Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cefalu-Italy by Tour Guide Josie N. (Guide #1111)


Ron Jablonski

Seattle, WA, United States
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Tour: #313007, Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/18

Josie provided an in-depth and animated tour of Palermo's highlights. She is very personable and was helpful even before the tour began.

John Burgard

United States
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Tour: Half Day Cefalù, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 12/18

Josie was our guide. She was great. The tour gets five stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, I had a very good time with both of you Arrivederci! Josie

Charles McVeigh

United Kingdom
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Tour: #313007, Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Robert Spinna

United States
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Tour: #313007, Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

“Josie is an unusually knowledgeable and experienced tour guide. She was an art history “professoressa” in Palermo, and she generously shared the depth and breadth of her expertise regarding the many masterpieces of art and architecture in Palermo and Monreale. She is also a warm and welcoming person and we thoroughly enjoyed her company.”

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert Thank you for your wonderful comment! I really spent an enjoyable day with you and hope to see you once again in the future.. Grazie mille and arrivederci!!! ��Josie

Terrie Clifford

United States
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Tour: #313007, Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

Dale King

Australia
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Tour: #313007, Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/18

I would recommend Josie to anyone visiting Palermo. She was a perfect guide for our trio, she altered the plan of our tour as Monreale was closed that morning for two weddings, so we walked the historic area of town first with minimal queuing time at the two main sites. She was informative with out being boring. She was aware of my husbands minor immobility needs and always knew where and when he could sit for a while as we wandered on with her. Bravissimo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dale What can I say? Sincerely It has been a pleasure for me to spend a day with all of you!! Grazie molte Best wishes Josie

Gary Silverman

United States
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Tour: #313007, Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

Josie is a wonderful tour guide. She is delightful, professional, extremely knowledgeable, and energetic. Josie gave us a special appreciation for Palermo and the wonderful things to see in and around the city. The depth of her knowledge is amazing. A guide like Josie turns a trip into an unforgettable experience. We give her the highest possible recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gary Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. It ‘s been a pleasure for me to spend a day with you and your wife. I really hope to see you again in the future I wish both of you all the best Josie

Brandon Green

DC, United States
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

There are tour guides and then there are historians and experts. Josie is the latter. She was tremendous, speaking in great detail about Palermo's buildings, and history. She was also patient and fun to spend time with. High recommend.

Christopher Beckman

United States
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Tour: #14000, Palermo Shore Excursion for Christopher Beckman, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 7/18

Hired Josie for a rather unorthodox excursion. The Gods must have been smiling on me that day as Josie was the perfect guide. I wanted to visit the Anchovy Museum in Aspra, and knew I needed a guide to help translate. Needless to say, the visit was a huge success, thanks in no small measure to Josie! Knowledgable, passionate, and sensitive to your needs and your desires, Josie is a true gem and guide extraordinaire!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris Thank you very much indeed for your fantastic comment. I spent an unforgettable day with you in the Anchovy museum. I hope to see you again in the future Best regards Giusi

Praveena Sarma

United States
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Tour: #4139, Segesta Erice and Trapani salt pans, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

This was an excellent tour and we thoroughly enjoyed our guide Josie. She was extremely knowledgable and informative. Our family , my husband, myself and our 2 teenage kids had a wonderful time on this tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Praveena Thank you so much for your kind comment.I spent an enjoyable day with you and your family. I wish you all the best and hope to meet you once again in the future Arrivederci Josie

Tari Autin

United States
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Tour: #4139, full day tour to Erice and Trapani for TARI AUTIN, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

Josie was very informative and extremely pleasant. She made our tour so enjoyable. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tari. I spent a very good time with you. I wish you all the best Arrivederci Josie

Judy K.

United States
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Tour: #3992, Private Sicily Tour: Segesta and Monreale for Judy KINGMAN, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 7/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much indeed Judy!!!

Geoffrey Tobias

United States
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Tour: #12133, Middle Ages and Renaissance in the charming "Kalsa"quarter of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

Josie was excellent 5/5. Interested, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, responsive, intelligent and highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Geoffrey,very kind of you!! I hope to see you once again in the future.. Kind regards

Amy Fleck

United States
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Tour: #4139, Segesta Erice and Trapani salt pans, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

Josie was fabulous!! The tour was awesome. We saw everything you would want to see and Josie knew about it all! She was warm and friendly and it was like having an old friend show us around town. We can't recommend it highly enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy,thank you very much for your wonderful comment.I really enjoyed the time that we spent together.. I wish you all the best..ciao!!!

Corey Mayo

United States
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Tour: Shore excursion Segesta and Erice, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 8/17

Would certainly take another tour with Josie. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our tour was a special day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Corey,thank you for your kind words.Unfortunately,it was impossible to see more of Segesta,because in those days,they decided to stop the access up to the theatre,because of a landslide on top of the hill. For security that area has been closed for a month. Best regards

Susie Barrington

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3985, Private tour Arab-Norman Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

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

Ricardo Alonso

United States
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Tour: #14000, Palermo Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

We had a great day in Palermo, our tour guide Josie was amazing and fun. She taught us so much and was very flexible with our schedule. I would highly recommend her. She was the best!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ricardo,thank you for your kind feedback.I really hope you spent an enjoyable time with me today.I hope to meet you again ...you never know!!! Ciao!! Josie

James Guess

United States
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Tour: #3992, Private Sicily Tour: Segesta and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

Super friendly, informative, answered all our questions and shared lunch with us. We had a great day touring with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James,I am so happy to read your wonderful review.I had a very good time with you and tried to share as much as possible..I am sure you noticed it! It is such a pleasure for me to see that you also enjoyed all your tour and that my suggestions helped you as well.Grazie! Many thanks and take care! Josie

Mike Prevoznak

United States
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Tour: #313007, Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

Great day with a knowledgeable, flexible, passionate, and affable guide. Perfetta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike,thank you for your kind words.I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the time we spent together.Grazie mille!! Best wishes,Josie

Ruben Garcia

United States
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Tour: #3985, Tour privado de Palermo y Monreale para Ruben y Rhina Garcia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

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 !!!

Charles Powell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/17

An exceptionally good tour. The guide was incredibly informative and completely professional. She knew a great deal and imparted information with charm and accuracy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Charles Thank you very much indeed!! It has been delightful for me to share the visit of Palermo with you.I really hope to meet you once again in the future and show you more of my island Kind regards Josie

Raul Aragon Gomez

Spain
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 10/16

An excellent tour, very competent guide and with a lot of knowledge. Perfect for our demands and congratulations to Josie. - Un recorrido excelente, la guia muy competente y con muchisimos conocimientos. Perfecto para nuestras exigencias y felicitaciones para Josie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Raul, fue un verdadero placer pasar algunas horas con Usted y con sus amigos. Espero que nos encontraremos otra vez. Un saludo cordial y arrivederci!!! Josie

Frank Boller

Switzerland
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

Josie is incredibly knowledgable and delivers the information in a very exciting and motivated way. A clear A+ - she makes you want to see more of Palermo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Frank Thank you so much!! I have spent a very pleasant afternoon with the five of you. You are wonderful people..I wish my clients were all like you... Arrivederci Josie

James Cohen

United States
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Tour: #3985, Private tour Arab-Norman PALERMO and Monrealef for James Francesca, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 31/16

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

Isadora Martins

Brazil
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bom dia Isadora Espero que Vocês gostarem a visita de Palermo que fizemos juntos.Si Você tiver a possibilidade de voltar para a Sicilia, poderíamos nos encontrar outra vez Um abraço Josie

Julie Raffkind

United States
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Tour: #4139, Segesta Erice and Trapani salt pans for Mrs Julie Raffkind, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/16

This was my second tour with Josie. We traveled from the monumental Greek temple at Segesta, to the historic town of Erice above Trapani. The outstanding view from the town's restaurant where we had local fish and couscous was an unforgettable experience. On to the salt beds with their accompanying windmills in Trapani. The drive back was beautiful as the sea and villages spread out in front of us. One of the best tours & tour guides I've had. Highly recommend Josie! She was like a great friend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julie Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I spent a real enjoyable moment with you that day. Come back , if you can!! I wish you all the best CIAO Josie

Julie Raffkind

United States
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Tour: #3985, Private tour of Arab-Norman Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/16

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)

John Bridle

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/16

A wonderful enthusiastic and knowledgable guide. Josie is quite simply a delight to be with and to learn from. Cannot recommend too highly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John Thank you for your comment.I really enjoyed the time that we spent together in Palermo.I wish you all the best and hope to see you back here! Kind regards Josie

Melody Lombardo

United States
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Tour: #3992, Private Sicily Tour: Segesta and Monreale for Mrs Melody Lombardo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/16

Martha K.

United States
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Tour: #3985, Private tour of Arab-Norman Palermo for Mrs Martha Kemp, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 2/15

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!

Richard G.

Canada
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Tour: Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Nov 12/15

Great tour by knowledgable guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard! It was my pleasure meeting all of you CIAO!! Josie

Howard Gold

United States
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Tour: #4139, Segesta Erice and Trapani salt pans, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/15

Great tour. Josie was terrific in all respects.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Howard I spent an enjoyable day with you.Thank you for your nice comment. I wish you all the best and...ARRIVEDERCI!! Josie

Salvatore Falco

United States
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Tour: #14000, Palermo Shore Excursion for Mr Salvatore Falco, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/15

Just want to comment on the great experience I had with Josie , on my recent trip to Palermo. Josie was right on time to pick us up. She then took us to Camporeale, where she helped in locating my parents records. When we were told we needed to have had to filled formed she convinced them to take care of everything right then. She then helped to located the homes where my parents were born. my daughter commented that she had learned a semester worth of history in the 7 hours we spent with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sal Thank you for your wonderful comment. I really spent an enjoyable day with you. I will do my best to send you as soon as possible all informations I can get from the records office of Casteldaccia ARRIVEDERCI!!! Josie

Deborah Waller

United States
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Tour: #11993, The splendours of Cefalu for Mrs Deborah Waller, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/15

We were absolutely pleased with the tour of Cefalu with Josie. She is extremely knowledgeable of the area and culture. Josie went out of her way to make accommodations to find information about my mother's family at the government offices. She was an outstanding guide and we would recommend her to everyone wanting a great experience in Sicily.

Deborah Waller

United States
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Tour: #14000, Palermo Shore Excursion for Mrs Deborah Waller, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/15

The Palermo Excursion was more than we could have hoped for. Josie is so knowledgeable of the area and all of the wonderful things to do and see in Palermo. We were especially impressed that she went out of her way to point out places that we could also do on our own after the tour, which we did. We learned so much about Palermo and Sicily's history from Josie. Excellent guide and tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Deborah Thank you for your nice comment. I really spent two enjoyable days with you and your mom. I was also very happy for you both to have found your family records in Cefalù I hope to see you once again in Sicily. ARRIVEDERCI!!!! Josie

Katherinep Mims

United States
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Tour: #3985, Private tour of Arab-Norman Palermo for Mike Mims, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 23/15

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

Jon Jeppson

United States
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Tour: #14000, Palermo Shore Excursion for Mrs Jennifer West customers, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/15

Josie was terrific! Spoke good English and was very knowledgable about Palermo and its history. I would recommend her to everyone considering an excursion to Palermo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jon, Hi Jennifer Thank you for your comment. I really spent an enjoyable moment with you. I hope you will keep beautiful memories about me and our trip. Definitely I will!! Josie

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #11993, The splendours of Cefalù, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 24/15

Josie provided us with an excellent tour of Cefalu, even though we were dodging rain showered. She provided us with a lot of history about the city and its Cathedral, as well as about Palermo and Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda Thank you for your nice comment! I spent a delightful moment with you both! I wish you all the best Josie

Lynn G.

Sarasot, FL, United States
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Tour: #3789, Baroque in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 25/14

An excellent 4 hour tour. We drove through Palermo, which is a small yet very sophisticated and chic city; passed by the great big, (huge) beautiful opera house and on to a very pleasant surprise, but as planned, the Cathedral Monreale. Josie knows this place in GREAT DETAIL. It is truly spectacular; one of the great wonders of the world, and soon to be considered a World Heritage Site. Nothing compares to this cathedral's interior, and we had an excellent guide to boot!

Harry Walsh

United States
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Tour: #14000, Trapani -Palermo Shore Excursion for Mr Harry Walsh, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 4/14

Josie did an excellent job. Very knowledgeable and very personable. We had a fabulous time with Josie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Harry!! I spent a wonderful day with you.I really hope you will come back one day ...CIAO!!!!

Pamela Palmore

United States
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Tour: #3985, Private tour of Arab-Norman Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/14

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.

Susan Casamassima

United States
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour and Monreale for Susan Casamassima, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/14

My wife and I had a walking tour of Palermo and a drive to and tour of Monreale. We rate Josie as a five star guide. we are experienced travelers and have used many guides. Jose is one of the best. She has an immense knowledge of the culture and history of Palermo, combined with an understanding of present day life in the city. If you want to know and and understand the city, as best as a traveler can understand such a complex city, and have fun, use Josie. And, as a bonus, she is a very nice person.

Adrianna P.

Mexico
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Tour: #3789, Baroque in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 6/14

Josie is a fantastic guide! She knows so much about culture, history and art that our visit to Palermo turned out to be so much more than we expected. She has excellent communication skills, she made our day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Adrianna Thank you for your nice comment! I really spent an enjoyable moment with you both. I hope to see you once again in the future .You never know!!! Hasta la proxima...Josie

Chris Mansour

United States
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 15/13

Josie showed us an amazing time! She met us at our ship the day we arrived and prepared an amazing 4 hour tour of Palermo. Not only did she take us to the places we requested, she also took us to places that we had no idea existed. We really felt like we got a "behind the scenes tour" of Palermo and she provided us with great dining recommendations as well. We strongly recommend Josie and hope to use her again in the future

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Chris Thank you so much for your nice comment.I really spent a very good time with you around Palermo and hope to hear from you in the future.Try to come back and see more of Sicily... GRAZIE!!! CIAO Giusi

Carl Pennella

United States
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Tour: #4139, Segesta Erice and Trapani salt pans, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 14/13

What a wonderful time we had in Trapani and the surrounding areas with Josie. Her vibrant personality, knowledge of her Sicilian history and heritage make her the number one choice for touring Sicily. We are going back and no doubt will call upon Tours by Locals to hook us up with Josie. She made this day one we will always remember and talk about in years to come. Thanks you, Josie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carl! I had a wonderful time with you and your friends.I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed so much,our day together. I wish you all the best. Merry Christmas and very very Happy New Year!! Ciao Josie

Lori Eliassen

United States
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Tour: Catacombs of Palermo, Erice, salt pans of Trapani, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Aug 27/13

Josie was a superb tour guide! Not only was she fun to be around, but extremely knowledgable about the history of Palermo (and Italy in general). She was able to meet my expectations of a customized day tour and surpassed the 'expert' tour guide I was hoping to get!! Thank you Josie for a spectacular day, I truly enjoyed the tour and learned so much from you!!! Lori E

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lori How nice to meet you and your cousin! I spent a very enjoyable day with both of you and I think we really had lot of fun.You are a very sweet person and I wish you a happy and healthy life. CIAO!!! Josie

Royce Alsop

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #14000, Palermo-Bagheria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 14/13

Josie was excellent! We have used several private guides over the years and Josie was definitely one of the best! She was quite enjoyable, very flexible, and outstanding to work with in every way. Without a doubt, we would book her again, and recommend her without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Royce Thank you so much for your nice comment. I really spent an enjoyable day with you and your family. I felt very happy to take you around Bagheria and find what you were looking for.I wish you all the best and hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely Josie

Jon L.

Dorena, OR, United States
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Tour: #12128, Palermo old city walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/13

My fellow tour participants wanted to tip ME for arranging such a fabulous tour guide! Doesn't that say it all? Josie was a wealth of knowledge and provided it with such passion and enthusiasm. Palermo, after all, is her home! History, architecture, trivia, religious and political intrigue - - she knew and shared it all. She made Palermo important, not just another cruise port. Though my legs were a bit tired at the end of the day, I couldn't have enjoyed the tour more. Thanks, Josie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon! It is such a pleasure to know that you all enjoyed our walking tour of Palermo. I really tried to share with you as much as poossible of my knowledge and passion for my city.I wish you all the best!! Arrivederci Josie

Gillian Tso

Hong Kong
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Tour: #3985, Private tour of Arab-Norman Palermo-tour to Syracuse- Agrigento, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 28/12

Sharon Mathisen

United States
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Tour: #3992, Private Sicily Tour: Segesta and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/12

Josie's tour was exceptional. She is so knowledgeable about her country, heritage, places, events, history that it is mind boggling. We could have spent 2 or 3 days with her if we had the time. She was attentive to our needs, with one person having difficulty walking steps and hills, and gave us plenty of time to look. I have a notebook full of notes, so I do not forget the experience and exactly what we saw. She is very professional, and was able to communicate well in English. Fond memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sharon Thank you for your comment.I really hope that you spent a very enjoyable day with me; I did.I wish both of you all the best and hope to hear from you again in the future Arrivederci!

Joseph Nicosia

United States
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Tour: Private tour for Joseph Nicosia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 3/12

Josie was wonderful. She is very personable and knowledgeable and exceeded our expectations. We traveled from Palermo to San Cataldo to search records of my fathers family. She convinced the authorities to open their old records even though they were reluctant and through her charm and persistence we were able to get the information we sought and other information about the family. We highly recommend Josie and would absolutly use her services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet and Joe Thank you very much for your rating and wonderful comment! I spent an enjoyable day with you and felt very happy after I found for you that old record regarding your grand father, Joe! I really hope to see you again .... GRAZIE and best wishes to you and your family.

Eugene Marsiglia

United States
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Tour: #11993, The splendours of Cefalù, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/12

Josie was very prompt, very informative and gave us a super tour of Cefalu. We enjoyed the tour immensely and would highly recommend her again to our family and friends. Five stars plus and a tremendous thanks to a very special person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eugene and Rita I would like to thank you for such a wonderful comment about me and the pleasant day that we spent together.I sincerely enjoyed being your guide. I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Josie

MIchael Drury

United Kingdom
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Tour: #4139, Segesta Erice and Trapani salt pans, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 21/11

Josie (Giusi) is a truly excellent guide bringing to life not only the objects and places visited but also putting them in their historical and political context. Her comprehensive historical knowledge, not just of Sicily and Italy -but of wider events in western Europe, was such that Segesta was quite simply brought into the 21st century. Just as importantly she is also great fun and great company who engaged with us in a way that meant we left our day refereshed and invogorated. A great day: many thanks

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

MIchael Drury

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3985, Private tour of Arab-Norman Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 18/11

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

Kristy Mollica

United Kingdom
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Tour: #4139, Segesta Erice and Trapani salt pans, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/10

My tour with Josie was incredible! She is such a warm and friendly person and on top of all this really knows her stuff. Erice was beautiful and everybody there knows her which is lovely as I felt really at home and like I was amoung friends. Segesta was incredible and she even asked the bus driver to stop halfway down the hill for a brilliant photograph. She also introduced me to the beautiful local dog who likes to share her lunch. A wonderful day exploring and learning all about this magical place!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kristy. I really spent an enjoyable day with you.I hope to see you again in the future and I wish you all the best! CIAO !! Josie

Nicholas Poulos

United States
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Tour: #3992, Private Sicily Tour: Segesta and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/10

Josie was great. She is very energetic and knowledgeable. The cathedral at Monreale is a must see. My wife and I felt that it was even more beautiful than St. Peter's in Rome. Words can not describe the splendor of the mosaics that literally adorn the entire church. You truly feel that you have entered paradise. This in combination with the Greek temple at Segesta made for a very special day. Highly recommend this tour.

Robin Tracey

United States
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Tour: #3789, Baroque in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/10

Josie was amazing. Such a weath of Knowledge. The tour was one of the best we had ever been on and many of us on the tour(9) have had the opportunity to travel a bit. We could have never seen found or been to the places on time without Josie. And she just knew so much about each site we visited. Highly recommend. Great way to see Palermo in a short time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really hope to give many other friendly and nice people as you are, the opportunity of enjoying my amazing and exciting city.Thank you!! Josie