My name is Roberta, I have been a licensed tour guide in Sicily for over twenty five years and since 1990 tour director all over the world for over 10 years. I was born in Palermo but I consider me a citizen of the world.
I have always worked in the tourist industry, representing Sicily abroad : I have cooperated with public and private organizations at conferences, international events therefore for many years I have travelled, both for business and passion, but I have chosen to stay in Sicily since the history of Sicily is that of the Mediterranean. My roots have always kept me tied to my land although without stopping me from moving.
My long experience in tourism has shaped my personality and has further stimulated my curiosity. Over the years I have become more specialized in art, theology, archaeology and traditions of my country.
Following my passions and my natural urge to search, over the years I studied different Eastern philosophy, body disciplines and various forms of dance theatre, until I studied and became a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method ( somatic educational system). It was the missing piece that allowed me to bring order to the whole puzzle.
Today my profession as a tour guide is concentrated in Sicily . I live in Palermo a city with so many contrasts and interests. The regional capital of Sicily, is one of those cities with a very distinct, almost tangible atmosphere, a place of mystery, where reality often outperforms the traveller's imagination and preconceived stereotypes. Palermo is difficult to describe, it can be sensual, fascinating and chaotic at the same time. . In the old markets like Ballarò, Vucciria and il Capo you can still hear the echoes of its oriental past and taste the best street food, an important evidence of the long and complex history of Sicily.
I can be your guide not only around Palermo, but also in other parts of the island, to various areas on request.
One of my passions is also "genealogy"; in this case you have to request a customized tour .
My tours are tailored for individual clients as well as families and groups.
Just book one of my tours and do not hesitate to ask me to organize a tour according to your special interests.
See you soon!
-Licensed tour guide Palermo and Sicily for over 25 years
- Since 1990 I have also been Tour Director in different part of the world for over 10 years
-Master of cultural hospitality and pilgrimages University of Theology Palermo
-International Feldenkrais Practitioner (somatic educational system )
-Mindful Practitioner Master class Feldekrais Southern California Institute
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car/van and professional driver.