Geraldine (Dina) RuehleUnited States
We were on a Mediterranean Cruise and we chose Valentina to give us a guided, walking tour of Palermo when our ship stopped there for the day. There were 6 in our group--3 teenagers and 3 adults. Valentina is very friendly and her personality worked well with all ages in our group. She is extremely knowledgeable about Palermo, and we learned so much more than we would have if we walked the city on our own. Her lunch recommendation following our tour was fantastic. I would absolutely recommend Valentina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much��
Lewis BlissUnited States
Ross HammarstedtSanta Fe, NEW MEXICO, United States
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.
Michael LambertUnited Kingdom
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
Donna SerafinUnited States
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 .
Philip FaraciUnited States
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 RompayBelgium
Just perfect! Best guide we ever had: high expertise in art history.
Eileen SirotaUnited States
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!
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.
Mark SaretskyUnited States
Valentina was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and personable. She made our time in Palermo so much more meaningful and enjoyable.
Shelly KupferUnited States
Valentina was terrific! We thoroughly enjoyed our time walking around Palermo with her and seeing various areas. She also gave us a fabulous restaurant recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shally! ��
Jeff KingWestfield, MA, United States
Valentina was an amazing guide and I recommend her to everyone. She showed us the wonderful streets, sights, churches, and markets of Palermo and helped us understand the complex history and culture of the region. With a warm and friendly personality, Valentina makes you feel like you have more than a guide in Palermo ... you have a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff, it was a pleasure! Thank you and your family for the beautiful words;) See you soon in Sicily!
Charles SpinuzzaUnited States
My rating is 5 stars hands down.
Robert PlymyerUnited States
We booked a half day tour with Valentina in Palermo and could not have been happier with the experience. Valentina was prompt and professional, quickly replying to my questions beforehand and my email to confirm the tour a day or two prior to arriving in Palermo. Valentina is extremely knowledgeable about Palermo; she holds a PhD in art history. We loved that she was willing to give recommendations and talk about any subject re: Sicily. Overall great experience and highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Hope to meet you back here in Sicily��
A wonderful and charming guide with a passion for Palermo and its ancient past.Highly recommend.
Ronald GittessUnited States
Mike LorussoUnited States
Valentina was an excellent guide for our tour. She was very knowledgeable about the long complex history of Palermo and also extremely passionate about the people. She was amazing in her ability to combine history, people and culture. Her approach was very personal making our family feel very welcome. I would highly recommend Valentina for an enjoyable and memorable tour of Palermo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!
We walked around Palermo with Valentina who provided us with insightful knowledge about the history and culture of this fascinating city. She met us at our hotel and took us on a walking tour of local sights and markets providing lots of background information as she went along. We would never have got an understanding of Palermo nor seen some of the less featured sites without Valentina who showed us around in a way that was interesting, informative and informal. Great tour and guide. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Richard! It was a pleasure to bring you around! :)
Valentina was very knowledgeable and helped me find what I was looking for easily. Great tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Rina! It was a pleasure to meet You and Your husband!! I Hope to see You again in Palermo:)