Susie BarringtonUnited Kingdom
Josie was a great guide and gave us lots of really useful information about Palermo. She was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject and we felt we had a real insight into Palermo and some of its unique history. We would thoroughly recommend her as a tour guide. The Arab Norman history of Palermo is amazing and the Palatine chapel especially is stunning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susie Thank you so much for your extremely kind words! It was a real pleasure for me meeting you here...All the best!! Josie
Ruben GarciaUnited States
The best, on time,knowledge,never in a hurry ready to share her knowledge in all areas .Fun and helpful. We will hire here anytime and we rwill ecomend her to our friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rhina and Ruben Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. You do know that it has been a real pleasure for me to share with you a whole day in Palermo. I wish all the best . Un abrazo fuerte !!!
James CohenNew Haven, CT, United States
We could not have been more pleased with our full-day tour of Palermo and Monreale with Josie on August 31, 2016. She was knowledgeable, friendly, energetic, responsive and passionate . We expected to enjoy our tour, but Josie's knowledge of Palermo's history gave us a deeper understanding of the City and its people. In the Monreale cathedral, many others stopped to listen as she brought the ancient mosaics to life. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with her, and can recommend her enthusiastically.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James ad Francesca I spent a real enjoyable day with you! Thank you for your wonderful comment. I wish you all the best and if one day you will come back to Sicily,please call me Arrivederci Josie
Julie RaffkindUnited States
Palermo is a marvelous city whose multi-cultural history is not to be missed. The Arab Norman tour is not one of those "another castle, cathedral, cemetery" tours. The Royal Palace is possibly one of the most unique structures with its Cappella Palatina mosaics and more importantly the Muqarnas - an outstanding feature of Arabic architecture. Giusy (Josie) was an outstanding guide. At every angle there was a feature she would point out that one would have miss without her expertise. What a joy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie It has been a real pleasure meeting you and guiding you around Palermo . Hopefully we will meet once again in the future! Meanwhile I would like to wish you Happy New Year!! Ciao Giusi(Josie)
Martha K.United States
What a delightful and informative half-day we spent with Josie leading the way! Her knowledge about art, culture and Mediterranean history is encyclopedic; and she showed us as many popular sites (churches, museums, framers' market) as it's humanly possible to cover in four hours on foot. She's a warmly welcoming and wonderfully companionable guide to Palermo!
Katherinep MimsUnited States
Awesome! It was a last minute thing and Josie worked to armament it happen for us. She was wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Katherine Now you know that Sicilian women can arrange lot of last minute things, believe me! Thank you for sharing a little bit of your time with me Ciao Josie
Pamela PalmoreUnited States
Josie was wonderful!! Her knowledge of Palermo was extensive and she shared much information with us. She went out of her way to make us feel at home in her hometown and showed us every courtesy. She was flexible and we were able to see much more than we had anticipated. She really adapted her tour to our schedule and we loved it!! We would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Palermo.
Gillian TsoHong Kong
MIchael DruryUnited Kingdom
Josie (Giusi) loves Palermo, is such fun and so knowledgeable that her tour made the city one we felt instantly we knew and loved too. She has a great appreciation of how the city fitted into European development and her historical, political, architectural, and artistic knowledge is superb. Aside from the key places (see the tour) she took us to other less obvious ones including a truly fantastic visit to the market where we tasted Sicilian cooking at its best. Great recommendations too and a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael Thank you very much indeed for your kind comment. It was a real pleasure for me to share almost two days with you and Elizabeth.I really hope to see you in the future,maybe on a different tour.Meanwhile I wish you both a very Happy New Year.Kind regards Josie