Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Syracuse Italy by Tour Guide Alessandro R. (Guide #10859)


Jaime C.

United States
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Tour: The jewels of south-eastern Sicily, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jul 21/18

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 fa├žades 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

Luke Hardiman

South Africa
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Tour: #124749, From Ragusa to Modica, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

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

Corina Kahan

Australia
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Tour: #124749, From Upper Ragusa to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/18

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!

Corina Kahan

Australia
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/18

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 Kupfer

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

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 Arlen

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

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 Menick

United States
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Tour: #124789, Piazza Armerina and Morgantina, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

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

Eric Elowitz

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

We had the Siracusa/Ortygia tour with Alessandro and would highly recommend him. He was extremely knowledgeable and brought the history and architecture to life. The tour was varied and we especially enjoyed seeing the open-air market. Alessandro was easy to communicate with and gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation. Would strongly recommend him as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric, Many thanks for your nice review, it has been a real pleasure to guide you in this great city. All the best, Alessandro

Todd Bostwick

United States
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Tour: #138838, Palazzolo Acreide and Pantalica, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

This was our second tour with Alessandro, and we would hire him again without hesitation. He is a great tour guide, very knowledgable and personable, and very passonate about his profession. As an archaeologist myself, I really appreciated that he is a highly trained archaeologist who knows the prehistory and history of Sicily extremely well. It was a delight to hear him inform my wife and me about the two archaeology sites we visited. We highly recommend him as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Todd, Thank you again! All the best, Alessandro

Todd Bostwick

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Alessandro was a fantastic guide in Syracuse! His training as an archaeologist and his knowledge of Syracuse history made him the perfect guide. His passion for his country and his love of archaeology shows. We learned a lot from him, and he has a great sense of humor, which made the two days we spent with him a memorable experience. We give him our highest rating possible. Thank you Alessandro!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Todd, Thank you so much for your amazing review on your tours with me in Siracusa, Pantalica and Palazzolo Acreide. It has been a pleasure and a real honor to guide a brilliant colleague uncovering this side of Sicily. I'm sure we'll meet again. Warmest regards, Alessandro

Joan Cresdee

Australia
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

Our day with Allessandro was jam-packed with amazing information and interesting facts. We learnt so much! The day began with a huge thunderstorm. Allessandro was able to be flexible with his plans to maximise his time with us. I can highly recommend Allessandro to any one interested in the history of Siracuse or in fact any part of the ancient world. This has been the best tour we have done so far.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan, Many thanks for your kind review on your tour in Siracusa with me. I enjoyed every single minute spent with you. Thank you for you company and your great interest and enthusiasm. All the best, Alessandro

Denise C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Alessandro really brought the history of Ortygia to life. He was interesting and entertaining and took us to places we would never have found on our own. We would thoroughly recommend him as a guide and if we ever have the opportunity of using him again we would certainly do so.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Thank you very much for writing this nice feedback on your tour with me in Ortigia. It has been much appreciated. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Julia M.

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

We have traveled extensively and had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful guides but Alessandro was by far the most knowledge and enthusiastic. His passion for history is contagious. I wish we had more time to discover Sicily through his eyes. Hope to be back one day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julia, No words to thank you enough for your wonderful feedback! It has been a great pleasure to guide you and your friends in Siracusa. I enjoyed your company and passion for history so much. I hopeto see you again. All the best, Alessandro

Anthony Ray

United Kingdom
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Alessandro was a fantastic guide: knowledgeable and charming company as well. He brought Syracuse to life for us through his obvious passion and love of archaeology and classical history. All of our family agreed that the tour was the stand out event of our holiday. Not only did we see the better known sites, like the temple of Apollo and the Duomo, but we saw some delightful places like the Jewish baths in Ortigia that we'd never have found by ourselves. I highly recommend Alessandro.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Many thank for writing such a nice review on your tour with me in Siracusa. It has been a great experience to guide your family along the thousand-year old history of this beautiful city. Thanks again. All the best, Alessandro

Julie Raffkind

United States
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Tour: Giulia tour, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 18/17

Alessandro is one of the leading guides in the area. Degreed in Archeology, he is, of course, quite knowledgeable, but it is his insights, ability to seek out unique hidden angles of the towns, and that well-known wry wit of Sicily that sets him apart as an exceptional guide. Over 3 days I toured: Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa, Modica and Scicli - All of these towns are full of nuances & marvel, but Alessandro gave me a profound appreciation of the history, culture, and patrimony of this part of Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Julie, thank you so much for writing such a nice comment on your tour with me in south-eastern Sicily. You have been a special guest for me and I will never forget the great time I had with you. Thank you again!

Joanne Cataldo

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/17

We had a great time on this tour. Very knowledgeable guide who clearly loves what he is talking about.. Especially enjoyed the Mikvah in the former Jewish quarter and seeing the Caravaggio. Great way to jntroduce yourself to Ortygua!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joanne, Nice to read your comment on your half-day tour in Siracusa. Thank you so much! I hope to guide you again in some other parts of south-eastern Sicily. Best wishes, Alessandro

Linda Larson

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Alessandro is one of the best guides we have ever had. He has a true passion for Greek and Roman history, and deep subject matter expertise. He is very engaging and welcomes questions. If we are able to come to Sicily, we hope to tour with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It was great to discover the archaeological heritage of Siracuse with such passionate people like you. Thank you again and keep in touch. Best wishes, Alessandro

Shaun G.

United States
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Tour: #124789, Piazza Armerina and Morgantina, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/17

We would give Alessandro 6 stars if we could. His amazing knowledge of the area and friendly nature made this day much more than it could ever have been on our own. Everything went perfectly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shaun, So glad to read your nice review on the archaeological tour in Morgantina and Piazza Armerina with me. Thank you so much! I've spent a beautiful day with you in the core of Sicily. All the best, Alessandro

Manuel Bauer

Germany
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Alessandro is a fantastic guide, knowledgeable, humorous and just a kind and nice person. It was a real pleasure to have him as our guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Manuel, Many thanks for your prompt and nice comment on your tour in Siracusa with me. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Italy! Best wishes, Alessandro

John Hilgenberg

Stevenson, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

We were lucky to have Alessandro show us Ragusa and Syracuse on two different days. A practicing archaeologist, Alessandro seems to know everything about the places we visited with him: the history, geography, architecture, geology, and any number of fascinating facts and anecdotes. He's never at a loss with answers to our questions. He was unfailingly courteous and considerate with us, accommodating various unscheduled glitches with resourcefulness and great good cheer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your tours in south-eastern Sicily with me. I had a great time with you and your wife, and I was delighted to share what I know with such interested people. All the best, Alessandro

John Hilgenberg

Stevenson, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #124749, From Upper Ragusa to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

We were lucky to have Alessandro show us Ragusa and Syracuse on two different days. A practicing archaeologist, Alessandro seems to know everything about the places we visited with him: the history, geography, architecture, geology, and any number of fascinating facts and anecdotes. He's never at a loss with answers to our questions. He was unfailingly courteous and considerate with us, accommodating various unscheduled glitches with resourcefulness and great good cheer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again!

Felicity Cockram

Australia
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Tour: Felicity tour, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 19/17

Alessandro R is a first class guide, as an expert in archaeology and the history of art. He described the baroque valley world heritage site as we saw it with him as a garden - with embroidery. He showed us special places - surprises to us - that made his good guidance so delightful. He is a local to the Ragusa area and you will benefit from his origins as well as his expert knowledge

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Felicity, You have been so nice to write such a wonderful review about your tours in Ragusa, Modica and Scicli with me. Thank you so much! I spent a nice day with you and your husband, who are so knowledgeable and passionate about Italy and all its cultural heritage. Many thanks again. Alessandro

Susan Fennessey

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

This tour was wonderful. My family, including two teenage boys whom Alessandro engaged very well, enjoyed it immensely. We all learned a lot and were impressed both by the sites and with Alessandro's informative explanations. Alessandro is a great tour guide - knowledgeable, easy going, fun and flexible and was able to bring the sites -- especially the Euralio Castle -- to life for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Many thanks for writing such a beautiful review about your tour in Siracusa with me. It was great to visit the Eurialo Castle and the other archaeological sites with your children. I hope to see you very soon. All the best, Alessandro

Anthony Angeli

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 28/17

A great 4-hour private walking tour of Ortygia plus the Archaeological Park. Alessandro's expertise as an archaeologist made the tour most interesting and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Many thanks for writing this nice feedback. I spent such a nice morning with you. All the best, Alessandro

Denise Fazio

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 26/16

Highly recommend this tour with Alessandro. He is extremely knowledgeable, articulate and passionate about the history of Syracuse. Our tour lasted the whole day and time flew by because it was so engaging.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Many thanks for writing this wonderful review about your tour in Siracusa with me. It was such a pleasure to know you and your family and delve into all the aspects of the thousand-year old history of this city. I hope to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Carol Gladstone

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/16

"Walking in Ortygia" doesn't begin to describe this wonderful guided experience. Alessandro is an extremely well informed archeologist who took us to a number of impressive Siracusa sites (that we could not have walked to from our Ortygia hotel); his commentary on their significance made them much more fascinating. Completing our tour of ancient Greek, Roman, Catholic, Moor and Norman sites, he somehow found time to take us on a very pleasant and very informative walk through Ortygia ending at our hotel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, Many thanks for taking some time to write this wonderful feedback. We had such an intense 4-hour tour in Siracusa even thanks to your knowledge and culture. I hope I'll be lucky to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Susan Gerard

United States
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Tour: Tour in Taormina and Ortygia, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 4/16

Fabulous guide!7

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Many thanks for your nice feedback. You were so nice. Best wishes, Alessandro

Herman Van Karnebeek

Netherlands
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/16

Alessandro is a pleasant guide and knowledgeable about his bussiness and is one time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Herman, Many thanks for spending your time to write this kind review. It was a pleasure to guide you and your friends in Syracuse. I hope to meet you again sooner or later. All the best, Alessandro

Leslie Caswell

Canada
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Tour: #124976, Noto Antica and Noto, Noto, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Alessandro was very articulate, knowledgeable and patient. it was a great tour and we would recommend this tour highly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, What a nice surprise to read your words about the tours with me in Noto Antica, Noto and Ortigia. I still remember our great experience inside the Jewish catacombs in Noto Antica. Say hello to the other members of the group. My best regards, Alessandro

Leslie Caswell

Canada
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Leslie!

Marguerite Gire

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

We would give Alessandro more than 5 stars if that option existed. Knowledgeable and able to communicate his knowledge

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marguerite, Many thanks for paying me this nice compliment. I know how much it is complicated to speak about some difficult topics in an easy way. I'm happy you have appreciated this side of my guiding style. I hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Alessandro

Roger Sheffield

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/16

Warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed are time with Alessandro and now consider him to be a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roger, Many thanks for your nice words. Even though we just spent 2 days together, it's like if I know you for ages. I'm sure we'll meet again very soon. Cheers, Alessandro

Ellen Moskowitz

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/16

Alessandro provided an unusually in-depth explanation of the ruins of Syracuse and tour of Ortygia which is not available from the sites as they do not feature audio tours or similar self- guides. Our group of 12 learned much more and saw much more than they ever could have on their own, plus we had a truly delicious lunch mid-day which was a great break in the heat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, Many thanks for writing this nice review about your tour with me in Syracuse. It was so funny to guide you inside the Neapolis Archaeological Park and in Ortygia. I hope to meet you again. Warmest regards, Alessandro

Eileen Connolly

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/16

Alessandro was very knowledgable, passionate, highly professional, courteous and welcoming. My daughter and I learned more in one tour than we could have learned by ourselves. Alessandro has a vast knowledge of history, archaeology, religions, and mythology. He was dedicated to providing my daughter and me with interesting and entertaining stories of the many layers of history of Siracusa explored through its many treasured archaeological sites that are being enjoyed each day with new activities.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, Thank you very much for writing this nice feedback. I had such a great day with you and your doughter. It's always a pleasure to be with people that are so interested in learning. I hope to see you again. All the best, Alessandro

Lynda Herring

United States
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Tour: #122967, South-east Sicily, Noto, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/16

My husband and I enjoyed every moment of our three days with Alessandro. His expertise in history, archaeology, art, and architecture is matched only by his enthusiasm, good humor, kindness, and consideration. In sum, this tour was everything we could have asked for and more. We started out with ideas of what we wanted to see and do, but we also adjusted activities as we went. We'd love to tour with Alessandro again! We had an unforgettably wonderful visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynda, Many thanks for your kind words. I spent three outstanding and thrilling days with you. We saw a Sicily uncovered even thanks to your curiosity for everything. I also learnt a lot of things by you. I'd love to tour with you again too. See you soon, Alessandro

Gail Humphreys

United States
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Tour: #138838, Palazzolo Acreide and Pantalica, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/16

Alessandro provided fabulous/original tour. We hiked stunning countryside paths to visit bronze age rock tombs. Might have been difficult for seniors, but Alessandro paced us slowly and thoughtfully so it was thoroughly safe while allowing us to see something off beaten track and very interesting. He had complete command of the history/archeology. Also toured Greek site that had seen many occupiers. Alessandro explained it all perfectly. He's fun! Ended tour with perfect patisserie stop. Thanks A

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, Many thanks for writing such a nice comment on your tour with me in Pantalica and Palazzolo Acreide. It was so natural to lead you as you are so knowledgeable in Mediterranean history and archaeology. I'm sure we'll meet again. All the best, Alessandro

Victor Arrington

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/16

Alessandro is very knowledgable and articulate. This combined with great friendliness and deep passion for his subject matter make for a great tour. I highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victor, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It was a real pleasure to guide you in Syracuse and delve into the Cartaginian and Athenian sieges. I hope to meet you again and speak more about Greek history and archaeology. Warmest regards, Alessandro

Cindy Johnson

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 14/16

Our tour in Ortigia and Siracusa was incredible! Alessandro was passionate, knowledgeable, and very informative. He made the Roman theater come alive with his historical and archaeological background. This was our first visit to Sicily and Alessandro made it a memorable experience for us. Thank you Alessandro. Aaron and Cindy Johnson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aaron and Cindy, I have not enough words to thank you for your nice review and the great time we spent together in Siracusa. I hope to meet you again and have another nice experience. All the best, Alessandro

Candy Bagley

United States
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Tour: Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 25/15

We had a great day. Because of the day some sights were closed. He took us to one sight that was only open two days a week and it was amazing. We also drove out to fishing villages and went in a Norman castle. It was so informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Candy, Thank you so much for spending your time to write a so nice feedback. You were so nice with me and it was a great pleasure to guide you in Catania and its surroundings. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Alessandro

Ann Weeks

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/15

This tour and Allesandro made our trip to Siracusa. A must to understand what you are seeing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ann! I will never forget your interest and joy for this tour in Syracuse

Maria J Wright

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and Catania, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/15

Alessandro was an excellent guide with incredible knowledge about Greek history. He made the ruins come alive for us in a way we would have never appreciated without his expertise. We enjoyed the conversation and the wonderful restaurant he took us to in Sirakusa. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, Nice to read your feedback. I spent a perfect day with you in Siracusa. It's always easier to guide people so interested as you were. I hope to see you again. Thank you so much. Best regards, Alessandro

Lenore Steinhardt

Israel
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Tour: Lenore tour, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 7/15

Myself and two other women spent two days touring the Sicilian landscape between Taormina, Etna, and Modica. We have only superlatives to say about Alessandro's infinite knowledge of Sicilian history and archeology, and its present day culinary achievements, in wine, cheese, chocolate, and everything else we experienced. Alessandro is a wonderful guide, and is very considerate and gracious. He is able to be spontaneous according to the weather, and provide a wonderful Sicilian experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lenore, Thank you so much for your nice feedback. I spent two unforgettable days with you. I will never forget your wisdom. Best regards, Alessandro

Martha F.

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/15

Alessandro is a fabulous guide. He is tremendously enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable. He made the monuments, ruins and streets of Ortigia come alive. We felt lucky to have met him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, I was lucky to meet you too. Thank you very much for your kind words. Enjoy your holiday in Sicily! Best regards, Alessandro

Regina O'Brien

United States
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Tour: #124789, Piazza Armerina and Morgantina, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/15

Alessandro is eminently qualified for this tour. As an experienced archeologist, we greatly benefited from his enormous knowledge and experience base - and on top of that - he was fun and very personable. Alessandro is passionate about classical history, and this passion completely transmits into his tours. Bravo!! And SO great for all of the people lucky enough to take his tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Regina, What a pleasure to guide you in the land of Demeter and Persephone. Your family made me spend a gorgeous day and it was very easy to do my best for them. Thank you so much and see you soon! Alessandro

John Story

United States
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Tour: #124976, Noto Antica and Noto, Noto, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/15

AMAZING experience being guided by an archaeologist with a tremendous knowledge base and a wonderful warm personality who is madly in love with the history of the area. FABULOUS!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for your nice review. I also spent a gorgeous day with you, by walking in Syracuse and Noto. I hope to see you again for a longer tour. Best regards, Alessandro

Peter Wilkinson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/15

Very knowledgeable about archaeology and architecture, and suitable for people with a specific interest in those topics. Good English and very enthusiastic.

Alexander W.

Austria
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Tour: #124789, Mount Etna and Taormina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/15

Alessandro is a great Guide with huge knowledge about archeological and historical background of Sicily. Unfortunately our stay was limited to 6 hours. We would have loved to see more places explained and presented by Alessandro. 5*+

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alexander, Thank you very much for your nice comment. It was a shame to share just that little time with you. I hope to have you in Sicily again. Warm regards, Alessandro

Selina Cha

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 10/15

Very helpful and knowledgeable. Alessandro extends well beyond the normal call of duty to make sure our visitors enjoy Syracuse and understand the various cultural and historical aspects of the country. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Syracuse is a not to be missed town in Sicily and it's always a pleasure to guide my customers among Greek and Roman archaeological ruins and Medieval and Baroque monuments. Thank you again Judy. Alessandro

Selina Cha

United States
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Tour: #124749, From Upper Ragusa to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 9/15

Very knowledge, pleasant and helpful beyond the normal call of duty. Makes the trip worthwhile. His part time archaeologist background helps. Thanks Alessandro.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was a pleasure to guide you in all of the steps of your holiday. It's nice to help my customers in arranging the itinerary which suits them best. Kindest regards, Alessandro

James Wilson

United States
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Tour: #124789, Piazza Armerina and Morgantina, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/14

Alessandro is an amazing guide not only for Villa Casale and Piazza Armerina, but for food, wine, history, and specialized cultural tours. He was able to adjust the tour exactly as we needed due to my mother having difficulty walking. His knowledge of the area and history seemed to have no limit. DEFINITELY HIRE HIM!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello James, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I'm sorry that we had not the opportunity to visit all what we planned, but the most important thing is that you mother enjoyed your day with me. All the best Alessandro

Tony Freddolino

United States
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Tour: A tour in Mirabella Imbaccari..., Mirabella Imbaccari, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 16/14

Words cannot truly express how helpful our guide Alessandro was!! He did his homework -- arranged meetings with the people we needed to meet, perfectly adapted his usual 'tour guide' role to meet our needs (as driver/interpreter), and is the friendliest & informed fellow we could have possibly dreamed of to spend a day with! He was largely responsible for making our trip halfway around the world the success that it was!! My Dad & I give him... Not 5 out of 5, but 100 out of 100!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tony, The search for you ancestors has been one of my best experience as tour guide. Thank you for your kind feedback. I will never forget you and your father. Warmest, Alessandro

Steven Hill

United States
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Tour: #122967, Syracuse and its archaeology, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/14

Alessandro was a fabulous guide. He is a trained archaeologist and his knowledge about the ruins was sensational. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steve, Thank you so much for your nice feedback about the day with me in Siracusa. I hope to have you and your kind wife again in Sicily. All the best, Alessandro

Jerry Neuwirth

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for all these stars!

Jerry Neuwirth

United States
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Tour: #124749, From Upper Ragusa to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/14

Alessandro is one of the best guides we have ever had. He answered all our questions, suited our itinerary to our needs, his background in archaeology is impressive. He is kind, patient and funny. He even parked our car and led us around a detour when we left Ragusa. Would need more stars to do justice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jerry, You are too kind. It was beautiful to spend two days with you and your nice friends. I hope to see you again. Warmest Alessandro

Mary Myerson

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/14

Alessandro showed us the Archaeological Park and Catacombs in Siracusa, and we had a short visit, with him, to Ortygia. He is a beautifully educated archaeologist with a love of his country, and he devotes himself to helping others understand it, as well. He has an exceptionally human touch, as well, and as I forgot to mention to him, today, his "Mama" would be proud of him: he is not only well-educated and an excellent English speaker, he is a gentleman, as well. We had a wonderful day.

Matt Howson

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/14

Great energy and enthusiasm. Incredibly knowledgeable about architecture history wine and food. Provided interesting details to each building. Adapted to the kids. Very flexible. A pleasure to be with. Matt howson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Matt, Thank you very much for your great comment, it has been a pleasure to read it and know you spent a great time with me. Say hallo to all your beautiful family. All the best Alessandro R.