/19

Valentina was exceptional as a guide. Her knowledge base is second to none. She can quickly and thoroughly answer any question you have. Very good English, and very pleasant to work with. Very good pace, not too fast and not too slow.

Donna Serafin

United States
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: orientation day, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Valentina is a superb tour guide , she is very knowledgeable and a fun person to be with, her recommendations regarding restaurants were fantastic . I would definitely recommend tours by locals and have Valentina as our tour guide .

Donna Serafin

United States
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Tour: Full day tour around Trapani (Erice, Segesta overview Salt Pans or Marsala/Mazara del Vallo & Selinunte), Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 21/19

We had a wonderful day in Segusta , Erice, Trapani area with our tour guide Valentina. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and fun and we felt very comfortable with her , I would definitely recommend while in Sicily Valentina as your tour guide ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna! Thank you, was a pleasure to meet you and your family!!

Geoffrey French

Mississauga, ONT, Canada
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Tour: Full day tour around Trapani (Erice, Segesta & Salt Pans or Marsala, Mazara del Vallo & Selinunte), Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 16/19

Valentina was a friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable young lady who was highly efficient at guiding our group through the major sites of Trapani.

Philip Faraci

United States
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Tour: #395354, Find your Roots, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

This tour and visit was wonderful. We didn't know any of our relatives from the town where my grandfather was born. We knew his name and the year he was born. Valentina contacted the locale and found birth records for he and his siblings. Then made connections with the children and grandchildren of his four sisters. She set up a meeting for us with our Family. We brought a few pictures to share and arrived to meet 30 relatives aged 10 to 90 years old. It was a very emotional reunion. It made our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Enjoy Sicily and come back anytime soon!!

Philip Faraci

United States
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: orientation day, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

Valentina was a joy to spend time with. She is very knowledgeable about the area, the history, and really brought to life how the city of Palermo came to be. Every corner and turn became a new set of history lessons with the drama and intrigue from that period. Her recommendations for restaurants and other places to visit were perfect for us. We would use her again without a second thought.

Edward van Rompay

Belgium
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Tour: #457714, Monreale and Cefalù day-trip, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Just perfect! Best guide we ever had: high expertise in art history.

Edward van Rompay

Belgium
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Tour: #301845, Angels and Demons, the Dark Historical side of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Just perfect! Best guide we ever had: high expertise in art history.

Edward van Rompay

Belgium
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: half-day tour with a Local Guide!, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Just perfect! Best guide we ever had: high expertise in art history.

Renee Turano Novelle

United States
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Tour: #476207, Sicily's Valley of the Temples private guided Tour- Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 11/19

The Valley of the Temples is, even without a tour guide, an incredible experience, but having someone knowledgeable makes the whole experience absolutely indescribable. Valentina was able to paint a picture of Ancient Greek Sicily unlike anything I have ever experienced. She also speaks fluent English and is great with kids!

Terry Cappiello

United States
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Tour: #404844, Agrigento,Valley of Temples and Cultural Farm. Ancient and Contemporary Art experience., Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

My husband and I arranged a tour with Valentina M. to view the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. It was a wonderful and fun filled day. Valentina is a knowledgeable and entertaining teacher. She is well versed in the geographic, historic, and cultural significance of the site. There was not a single question that Valentina was unable to answer fully and completely. It was the highlight of my trip to Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!!!

Eileen Sirota

United States
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: half-day tour with a Local Guide!, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

We loved our tour with Valentina who was widely knowledgeable about art, history, architecture and politics. She consistently took our needs and interests into account—when we needed to sit, when we wanted to go into greater depth on a subject, when to stop for a cannolo made in a cloister. She is warm, smart and has impeccable English. Perfetto!

David H.

United States
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Tour: #476207, Sicily's Valley of the Temples private guided Tour- Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Valentina gave a superb 3 hour tour to our group of 13 at the Valley of the Temples. She met us on time, smiling, and ready. Her English was fluent, easily understandable, and has a nice lilting cadence making one want to hear what she says next. She is pleasant, professional, and confident. She pulls on her art history degrees to bring the archaeological site alive with facts and stories. She engages the group (versus lectures), patiently responds to questions, and establishes a comfortable pace.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David!Thank you so much. I'll get to Washington soon or later, and I will let you know;)

Marilyn Bowler

Australia
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Tour: #404844, Agrigento,Valley of Temples and Cultural Farm. Ancient and Modern Art Tour., Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Valentina was extremely informative, not just about the Valley of the Temples, but about Sicily, answering all of our questions. She also took into consideration that we are older travellers and organised breaks and short stints on the mini-bus. Well-informed, articulate and looked after us extremely well. A great day seeing Sicilian landscape, as well as the temples.

Marjorie Stanford

United States
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Tour: Full day tour around Trapani (Erice, Segesta & Salt Pans or Marsala, Mazara del Vallo & Selinunte), Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 30/18

Valentina’s tour reinforced why I always choose to book with “Tours by Locals” instead of selecting one of the cruise ship tours. With a limited amount of time in the Trapani area, we visited the salt pans, saw the incredible Doric Temple at Segesta-one of the best preserved in the world-and visited Erice. Erice has incredible views overlooking Trapani, and Valentina made the history of the two castles come to life. We ended our day with an incredible lunch at a restaurant that is a favorite with locals.

Sylvia Kochler

United States
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Tour: #476207, Sicily's Valley of the Temples private guided Tour- Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

Valentina was very informative as she guided us through the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento. Her knowledge of both ancient history and SicilIan history and culture were very impressive. We enjoyed our time with her and learned alot. She also was very kind and considerate to meet us at our hotel so that she could drive with us to the site. We highly recommend Valentina and this tour.

Timo Ottevanger

Netherlands
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Tour: #301841, Palermo City Wonders: half-day tour with a Local Guide!, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Valentina is very enthusiastic about her 'land', as she calls it. And for good reason. If you visit Palermo, make sure to book Valentina as she is a knowledgeable and passionate guide.