Vicki MooreUnited States
Carlo was a wonderful tour guide who graciously accommodated our last minute request for a shorter tour to meet our travel restrictions! He is very knowledgeable about Sicilian and world history. His descriptions make the complex and rich history of this area very accessible to everyone. His English is superb, which was a real bonus for our group of 6 Americans. I would recommend Carlo for anyone searching for a warm guide with a deep reservoir of knowledge and experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a luck to made it to meet all of you...
Marty BellUnited States
We've enjoyed three tours by locals guides on our trip - all good - but Carlo's was by far the best. Carlo is a joy to just be with -easy to talk to and knowledgeable about so many things that just come up in conversation as other subjects of mutual interest. His grasp of local history and context is excellent. He comes from a family that built it's life around understanding Siracusa's deep roots and he learned well. I am going to recommend him to everyone I know who plans a visit to Siracusa and Sicily.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin, its was such pleasure meeting you and learning what you do in your farm , looking forward to meet you again.
Kevin O.United States
Carlo is very knowledgeable about the Etna region's formation and nature and took us to places no tour bus/group could go. He set a walking pace tailored to us and thanks to his time management, we were able to everything we wanted. He chose an excellent affordable seafood restaurant for lunch. Carlo is a safe driver as he motored us both north and south of Catania. He proved to be a very friendly and is very fluent in English. Should we return to Sicily, we would definitely seek to have Carlo as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such wonderfull feedback, looking forward to meet you soon.
Dan DziuraUnited States
Carlo provided an outstanding experience showing off the amazing natural wonders in the Noto area of Sicily. We visited the ruins of the ancient town of Noto and hiked along a creek leading to a beautiful waterfall and natural pool created in rock. Our tour finished with a visit to a natural reserve to observe water fowl and a small former tuna fishing town. Carlo is a naturalist who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience in a way that makes it fun to experience and learn about his part of Sicily.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was great to meet you I really enjoyed our day together. It was such a pleasure to show you around the land that I love. I hope you had a fantastic time for the rest if your holiday.
Lisa CatanzaroVero Beach, FL, United States
Carlo was an excellent guide. Our full day hike on Mt Etna and wine tasting greatly exceeded our expectations. He was very knowledgeable about the history and geology of the area and we thoroughly enjoyed his stories and company. In addition the winery visit he selected was outstanding. The entire experience from post booking communication, through pick up to drop off was perfect. We highly recommend Carlo and look forward to seeing him again when we return next year.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Was such an amazing day, so happy to meet you all and learn all tthe stories of your ancestors.
Marcy BrownUnited States
We are world travelers,and Carlo's tour might just have been our best tour. Ever.We were a diverse group of 7 coming off of a cruise ship.He took us for a walk around the markets in Ortygia, and then to the amazing Mikva - the oldest in Europe at 2000 years old, and recently discovered and excavated. He took us up country to a fabulous agritourissmo lunch at Porta Pantalica. All I can say is "don't miss this lunch". From there we made our hike in Patalica. All in all a fabulous day made perfect by Carlo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mercy, its been a real pleasure and honor to spend the day with you and your friends. Looking forward to the next time we will see you again.
Sean McKinnonUnited States
Fellow travelers - Wish I had more space to convey how much my family enjoyed spending our day with Carlo. He was extremely punctual, knowledgeable, and personable. He adjusted our tour on the fly to fit our immediate needs while maximizing our time in Sicily. We found his personal stories as enticing as that of the history of Sicily itself. I could not recommend his services with any more positive light then to tell you to just book him. Enjoy your time with our new friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sean and family to give me this honour to be at your service. It was a Real pleasure making new friend. I hope to see you soon.
Mary Ellen F.United States
Carlo exceeded my expectations. He made it very easy, picking us up at our hotel. 1 star! He is very personable, relating well to adults, teens & children. 2 stars! He is knowledgeable about volcanology, geology, history, etc. 3 stars! The itinerary was great: hike on Mt Etna, drive thru the gorgeous Linguaglossa area & a delicious Sicilian lunch w/ wine tasting. 4 stars! Carlo readily shared his Sicily-the people, economy, family, child rearing, religion, etc. 5 stars! Thank you, Carlo for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary you are my star to book my first tour on tbl. Thank you so much for the trust and I am so happy you had great time.
We returned to Sicily on a cruise after many years and we wished to concentrate in just one day as many venues as possible: Marzamemi, Vendicari, Villa Romana del Tellaro, Noto and Siracusa. Carlo has been just great! Not only in planning and organizing such a comprehensive tour in few hours without any, but also providing us plenty of information. He is a naturalist, but he is also passionate in history and art and has made our short visit to this beautiful part of Sicily a really wonderful experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a super pleasure to meet you and be at your service...
Ted GravesUnited States
Don't waste your time or money looking anywhere else, Carlo is the best! He knows the geologic and human history of the area and explained it all clearly. He was prompt and extremely courteous. Well worth every penny!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had an incredibile day , Etna was amazing...
Laura PhailUnited States
My 2 adult children, two grandchildren and I enjoyed a perfect day out with Carlo. His English is very good, and his knowledge of the culture and local natural environment is top-notch. Carlo was a pleasure to be with and very accommodating to our needs. We feel like we made a friend in Sicily. I would definitely give him a 5 out of 5 rating.