Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Palermo-Italy by Tour Guide Bianca D. (Guide #2266)


Jane Giudici Shaw

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

Fabulous 1st day on Sicily tour with Bianca. She was very informative and delightful to talk to. Bianca gave us the history of Sicily and lots of information that will make our stay much more enjoyable. I learned about the culture of the island and how the mixture of cultures creating this wonderful atmosphere. There is no better place to start your trip than with this tour that will provide you with so much history about the Sicilian people and architecture. I would recommend this tour to everyone !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane and John ! it has been a pleasure to meet you. Your enthusiasm has made my job easier. Thanks for appreciating the culture of my island. I wish you a very nice stay in Sicily. Best regards Bianca

Miriam R.

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

Bianca conducted an excellent tour hitting all the highlights.

John Burghard

United States
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Tour: #156851, Palermo and Monreale tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Bianca was very informative and knowledgeable during our tour

Joseph O'Connor

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Our tour of Palermo with Bianca on September 28, 2019 was excellent (five stars)! She took us to the key attractions of Palermo in four hours and gave us many valuable insights. She is very knowledgeable about Palermo and a great guide for those new to the city! Please extend our thanks to Bianca for making Palermo a memorable stop on our 32-day tour of Italy! Best regards,

Christian R.

Switzerland
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Tour: #56987, From the Normans to the Spaniards, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 20/19

Quelle magnifique journée de visite nous avons passée avec Bianca ! L'amateur d'art et d'histoire ne peut rêver mieux pour approcher les trésors de Palerme. Les explications sont exhaustives, toujours pertinentes et de haut niveau. Et le tout dans une atmosphère décontractée idéale. A recommander absolument.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci infiniment. Mon entohousiasme ne peut qu'augmenter quand on a la chance de guider des visiteurs passionnés comme vous. J'espère que voua avez pu profiter au mieux de votre dimanche. Au revoir et, éventuellement , à la prochaine fois.

Nico H.

Germany
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

Bianca is a highly professional and knowledgeable guide. Not too much and not too little information. Well presented and able to adjust to the level of complexity required. No regrets. Nico, Hamburg

Claudia Minadeo-Fox

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Bianca , was very knowledgeable . We enjoyed seeing the top sites in the old city central of Palermo .

Robin Kessler

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

Bianca was the best! Very knowledgeable Enjoyed the morning

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robin, thank you for your rating. It was a pleasure to meet you. I hope you enjoyed your stay at Club Med. Bye Bianca

Suzanne Fusco

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

What a perfect way to discover Palermo for our family of six! Bianca is amazing and has such a thorough knowledge of the city. She guides you easily throughout the streets to point out all the highlights (including a rooftop view), plus the tucked away spots! During a mid-morning break for a cappuccino, we so enjoyed visiting with her about current lifestyle of the city. A visit to the marketplace was our favorite! Have street food for lunch....it's delicious! We highly recommend this tour with Bianca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzanne, thank you very much for your rating. It has been a pleasure to meet you and your family. I hope you enjoyed the trip around Sicily and Alyssa feels well. Bye bye

Willem Arriens

Netherlands
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Bianca is top. 5 out of 5. She is the very best. Very professional and knowlegable. It was the perfect tour and we would recommend her to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hoi Willem, Veel dank ! Ik hoop dat U een prettig verblijf op het eiland hebt doorgebracht. Groeten

Marcy Levine

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

Bianca was very knowledgeable and articulate in her explanations. She is warm and very engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

Sherry Frenzel

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Bianca has an extraordinary knowledge base about Palermo with respect to its history, religion, architecture and culture. She readily shared that with us which made our tour exceptional. She is an outstanding professional tour guide which made out time together very special.

Brian Jenkins

United States
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Tour: Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Dec 31/18

Alison Rourke

Australia
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Tour: #183529, A 2 hours walk in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

Bianca is an excellent, highly knowledgeable guide. Her English is fantastic and she is able to convey a large amount of history and culture in a short period of time. I highly recommend her and would definitely use her again if I had the chance to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alison, thank you so much and thanks again for visiting Sicily. Heartful greetings Bianca

Sandie Cohen

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Our tour, "Jewish Culture in Palermo", was simply wonderful. Our visit to the future synagogue in Palermo was the highlight, and we are thankful that our guide, Bianca, was able to coordinate this and include it on our tour. Bianca was lovely, smart, professional, and cordial, and we are grateful for having found Bianca and this tour. We highly recommend this 5-Star tour of Jewish Culture in Palermo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandie and friends, thank you so much for the rating. It has been a pleasure to share my enthusiasm with all of you. I hope you could visit the miqweh in Syracuse and that the rest of your tour has been sunny. Heartily greetings. Bianca

John Anzalone

United States
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Tour: #156851, Palermo and Monreale walking tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Bianca was truly amazing. She is very personable, she went out of her way to help us locate our distant relatives in San Cataldo. She even extended assistance for us for the future to help us navigate the Italian local government in finding our ancestors. She is very knowledgeable about the history of Sicily and was able to answer all of our questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Linda and John, thank you so much for your rating. You are all lovely persons. I hope I can help you more in the future to find out your ancestors. Heartful greetings Bianca

Joseph DeStefano

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Bianca was excellent. So knowledgeable. She was 5 out of 5 stars!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Joseph, thank you very much for your rating and for visiting Sicily Heartful greetings Bianca

Anne Maesaka

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo and more, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Bianca was an amazing tour guide. If I could give her more stars I would. She designed a special tour for us as we wanted to go to some additional places that were not included in some of the tours. She was right on time, very knowledgable, took us everywhere we wanted to go and even found a shoe store for my husband when his shoelace broke on his shoes. I have used Toursbylocals in the past and always been very satisfied, this time was no different. Five stars for Bianca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you vety much. Happy that you appreciated. Warmly, Bianca.

Betty Stephenson

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

Excellent day in Palermo. Very knowledgeable guide. Pleasant and personable. Highly recommend.

Marion Phillips

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Bianca was great! We had requested a mix of history, art Mafia and food! Not too easy! She covered it all and more, making it fun and interesting!

Geoffrey Tobias

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

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

Tim Santana

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

We spent a great afternoon with Bianca touring the old town area of Palermo. We had a nice leisurely walking tour and got to see the real Palermo. I would certainly use Bianca again and would recommend her to anyone who wants a tour of Palermo's old town area..

Sophia Berger

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Bianca was phenomenal & made the history come alive. She was incredibly knowledgeable about not only Palermo but any question we had from our various Italian travels (and connected us to another guide with specific knowledge for another location we're visiting later in our trip). To top it off, she was super accommodating about our last-minute request for a tour even though she had other plans earlier in the day. Bianca, thanks so much for a wonderful afternoon!

Julia M.

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Jenifer Fenton

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Bianca was so helpful and very knowledgeable. She was very prompt with communication even when we were late into Palermo. She customized the walking tour to our interests. Thank you!

Paul Walk

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

Bianca was excellent!!! Awesome knowledge of the subject!! Highly recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul, thank you very much. I hope all was well with your stay in Cefalù and hope you will come back one day to visit the eastern part of Sicily. Best wishes Bianca

Kay Parker

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

Bianca really knows the history of Palermo. She is very progressional and friendly at the same time. We saw the best of Palermo with precision. Bianca taught us so much about life in Palermo through the years. She is a stellar tour guide. It was fantastic to watch Bianca invite us into a magnificent adventure in Palermo. I will call her again on our next visit. When we finished the tour I felt like I hadn't just seen something, but I know something. Palermo comes alive with Bianca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Excuse me for responding late. I thank you very much and it has been a pleasure to share my enthusiasm with very interested and educated travellers. I hope your return has been pleasant and meet you again in Sicily with a tailor made tour. Arrivederci Bianca

Martin Brodigan

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/17

Great tour, Bianca has a great knowledge of Palermo and can make the sites come alive. Would highly recomend her if you really want to get to know the history of Palermo

James Murphy

United States
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Tour: #183529, a 2 hours walking in town, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

Bianca exceeded expectations. In 30 years of sightseeing in Europe I have never encountered such a thoroughly knowledgeable guide. Her mastery of Sicilian history, art, architecture, botany, and cuisine was extraordinary. As a classical scholar, I can attest to her ability to translate the Greek and Latin inscriptions in the cathedrals. She also explained the Christian and Islamic iconography in the churches we visited. She is also a very pleasant person who is willing to customize your tour as you wish.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy that you enjoyed the tour and thank you very much for the compliments. It was easier for me to guide both of you scholars and share your enthusiasm. I hope you will retain a nice memory of Sicily. Best regards Bianca

James Murphy

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

Bianca exceeded expectations. In 30 years of sightseeing in Europe I have never encountered such a thoroughly knowledgeable guide. Her mastery of Sicilian history, art, architecture, botany, and cuisine was extraordinary. As a classical scholar, I can attest to her ability to translate the Greek and Latin inscriptions in the cathedrals. She also explained the Christian and Islamic iconography in the churches we visited. She is also a very pleasant person who is willing to customize your tour as you wish.


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