Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Palermo-Italy by Tour Guide Giorgio C. (Guide #28386)


Gwenda Sullivan

Australia
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Tour: #428718, Monreale and Capuchin Catacombs, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

We had a wonderful 1 and 1/2 days with Giorgio in Sicily. He was very interesting and had amazing knowledge of Sicily and its history. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone contemplating tours of Palermo and its surrounds. Well done Georgio!, we loved our time with you.

Gwenda Sullivan

Australia
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Tour: #428764, Pearls of western Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

We had a wonderful 1 and 1/2 days with Giorgio in Sicily. He was very interesting and had amazing knowledge of Sicily and its history. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone contemplating tours of Palermo and its surrounds. Well done Georgio!, we loved our time with you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Gwenda for your kind words. I hope to see you once again in Sicily soon! All the best Giorgio

Michael Histand

United States
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Tour: Roman Villa del Casale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 27/19

Giorgio Calo was a fine guide in every way. He was punctual, a careful driver and a font of valuable information about Sicily and our destination Roman Villa Casale. We talked for about 6 hours ranging from the geography and archeology of Sicily to current social issues. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Michael, we had great time together! Ciao! Giorgio

Ines Knab

United States
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Tour: #428764, Pearls of western Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

Giorgio knows the history of his beloved island and inserts anecdotes and little stories that give you a real appreciation for the countryside. For instance, knowing we were Americans, he included a small history of the Allied invasion of Sicily during World War II and recommended looking at the photographs of Robert Capa and told us of the museum in Catania dedicated to that event (we were heading there next). There were many of these little nuggets of local culture that made the places come alive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ines, I am glad you appreciated my efforts in making your experience unique! I hope to see you soon back in Sicily, all the best Giorgio

Ines Knab

United States
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Tour: Monreale and Cefal├╣ private tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 5/19

We were so lucky to have Giorgio as our first guide when we landed in Palermo. He took us through Monreale and Cefalu and gave us such an excellent grounding in the history of Sicily that from that point on, it gave us a great basis for all out other tours and visits throughout our stay in Sicily. We could look at the architecture and recognize the Arab influence and it's subsequent change by the Normans. He was professional, knowledgeable, encouraged questions and was fun to be with. I highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Ines! It has been my great pleasure to meet your family! Ciao! Giorgio

John Burghard

United States
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Tour: #428775, Sicily, Magna Graecia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

John Burghard

United States
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Tour: #428764, Pearls of western Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Giorgio was super flexible and friendly. He made our tour wonderful with his pearls of knowledge and information about the area. He had great suggestions for options to enhance our experience. He kept our attention and made our time very interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John It has been a great pleasure to meet you! I hope to see you soon back in Sicily! Best regards Giorgio

Andrew Bobby

United States
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Tour: #428775, Sicily, Magna Graecia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Best tour guide ever! We have taken many trips and cruises and Giorgio is by far the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Andy! It has been great to meet you, Best regards Giorgio

Andrew Bobby

United States
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Tour: #437465, Gems of Madonie: Sea and Mountains, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Giorgio was extremely knowledgeable, compassionate regarding my disability, passionate about Sicily and a great companion to our group. He is the best tour guide we have had and we travel extensively.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had great time together! Please say hello to all of your family Ciao Giorgio

Andrew Bobby

United States
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Tour: #437465, Gems of Madonie: Sea and Mountains, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Giorgio was fantastic. His knowledge is vast and his suggestions are wonderful. He is flexible and accommodating. I am handicapped and he always got us as close as possible. He helped us find my Papa's birth record and obtained a copy of his birth certificate. He is the BEST tour guide we have ever used.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, it is always my great pleasure to help my guests to find their Sicilian roots. You did it! Ciao Giorgio

James Turner

United States
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Tour: #428764, Pearls of western Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Giorgio was great, informative, accomidating, and very helpful.,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim! It has been my great pleasure to meet all of your party! Ciao! Giorgio

Michael S.

United States
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Tour: #428718, A glimpse to Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Pamela Blackstone

United States
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Tour: #428764, A glimpse of Western Sicily, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

He was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would definitely book with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Pamela It has been a great pleasure to meet you! I hope to see you soon back in Sicily Ciao! Giorgio

Gary M.

United States
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Tour: Sicily, a world heritage, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 19/19

We had the good fortune to have Giorgio Calo as our guide and driver for six days in Sicily. He is a fount of knowledge on history, archeology, and geography. His knowledge of Sicily goes well beyond history; on short notice he arranged a wonderful lunch and wine tasting. Giorgio's command of English is excellent; he even picked up on some of our slang words, such as boondocks, and used it the next day. Having a fully licensed guide was invaluable. It's very apparent he loves his Sicily and wants you too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Gary for your kind words. We had a delightful week together. Please say hello to all of your party, All the very best Giorgio

Christopher Bolling

United States
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Tour: Valley of the Temples and Roman Villa del Casale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 17/19

Giorgio is a fabulous tour guide. He adjusted our tour to accommodate our desired itinerary and exceeded our expectations. He was amazingly knowledgeable about our destinations, Agrigento's Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale. We had a wonderful time with him. Just perfect!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris! We had great time and I hope to see you once again in Sicily in the next future! Giorgio

Concepcion Simo Herrero

Philippines
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Tour: #428764, Pearls of western Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Giorgio was not only a pleasant guide but he was very accommodating. His transportation was clean and very comfortable especially for me and my friends who are in our senior years. It is very important for me to say this of Giorgio and that he was not only knowledgeable but passionate. His love for Sicily was transparent and infectious. And unlike many guides, Giorgio did not time us like a clock! Thank you for a wonderful day Giorgio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for you kind words, it has been a great pleasure to guide you in my beautiful country. All the best Giorgio

Dorothy H.

London, United Kingdom
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Tour: Roman Villa del Casale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 20/19

Giorgio drove us on a four hour round trip to Villa Romana del Casale. We spoke throughout the trip and learned a lot about Sicily. He escorted us through the Villa expertly. It was a pleasure to spend time with this articulate, informative guide. Thank you Giorgio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review. It has been my great pleasure to guide your family in Sicily. Kind regards Giorgio

Denny Wright

United States
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Tour: transfertopalermoviaagrigentomonrealeerice, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 15/19

We have used several tours by locals, but Giorgio is far and away the best. We were with him on two separate days. Day one was Catania to Palermo with a stop in Agregento. His knowledge and ability to relate were outstanding. Second day was to Monreale and Erice. He was able to bring the church to life in Monreale and made walking through Erice a pleasure. Our conversations on the drives certainly made Sicilian history relatable and also even entertaining. His English is also wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denny for your kind words. It has been a great pleasure to meet you and I was honoured to guide you in the discovery of my island. Come back soon to visit many other magnificent sites! Best regards Giorgio

Warren R.

United States
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Tour: #428764, Pearls of western Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 26/19

Despite the bad weather, it was an excellent tour. The tour covered more land than I expected and Sicily has extremely beautiful countryside. Giorgio was super and has great knowledge of his country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Warren! Weather was definitely inclement but we had great time in Segesta being the only visitors of the day! I hope to see you soon in Sicily! Best wishes Giorgio

John N.

United States
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Tour: #428764, Pearls of western Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

After 7 trips to Italy (including 2 to Sicily), we finally found our ideal Italian guide in Giorgio. Personable, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and friendly (without being obsequious). Excellent English, careful driver, and wonderful recommendations for lunch on both tours. A font of cultural, historical, archeological, and regional knowledge of his home island of Sicily. And, compared to other guides, reasonably priced. Clean and spacious Mercedes minivan. Reliable and prepared for each separate tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks John for your kind words. I hope to see you soon again in Sicily! Grazie and ciao!

Susan G.

United States
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Tour: #428764, Pearls of western Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Wow! What a fantastic guide! We enjoyed every moment of our tour with Giorgio, who is an extremely knowledgeable and charming guide. His English is perfect. He illuminated for us the magic of Segesta and Erice and the beauty of the salt pans and the vistas of the coastline of the Mediterranean. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again many thanks! I wish I spent more time with you in the rest of our beautiful island. A big hug from Palermo!

Susan G.

United States
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Tour: #428718, A glimpse to Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Look no further. Book Giorgio for your tour. We had a wonderful experience seeing Palermo and Monreale. Giorgio is an engaging and extremely knowledgeable guide. His English is perfect. Our visit to the Monreale cathedral was magical thanks to his expert historical knowledge and his explanation of the stories the magnificent mosaics tell. Our walking trip through historic Palermo was also enjoyable. The highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Many thanks for your kind words, it has been my great pleasure to meet and guide you in my city. I hope to see you soon again in Sicily. Ciao!

Peggy Marzulli

CA, United States
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Tour: #437465, Cefal├╣ and the Temple of Diana on the Rocca, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/18

GIORGIO was an excellent guide and knows his history. We will use him again and would highly recommend him to any and all that want to know the history of the area. Thank you Giorgio for making my trip a success.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Peggy and L.A. for your kind words, it's been a pleasure to spend a great day together. I hope to see you again very soon in Sicily! Ciao! Giorgio

Joyce Elizabeth Paraiso

Philippines
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Tour: Arab-Norman Sicily, Taormina and Etna, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 3/18

Frank Miele

Italy
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Tour: Marineo private tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 25/18

Our guide was excellent and I would certainly recommend him to other clients. It was a special, heartfelt experience to walk the same streets as my grandparents did 120 years ago. Our private tour of Marineo was truly a highlight of the trip and our guide Giorgio is someone we would use again if we ever return to Sicily. You should feel comfortable recommending him in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear friends, many thanks for your kind words. We had great time in visiting your ancestral homeland and I was honoured to be your host. I hope to see you once again in Sicily soon! Ciao! Giorgio


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