Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Palermo Italy by Tour Guide Anita (Guide #1650)


James Petura

Canada
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Tour: #6802, Palermo by night, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Anita has such depth in her history and architecture presentations. It was a walk through history which we very much enjoyed and gave us a new perspective on Sicily and Palermo . It's obvious she loves this country and city. Grazie Mille Anita.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, thanks so much for your kind words. I enjoyed our stroll through the historic city centre of Palermo too. And we were so incredibly lucky after the rain of two days ago that we had such a wonderful weather! I wish you a wonderful stay in Italy, tomorrow in Naples and then in Venice. Hopefully we will meet one day again. Thanks again for everything! Anita

Robert Curran

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/17

We had a fantastic morning with Anita. She is a very knowledgable guide who gave us some fascinating information about Palermo, its buildings and its history. We could recommend Anita as a guide without hesitation.

Mark Holloway

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/17

Anita is a brilliant guide. Her love of Sicily and huge knowledge of the island's history make her perfectly qualified for this role. Her introduction to Palermo gave a clear picture of the city's complicated history and took us from street food snacks in the old market to the glories of the Palatinate Chapel. The whole tour had a coherent narrative and structure that ensured we learned a massive amount in a short time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thanks a lot for your kind words. I really enjoyed having been with you!

William J L James

France
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Tour: Highlights of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 5/17

Five stars out of five really does not do justice to her professionalism, her breadth of knowledge and the skill which she put into organising a tour for somebody with mobility problems in such a way that nothing was missed out. The charm and willingness which she put into all she did make Anita one of the best tour guides I have come across in many years of experience. No praise is too high!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, how kind you are! Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

Gerald Fleury

Torrance, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: Highlights of Agrigento, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 5/17

We hired Anita to guide and educate six of us on the history of Agrigento, Palermo and Monreale sites. We found Anita to be expert in her subject matter, which was conveyed in an understandable and interesting way although as with any culture the history is quite complex. Her knowledge of architecture and other historical related cultural components is amazing. She is a very personal, charming, beautiful and intelligent woman who can talk extensively and comprehensively on many subjects. For example,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry, thanks sooo... much for your nice words! We had a wonderful time together which I will never forget. All of you were so incredibly kind and such a good company. I wish you all the very best and hope that we will meet one time again. Until then: Take care!

Gerald Fleury

Torrance, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 4/17

We hired Anita to guide and educate six of us on the history of Agrigento, Palermo and Monreale sites. We found Anita to be expert in her subject matter, which was conveyed in an understandable and interesting way although as with any culture the history is quite complex. Her knowledge of architecture and other historical related cultural components is amazing. She is a very personal, charming, beautiful and intelligent woman who can talk extensively and comprehensively on many subjects. For example,

David Decker

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/17

Excellent service, able to handle a large group, Very happy with Anita!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, thanks so much for your kind words!!!! Hugs and kisses, Anita

Robert Meloury

Australia
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

What an amazing tour guide. Friendly, attentive, informative, passionate, knowledgeable. At the end of our holiday we were a little tired, Anita listened to us and our needs and tailored a tour to show us many highlights, historical, markets,food stops and rest stops :) that highlighted the BEST Palermo had to show. Anita is a real asset to the tour industry of Sicily. With a wonderful, warm and light hearted personality we were delighted with our tour, we can't thank you enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob, thanks so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure having been with you. I hope to meet you all one day again. All the very best, kindest regards to everybody and keep in touch. Anita

Joe Grispo

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Monreale and Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 8/16

Anita was an extremely competent and knowledgeable guide with extensive historical knowledge on not only Sicily but art and religion. Additionally Anita was fun to be around and we enjoyed her company as she helped us navigate the congested streets of Palermo .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Joe, thanks so much for your wonderful review! I enjoyed a lot having been with you and your friends. All the very best for you and hopefully we will meet again!

Gianmaria Delzanno

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/16

Anita was extraordinary. She has an incredible knowledge of history and of the city of Palermo. She guided us through the most fascinating parts of the city including churches, markets and buildings, she showed us places where people play music and sing beautiful Sicilian music and songs and gave us an in depth description not only of how people live today in the city but how the city life has been shaped by thousands of years ofhistory during which Palermo and Sicily where the center of the Mediterranean

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gianmaria, thanks so much for your kind words! It really was a nice afternoon...

John Hayes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/16

Anita was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgable about a whole range of matters relating to Sicily as a whole and Palermo in particular. She offered us choices and accommodated our needs. Most especially she was very pleasant company and we all enjoyed and benefited from our tour. It was a very good introduction to Palermo's historic city centre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thanks so much for your kind words!

Victor Arrington

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/16

Anita did a terrific job and I will definitely use her next time in Palermo and encourage others to do so.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, dear Vic!

Jack Vincent

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/15

highly informative guide pleasing personality would have wasted a lot of time if we had not had this guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks sooo... much for your kind words!

Selina Cha

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 7/15

Extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable.

Brian Hellyer

Canada
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 24/15

Anita was very personable, is fluent in English and very passionate about sharing her incredibly comprehensive and deep knowledge of Sicilian history, culture and the sights that she showed us. The personal contacts she'd pre-arranged details with, and the favourite spots she picked to pause for refreshments added further value to what was a very enjoyable and educational day!

Dale Pettigrew

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/14

One of the best tours we have ever taken. Anita is very knowledgeable a delight to be with and it is clear well known and respected by her fellow guides. We cannot recommended her too highly. Simply the best!

Susan Wilson

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Monreale and Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 24/13

Anita gave our group of 6 a fabulous tour. We learned so much about the history of Palermo. She helped us sample some "typical" food during our tour of the food market...what a treat. We would never have done that on our own. She took us through back roads and really gave us a feel for the old and new Palermo. Highly recommend her for a guide as she is so knowledgeable and passionate about the history.

Mary VonWaldner

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Monreale and Segesta, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 19/13

Anita was amazing! The tour of the cathedral at Monreale was very informative. I never would have gotten so much out of it without Anita's wealth of knowledge of history, religion, and architecture. She personalized the tour to our needs. I highly recommend her!

Nicolo Schittone

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Monreale and Segesta, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jul 3/13

Anita was simply fantastic! She was knowledgeable and passionate about the sites we visited. She made our tour a memorable experience and look forward to requesting her again when we plan our next trip to Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nick, thanks so much for your nice review! Give my kindest regards to your family. Un abbraccio, Anita

William Northrup

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 10/12

Anita was fantastic. Her local knowledge of history, architecture and culture was terrific. The tour was everything we hoped for and then some! She is personable, energentic and clearyly she enjoys what she is doing. We would love to have her as aguide in any city that we visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Northrup, thank you so much for your nice comment!!! It was really a pleasure to discover we you and your wife Palermo. And what a surprise to see you the next day in Segesta... All the very best for your too!!! Kind regards, Anita

Lynn Polito

United States
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Tour: Scenic Palermo, Monte Pellegrino and Mondello, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 16/12

We had the most remarkable day of our lives with Anita. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a great love for Sicily and works hard to give her guests extraordinary experiences. Anita planned a tour to Termini-Imerese, the town my husband's family came from over 100 years ago. We wanted to see the town, but had no hope of finding family. But Anita was determined and with help from the local police, we met my husband's cousin and visited his father's house. A family is reunited. Thank you Anita!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn, thank you so much! It was also for me a wonderful experience which I will never forget!!!

Doris Todd

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/11

Anita was OUTSTANDING!She greeted my group of 14 travelers on the pier where she had arranged for taxis to take us to our starting point in Palermo. Anita is very fluent in English, very gracious to everyone, patient with their questions and considerate of those who move more slowly than others. In the middle of our tour Palermo had a torrential downpour (very unususal for Palermo), but no one turned back. We were so impressed with her knowledge and her communication skill. She is an abosolute winner!

Alfredo Bracamonte

United States
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Tour: Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Aug 25/11

We were very fortunate to have Anita as our tour guide in Sicily. Our family was a multilingual group in Spanish and English and Anita did an excellent job coping with the multiple languages. She is very knowledgeable, charismatic and detailed. Her explanations of the different historic sites was superb. Her expertise in the history of the area was almost overwhelming. Anita is uniquely skilled in her ability to share her years of study and stay focused on making the most out of the small amount of time.

Steven McKay

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 19/10

Bianca was wonderful. Her knowledge was encyclopedic!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Bianca substituted for Anita with the agreement of Mr. McKay. We're happy to report that Bianca is now a guide on ToursByLocals.

Kristy Mollica

United Kingdom
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Tour: Sicilian Customs and Traditions in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 18/10

Anita was a fabulous tour guide! She tailor made my tour to suit me as the day went along and she learned more about me and what I like to see and do. She also gave me lots of advice on other things to see. She is such a genuine, warm and lovely person and really knows her stuff. She also made me laugh and was so very kind. I strongly recommend a tour with Anita - not just because she showed me where to find the best Arancini in town but because she is passionate and that makes all the difference! Wonderful

David Lustbader

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/10

Anita was not available so she had her tour guide colleague Bianca give us our tour. Bianca's English was perfect and she has a good sense of humor. She is extremely well educated and answered all of our questions, which was not always easy, as our group had 4 professional people including 2 lawyers asking very detailed inquiries. She presented the information extremely well. She was alert to groups needs, entertaining, amazing stamina and genuinely concerned that our group had a worthwhile tour.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Bianca gave the tour with the customers approval beforehand. Bianca is an licensed guide and will be joining ToursByLocals shortly.

Nicholas Poulos

United States
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Tour: #6804, Palermo's History of Art, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/10

Anita's knowledge of art history is encyclopedic. Not only did we learn about the specific works housed in the museum we went to, but she put the pieces into a larger context of the different art movements of Western Civilization. Unbelievable. She is one of the nicest people we've met while travelling and enjoyed an authentic Palermo lunch with great people watching. My wife and I highly recommend Anita. In fact we loved her so much we actually did TWO tours with her and plan to use her when we return.

Nicholas Poulos

United States
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Tour: #6800, Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/10

My wife and I loved Anita so much we actually took TWO tours with her. Her English is perfect. The walking tour of Palermo is a must. What an unbelievable way to experience the treasures of the Palatine Chapel and the craziness of the Ballaro market. By the end of our stay, we had fallen in love with Palermo in large part due to Anita. We highly recommend her and look forward to future tours with her.