Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Palermo, Sicily, Italy by Tour Guide Mimmo

Tour: Sicilian Roots Tour • the Places of your Ancestors

  Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Overall Rating:     about ratings

Kay Caruso

Vatican City

Tour: #116555, Sicilian Roots Tour • the Places of your Ancestors • starting from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Mimmo was a most gracious guide. It was like touring with family. He was so helpful when we went to the city hall record offices to find information about family. He is knowledgeable about the of history Sicily, is a great driver, has a comfortable van. We visited 7 cities in 2 days!!! Trying to get to one of the ancestral towns proved a challenge since every road we took was blocked by mudslides. Mimmo was determined and found a round-about way for us to get there. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All the best for you. And thank you for the “most gracious “!!!

John A.

United States

Tour: #116555, Sicilian Roots Tour • Capo D'Orlando • starting from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Mimmo picked us up at our hotel in Palermo in his spacious Mercedes-Benz van. We had a great tour. He was punctual. He's highly educated, he explained the culture and people of Sicily so that we could feel immersed. We did appreciate the special spin he adds as we traveled! We really enjoyed seeing the sights. We especially liked our stop for lunch overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. We learned a great deal about the beautiful island of Sicily. Sit back, enjoy and let Mimmo be your guide and driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your opinion. And hey, I like that “sit back and enjoy”. All the best Mimmo

Patricia Abate

United States

Tour: #116555, Private Sicilian Roots Tour for Patricia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/18

Mimmo provided us with excellent service on our tour to Sambuca. It is a town in Sicily off the beaten path but was the birthplace of my husband's grandparents. Mimmo was outside our hotel in Palermo promptly. He gave us an informative and comprehensive tour of the town. It was exactly what we wanted! On the drive back to Palermo, Mimmo asked me if I liked bread. When I replied that it was my favorite food group, he proceeded take us to his local bakery and bought me bread!


Patricia Hentschel

United States

Tour: #116555, Visit the Places of your Ancestors - Roots Tour from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

We had a wonderful afternoon with Mimo. I wanted to see my grandmother's home town and with Mimo's help, we not only got to see the town but also got to try some of the local specialties. I even was able to visit my great-grandfather's grave site. It was an amazing experience for me and one that I will never forget. Thank you for everything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank’s to you I make new experiences, too and visit places I’ve never been before.

Kenneth Rizzuto

United States

Tour: #116555, Your Roots Tours - Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/15

My intention for visiting Corleone, Sicily was not to take a standard tour. It was to experience, in the very short time of one day, a little of the life of my great-grandparents who immigrated to America. I also wanted to do a little genealogy research to determine if my great-grandfather, my bisnonno, had any siblings. I had a hand full of wishes on my "bucket list" that was not going to be satisfied by a standard tour. Mimmo checked off every item in my list! Multu Grazii!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad the experience in Sicily fulfilled your hopes. Wish you the best. Thank you.

Judy C.

United States

Tour: #116555, Your Roots Tours - Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/15

We were on a family trip to Sicily to see our family hometown. Our tour guide Mimmo was fabulous and I highly recommend him. He picked us up on time and gave a great tour of getting to the town. Mimmo is very friendly and his knowledge and great tour was impeccable. His recommendation for our Easter dinner was fabulous, we are still talking about it......Can't wait to come back!!

Basil Minickene

United States

Tour: #116555, Lercara Friddi and Cinisi, Lercara Friddi, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 31/14

We traveled to Sicily as part of our 11 day cruise.Met Mimmo in Palermo and traveled to Lercara Friddi & Cinisi.Mimmo gave us a brief history of the area as we drove through the beautiful country side.Arriving in each town,Mimmo talked with to the residents in an attempt to find family roots.Although not successful the experience was unforgettably.Had some terrific pastries,expresso and gelato.This trip and a similar visit to Naples were the highlight of our cruise. Bravo and Grazia Mimmo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really happy for you to consider the tour a highlight of your vacation. It was a pleasure to take you around and to your roots in Sicily. Thank you for all. Mimmo.