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Daniela M.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Ciao! My name is Daniela, I'm from Palermo where I was born and raised, 100% sicilian blood!!!

I've been working as a certified guide and Tour Director for 20 years, but since I was a teenager I already knew what I wanted to do in my life: communicating with others and discovering history, art and culinary treasures!
After a Tourism High School, a degree in International Political Science, a Master Degree in Tourism Management, some experiences in various travel agencies, some years abroad to improve the languages I speak (english and french). . . here I am, always in Palermo!
Actually I can't stay far from my hometown for a long time, I have a deep and profound sense of attachement to my land and my family. Well, I can say I found the best job ever!!!
I think that discovering a destination is a complete experience only through the eyes of a local, so I deeply work to welcome and introduce guests to my beloved Sicily, to share my feelings about the place I live, to show the island and its spaces, its stories and contradictions. . .
Sicilian culture is so unique! It is visible in monuments, traditions, local language, food and wine excellences: together we can explore all these aspects, with walking tours or regular and shore excursions!
And as I am also a certified Sommelier and Wine Expert and a certified Pastry Commis Chef, I will be glad to bring you to discover other facets of the local reality, such as beautiful food markets, wineries, pastry shops, street food special places, peculiar restaurants!
I will give you the choises to experience Sicily according to your taste, all my tours can be customized, so please don't hesitate to ask!
Just decide to come, decide what to visit and relax, I will think about all the rest!
I'm sure after visiting the island you will bring a little piece of Sicily with you. . . and you will have a new friend!
Sicily is un unforgettable place, "It is in Sicily that is the key to everything".

A Recent Review of this guide

I've taken many private and group tours and I can tell you that Daniela ranks among the best. She's flexible, accommodating, very knowledgeable, a good sense of humor and a delight. You will not be disappointed. Highly recommend her to you!!
Michael McCarthy

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Tour leader Italian license since 2000
Tour guide license since 2001
Tour leader and tour guide experience all over Italy
Degree in International Political Science at the University of Palermo
French language diploma at IEP de Rennes (Bretagne)
English language diploma at
Master degree in Tourism Management
Sommelier Qualification (Italian Sommeliers Association member) and experience in events and wine bars
Pastry Commis Qualification ( Gambero Rosso Cooking School) and experience in Pastries and Laboratories


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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