Michael McCarthyUnited States
Allesandro is an excellent and informative guide. A wealth of knowledge. He's very friendly and accommodating. My highest recommendation and rating !!!������
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind words. It was a wonderful tour even for me. Your passion for history and architecture made this experience memorable. I hope to me you again very soon. Best regards, Alessandro
John ForsterUnited Kingdom
Very enthusiastic guide who modified the tour speed and places visited to our needs and timings. Knowledgeable & informative. A great recommendation for lunch as well. Would definitely not hesitate to use him again, if only all tour guides were this good! as above
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Many thanks for such a great feedback, which I appreciate even more since done by a very traveled guest. It was an intense and pleasant walking tour for me too. I really hope to guide you again in some other extraordinary sites. Best wishes, Alessandro
Eve MenschUnited States
I have been on tours all over the world and Alessandro's was simply the best. He was incredibly well informed not only about the archaeological sites we were seeing but about Sicily's more modern history as well. The day flew by and my only thought was that I wished I had booked him for additional tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eve, Your feedback made me so happy and thrilled, and I cannot thank you enough for it. You have been such wonderful guests and I have been honored to guide you in this gorgeous city. I really hope to meet you soon again and have another exciting tour in south-eastern Sicily. All the best, Alessandro
William KranecUnited States
Just an exceptional day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure to show you the great late-Baroque architectural heritage of Ragusa. Many thanks again! Alessandro
Michael CatanzaroUnited States
Wonderful tour guide, knowledgeable, interesting, informative and easy to follow, would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Nice to read your kind comment on our tour in Siracusa, which I enjoyed very much. You and your friends were interested and curious and it was such a pleasure to talk about the history and archaeology of this wonderful city. Thank you very much and I can't wait to meet you again. Best regards, Alessandro
We did a half day tour with Alessandro in Ortigya. He was excellent !! Very knowledgeable And attentive to our group needs . Always on time and clear about what the days plan would be . Highly recommend him for this tour !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Thomas, Thank you again for you feedback. I enjoyed very much the time spent with you and your family. Can't wait to guide you again. Alessandro
Wow !! Alessandro was amazing ! He was so knowledgeable and informative. . Very attentive to our needs since is was a hot day . Could not have been better . There was not one question Alessandro did not know the answer to . I highly recommend him as a. Guide !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Thomas, Many thanks for your nice comment on our tour in Cava Ispica and Modica. It was really hot but you were great, and it was easy to introduce you to the wonderful archaeological heritage of this area. I hope to see you soon again. A presto, Alessandro
Adriana KertzerUnited States
Absolutely FANTASTIC guide. We did a tour of Ortigia focused on Siracusa's Jewish history. Alessandro was the best guide I have ever had in my life. Let me count the ways: - extremely knowledgable about the subject - a nuanced understanding of history an immigration patterns - came prepared with visuals (laminated images and texts, books, etc.) - energetic (the tour was long and Alessandro never seemed to tire!) - curiosity (he also wanted to learn from us about related topics we were passionate about)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adriana, I'm very glad to read your kind words about our tour in Ortygia, which was absolutely outstanding for the information we exchanged and the topics we delve deep into. To talk with you and wander around the alleys of Ortygia has been a unique experience, which I will keep in my heart for a long time. Thank you very much for everything. Best wishes, Alessandro
Alessandro was a wonderful guide. His knowledge of ancient history, the town of Siracusa and the region is amazing. We had a fantastic tour with him that covered both the ancient ruins and the old town. He brought the deep history of this region to life for adults and teenagers alike. We will definitely book him in advance for our next visit. Thank you Alessandro!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carrie, Thank you for writing such a kind review on your tour in Siracusa. Your children and their passion for history made it very special. Can't wait to meet you again. Best regards, Alessandro
Marisela PerezHanover, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
We toured two days with Allesandro and can not fully express how wonderful it was to tour with him. His knowledge is extensive and is communicated with much passion as well as humor. He is very flexible and accommodating and will do whatever it takes to make the experience pleasurable. He is the type of guide with whom you want to remain in touch because he treats you as cherished family. He was formerly a university professor and it shows as he approaches touring as a remarkably fun classroom experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marisela, You comment has been much more than I expected, many thanks for your kind and warm words. To spend time with you has been just a pleasure. Besides having much fun, you really made me appreciate the reason why I guide people. Thank you and send my regards to your wonderful traveled friends! Let's keep in touch. All the best, Alessandro
Carroll KlettUnited States
Alessandro is fabulous! We have done many tours all over the world and he is one of our best! If you come to Sicily and can take a tour for the day with him do not miss this opportunity to experience his beloved Sicily. He has strong English skills, great recommendations, marvelous knowledge of area and history and great food recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carroll, No words for the wonderful comment you did on your tour with me. It was such a nice pleasure to be with you in Noto and its surroundings. Thank you again for the wonderful company. Can't wait to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro
Alessandro took time to answer every question and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for this other very positive review. I'm so happy that you all enjoyed the city where I live. Best wishes, Alessandro
Alessandro inspires the group with his passion for Sicily. An excellent tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Nice to read your feedback, which is much appreciated as you are a super traveled person. It was a pleasure to guide your group, they were absolutely interested and curious; the best guests! I hope to guide your next group very soon. All the best, Alessandro
Jeryl ParisUnited States
Alessandro was one of the most enthusiastic guides we have had. We were so lucky to learn from someone so knowledgeable. Thank you so much Alessandro!
Allesandro is an outstanding guide. Our day with him in and near Noto was a real pleasure. We learned a great deal, especially about the archaeological sites. He was regularly filling us in on pertinent historical background that added greatly to our understanding of the built environment. He often enlarged, aptly, the context of his historical perspective and answered questions fully. He was never at a loss to say something interesting about a wide range of topics. It always a pleasure to listen to him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Cannot thank you enough for the amazing day spent together in Noto's area. The pleasure was mine to listen to you and speak about everything with the aim of exchanging our cultural background. Thank you again. Alessandro
Alessandro arrived punctually at the door of our accommodation and treated us to a comprehensive tour of Ortygia. He was knowledgable and friendly and has a real passion for the history of the area. He was responsive to our questions and gave us some helpful advice for our further travels in Sicily. He set us up well for an enjoyable 5 day stay in Syracuse.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Many thanks for your nice comment on your tour with me in Ortygia. It has been a pleasure to guide you throughout the multi-layer heritage of this great city. All the best, Alessandro
Renee Turano NovelleUnited States
Alessandro was an incredible tour guide fit for an incredible city. Be prepared to walk quite a bit, but every step is worth the energy! Alessandro is incredibly well versed in Greek and Roman history and paints a picture of the past around you as you walk. He also speaks fluent English, so don't be afraid to miss something in translation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renee, What a pleasure to read your nice feedback on your tour in Siracusa with me. To guide you and your children has been a real pleasure. Than you again and let's keep in touch. Best wishes, Alessandro
Erle ShawUnited Kingdom
Alessandro was both charming and knowledgeable, he was able to answer questions on all aspects of the history of Syracuse from ancient times to modern day. He took us all over the city and showed us all aspects of life in Syracuse then and now. He suggested an excellent restaurant for lunch where we had a fantastic fish meal followed by a trip to a great gelateria. Thank you Alessandro for a wonderful and memorable day in beautiful Syracuse.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erle, Thank you for writing this kind feedback on your off the beaten path tour in Siracusa. It's always great to have the opportunity to guide stimulating guests like you. Thank you again and see you soon. Alessandro
Nicholas PoulosUnited States
Alessandro is very knowledgable and a great communicator. It is not often you can tour with your own personal archaeologist. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicholas, Many thanks for your kind feedback on your tour in Siracusa. It was a pleasure to visit the city with a Greek-Italian couple from US, very interested and intellectually curious about the cultural heritage of this city. Hope to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro
Michael TuchmanUnited States
We had a wonderful walking tour with Alessandro this morning. We found him to be prompt,professional and very knowledgeable ...his back round in archaeology was an added bonus! He tailored our tour specifically to our needs. We highly recommend Alessandro.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your nice review. It was just a pleasure to guide you in Siracusa this morning. Your knowledge and warmth made me enjoy our walking in Ortigia and inside the Neapolis Archaeological Park. I hope to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro
Shelley SellaUnited States
Alessandro was an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and warm guide. His passion for archeology, history and culture was infectious. This tour was customized for us and we enjoyed it thoroughly. As with the tour we took with Alessandro the day before, we were so impressed by his ability to make the complicated history of the area come alive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelly, Nice to read this review on you tour in Cava Ispica and Modica, which I enjoyed very much with you. I hope to meet you again very soon. Best wishes, Alessandro
Shelley SellaUnited States
Alessandro was an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and warm guide. His passion for archeology, history and culture was infectious. He gave us a thorough explanation of the area's complicated history and went out of his way to address all of our specific interest in Jewish antiquities. He gave us great recommendations for other sites, activities and places to eat. Because of him, our appreciation of the area was greatly magnified. He was always punctual and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelley, I cannot thank you enough for these great words on your tour in Ortygia with me. It was such a pleasure to share the great Jewish archaeological heritage of Siracusa with you. Thanks again. Alessandro
Jaime C.San Juan, PR, United States
Friendly, knowledgeable, has archeological training and it shows in his explanations. Went out of his way to answer personal requests about places to shop or to eat.the Monica tour is described as : baroque and chocolates" but it was more than that, we saw living quarters carved out of caves, fronted with modern façades and even a Greek Orthodox Church with faded frescoes that was an archaeological gem. Also his tour of the Syracuse Archaeological Park was very informative and most engrossing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaime, Many thanks for writing this nice feedback on your days with me. It was great to learn from you and share our knowledge on architecture and art, which we both love very much. All the best, Alessandro
Hernando Ruiz-JimenezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hernando, Thank you for rating me. I hope you enjoyed your tour in Siracusa. All the best, Alessandro
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Luke HardimanSouth Africa
Alessandro has deep knowledge to share about South East Sicily, it's history, architecture and world-class food! We learned so much on our tour around Ragusa, Ragusa Ibla and Modica. How the area's seismic history defined the two-tiered town of Ragusa, and how the local towns developed from iron-age civilisations, through Greek, Arab & Spanish influences to the baroque and modern times. There's great food in the area & Alessandro knows where to enjoy it! Sausages from heaven in Palazzolo Acreide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luke, Many thanks for this very felt feedback on your tour with me in Ragusa and Modica. It was so natural to guide you in this bit of heaven in Sicily! Meet you soon. Alessandro
This was our second tour with Alessandro, and we are so glad we booked two tours with him! Ragusa is a gorgeous city, and Alessandro was the perfect guide to show us all the ins and outs (and importantly, all the good food spots). As with the first tour we took, Alessandro knew so much about the archaeology, history and architecture of the city and was so passionate about sharing his knowledge with us. We cannot recommend him more highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Corina, you words have thrilled me!
Alesssandro was a truly fantastic guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and kind. Not only was he an expert on archaeology, architecture and history but he was also a very enthusiastic foodie and gave us excellent recommendations everywhere we went. We are so glad we booked a tour with Alessandro as it made a huge difference to our holiday and our understanding of the places we visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Corina, What a nice pleasure to read your comment on our tour in Siracusa. Thank you very much for it. I spent such a nice time with your family! You were much more than normal clients. All the best, Alessandro
Shelly KupferUnited States
Alessandro was an exceptional tour guide. His passion was contagious. He modified the tour to our interests. He is so knowledgable and made Siracusa a magical place to visit. He is highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelly, What a nice pleasure to read your great feedback on your tour with me in Ortygia. Thank you for it! I enjoyed that walking with your family very much. I hope to meet you very soon again. All the best, Alessandro
Jennifer ArlenUnited States
Alessandro is one of the best guides we have ever had--and we regularly hire guides. We also often do our own research before going on a trip. He taught us an amazing amount. I would use him again in a heartbeat. His english also is excellent and he is a great person to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jannifer, Many thanks for writing such a striking review on your tour in Siracusa. It has been just a honor and a real pleasure to spend a day with you. Thank you again. Best wishes, Alessandro
Jeffrey MenickUnited States
Alessandro was a wonderful guide. His depth of knowledge, enthusiasm and flexibility made a difficult weather day an incredibly valuable experience. In would recommend him without any reservations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, Many thanks for this great comment on your tour in Morgantina and Piazza Armerina with me. I hope to meet again in Sicily. All the best, Alessandro