Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Catania-Italy by Tour Guide Mario M. (Guide #30882)


Gwendolyn Wong

Mandaluyong, METRO MANILA, Philippines
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour Dec.3th, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 3/19

Local Sicilian Mario surprised us with the extent of history and geological history o the area. We had a great day visiting craters of Mt Etna, walking through Taormina, and a drive by photo tour of Catania. We had so much fun we were spending more at each stop than planned. Loved our very local lunch stop in a family run home style Italian fast food and grocery. Wish we had more time, it was quite a drive, but Mario was a dynamo from beginning to end.

Richard Dematteis

palm coast, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #507015, 16 nov Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 16/19

Mario was fantastic. He did a great job organizing our day considering the weather at Mt Etna. He has a great passion for what he does and his country. Taormina was a great tourist stop with wonderful shops and restaurants, a not miss location. Mt Etna was everything we expected and more with Mario. A great day all around.

Beth Lowe

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

Excellent FUNd of knowledge. Great tour. You are in good hands with Mario.

Jacob Rispler

United States
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Tour: #506473, Tailormade 5 Days Sicily Tour with me as Driver, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Very accommodating knowledgeable and easy to be eith

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks hope to see you again soon.

Kathy Wyka

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathy thanks for the rating.what can I do better to get my five stars? If there is anything I can do better please tell me so I can give a better service. Regards Mario

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Polly Lee

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Rosalie Young Levingson

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Ciclops Bay Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

It was a delightful day with Mario we were all happy and felt that he tried very hard to make us enjoy our day we highly recommend using him He was very considerate of our two handicap passengers and made it easy for us to travel

Ian Skinner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Had a brilliant day with Mario and would thoroughly recommend him. We were greeted as close to the cruise ship as possible and totally entertained all day Saw everything promised and more Had an excellent local lunch and learnt and saw so much

Stephan Manucharian

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour with winetasting 14Sep, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

Mario was awesome! Very knowledgeable and, which is of no less importance, fun! He is well-traveled and speaks many languages fluently, which makes a huge difference when you are stuck in a car with a new person for 8 hours. We booked him for 8 hours, but it so happened that we were done 2 hours later. He was very cool about it. I would highly recommend him as your private guide.

Irma Briggs

Australia
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Tour: #516320, Sicily tailored exclusively for you, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

Wow!! Mario was an awesome guide for the whole day, well it felt more like we had been picked up by a good friend we hadn't seen in ages & had so much catching up to do. We loved Mt Etna & the Godfather tour with Mario's little extra bits not available to other tourists, it felt like Mario may be "il Padrino"!! Thank you Mario for an amazing day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome.

Lory Sarlo

Venice, CA, United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

A wonderful day exploring and learning so much about the Mt. Etna.

Guy Giorno

Canada
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Tour: #516320, Sicily tailored exclusively for you, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

Mario is excellent in all respects. His tour of Noto and Siracusa (including Ortigia) took us to interesting places; he accompanied us everywhere except the ruins in Siracusa, explaining as he went along. He showed us where to buy a granita and fresh juice in Noto. Fluent in English. Very knowledgeable. He happily responded to stop requests, such as a World War II cemetery. Even made a special detour to show us former Wehrmacht machine gun bunkers. We highly recommend Mario. Best guide of our entire trip.

Carole Lalor

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Wanted to give Mario 5 stars but the web site did it let me. We had a great day with Mario. Delicious lunch in a local restaurant, stopped for honey for me and let us wander around Taormina at our leisure . We even had a time for a ride through Catania. Mario was fun and knowledgeable and attentive. I highly recommend Mario.

Ronnie Fein

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

This is the best tour we have ever taken. Mario was friendly, knowledgeable, thorough and considerate. He took us to all the places he listed Plus others he thought we might enjoy. We shared a fabulous lunch at a local restaurant he suggested. His car was clean and well air conditioned. Mostly, he was engaging, smart and interesting and we enjoyed the day thoroughly. Would use him again and recommend him highly to anyone and everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words I hope you come back soon. Mario

Cathy Weinzer

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour 26 may, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Mario - was a perfect day in spite of the rain. We enjoyed the trip to Mt. Edna as well as the educational drive while explaining the history of Sicily. Lunch was unique and outstanding. Much laughter and excellent food. The tour to the wine and honey tasting was just the ticket for an added benefit of your tour. I would highly recommend your services to anyone who would be traveling to Sicily. Nicely done. Thank you.

Henry Ku

Hong Kong
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Tour: Syracuse-Noto, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 24/19

Very helpful guide with sound knowledge of all the details of your sites

Louis Jacksits

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina TourLouis17may, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Mario loves what he does and his enthusiasm greatly enhanced our experience. His knowledge of history, culture, biology and even geology is amazing. We deviated from our planned itinerary at his suggestion and were greatly rewarded. A fabulous day and highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's for the kind words.Hope you come back to show you more of the real sicily

Alan Brass

United States
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Tour: #507015, Etna Tour 13 may Brass, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Mario was awesome.

Lavinia Hallam

Australia
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Tour: #506473, Tailormade 4 Days Sicily Tour with me as Driver with a Van, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/19

My son and I had a ball with Mario. He was a truely superb guide and provided four days of exciting activities that were tailored to our interests and individual requirements. We can thoroughly recommend him as a tour guide. In four days we visited Syracuse, Ortigia, with short boat trip to see the caves, Noto, Villa dei Casale, Valley of the Temples and did The Godfather trip with granita and cannoli to die for. Book early to ensure you get this wonderful and attentive guide for your holiday!!!

Peter Ryder

Australia
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Tour: #507015, Etna-Taormina Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

If I could give Mario six stars, I would! He was friendly and knowledgeable and a great driver. We had a perfect day, saw amazing sights, learned more about Sicily and felt as if we had spent the day with a friend. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice words hope to have you soon back in Sicily.

Nicholas LaBarbera

United States
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Tour: #516320, Sicily tailored exclusively for you, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Mario is an outstanding guide. His English was very good and his knowledge about Sicily and its history was amazing, it was like listening to a talking history book! We covered a lot of area and would highly recommend him for excursions. Nick and Lori from ����

Graham Petherick

United Kingdom
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Tour: #516320, Sicily tailored exclusively for you, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Another successful tour with Mario which we left totally to Marios choice. (we just had a few hours to occupy) Having visited Catania before I had decided against using other local tours due to the over inflated prices (tour operators please note that clients do compare prices with other cities) However Mario has priced himself at a rate comparable with other popular locations and will hopefully set a trend encouraging more people to use the services of a private guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Graham Hope to see you again soon in Sicily

John Corea

United States
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Tour: #506473, Tailormade 6 Days Sicily Tour with me as Driver, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Thank God we found Mario! Our 15 person family group ranged in age from 3 to 77, including some challenging personalities and some inexperienced travelers, yet from the very beginning Mario took away all the stress and made our vacation one to remember. He paid attention to every detail. He arranged for amazing meals, both in hard-to-get-into places and from locals. He even cooked us breakfast in our villa! He went FAR above & beyond what we expected. I can't recommend Mario highly enough!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice words it was my pleasure to have you as my Guests

Graham Petherick

United Kingdom
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Tour: Syracuse-Noto, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 3/18

Great day out with Mario. Fun , informative and personable. Looking forward to another day out with him later in week. Weather on the other hand was terrible but we still had a great day. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Looking forward to our trip on Sunday

David Goldmann

United States
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Tour: Etna Halfday, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 13/18

Mario was a wonderful guide. He was able to arrange a private tour to Mount Etna in Sicily at the last minute, and we enjoyed it immensely. He is tremendously knowledgeable and enjoys his work. We both learned a tremendous amount and had a lot of fun. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words I will do my best make every one this happy

Adam Josephs

United States
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Tour: Syracuse, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 12/18

Mario took wonderful care of us!

Adam Josephs

United States
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Tour: Etna -Winery's, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 11/18

We had a wonderful time. Mario is a friendly and knowledgable guide. He knows everyone!