Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Taormina-Italy by Tour Guide Chiara R. (Guide #4805)


Annette Valerio

United States
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Tour: #36513, Taormina: The Pearl of Sicily, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 6/20

Cheers was an excellent tour guide. She knew so much about the history and Taomina. She was very accommodating. And very helpful with me as I have mobility issues. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to see any parts of Sicily or Taomina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Annette, I'm glad you could enjoy the visit of Taormina like anyone else. :) Best wishes Chiara

Peter van den Noort

United States
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Tour: #36775, Catania Walking tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Chiara is very knowledgeable and personable tour guide. She told many amusing stories that gave us both a sense of the history as well as the people of Catania. She pointed out 1000 things we would have overlooked. For example the deep grotto she showed us underneath a café or the erotic statues on a balcony. She showed us the candelore and described the winter religious possessions. Cara is a fun person to spend a few hours with. I would recommend her to any traveler looking to get to know Catania better

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter, it was a pleasure to tour a couple full of sense of humor like you and I really enjoyed the time we spent together as well...!

LIsa Grey

United States
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Tour: #314716, Mount Etna and Taormina from the harbour of Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 16/19

Chiara was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. She is a great tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for posting a 5 stars rating. :) This means you were satisfied with the tour and I hope you will suggest your friends to take one in Sicily, too...! Happy New Year Chiara

Raymond Ramsey

United States
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Tour: #87994, Syrakuse Half Day private tour, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Chiara was a great guide for the short time we spent in Siracusa. She is very knowledgeable of the area and was full of suggestions. Anyone looking for a professional guide in this area will certainly benefit with a connection with Chiara.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :) I'm glad the weather held up for us, more or less... Come to Sicily again and I will show you much more...! Best regards Chiara

Mark Whitton

Canada
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Tour: #314720, Taormina - Shore Excursion from Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

This tour was fantastic. The guide did a great job of communicating, getting us to the sights, recommending items, and making sure we saw the fabulous views, ruins, and shops in Taormina. The vehicle was very comfortable. Based on discussion with other cruise passengers, we got the best tour! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad that you enjoyed the tour...! I hope you will come soon again so that I can show you rahe rest... ;) Thank you for posting your appreciation. Best regards Chiara

Charlotte Works

United States
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Tour: A taste of Sicily, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Nov 2/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. :)

Scott Roman

United States
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Tour: #87994, Syrakuse Half Day private tour, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Was extremely informative, not rushed and well worth attending. Chiara was a pleasure because she had a lovely personality with a sense of humor! She was so knowledgeable on her subject matter it made all the difference. Would recommend to anyone going to Sicily to participate in this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, when I give a tour I wish my clients enjoy the explanation at the moment without being worried if they can store all the information... I told you there is no test at the end...! ;) but as long as I notice you are interested in my stories I keep on telling... But thank you for pointing out that I should always be careful and not overwhelm tourists who don't love to be told too much... Sorry if I exaggerated...

Arkady Godin

United States
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Tour: #314745, Castelmola & Taormina Shore excursion from Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

Chiara is very knowledgeable expert in the history of Sicilian, specifically, Taormina and Castelmola. However, all these critically important qualities for a professional tour guide won't sparkle unless Chiara possessed the wittiness and intelligence which were plentiful during our incredible and unforgettable 5 hours we spent together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arkady, you, your wife and your friends were such wonderful clients: it was a pleasure for me to accomplish your wishes the best I could. I'm glad if I achieved the goal...! :) Have a nice holiday...!

Catherine Roberts

ANCASTER, ON, Canada
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Tour: #314720, Taormina - Shore Excursion from Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Chiara was fantastic, wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and passionate about her town of Taormina Showed incredible places and took care of our group , with caring and kindness. Mostly seniors and found ways for all of us (even with walking difficulties) to enjoy every aspect of the tour Would highly recommend her for one of the best tours taken. Tours by locals guides are the tops and Chiara was A+++ that is why I book them all over the world many times with my groups. Thank you Cathy Roberts

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy. I know it was tiring for you but I'm glad you could enjoy the tour like the others of the group. I tried to make it the most comfortable and easiest possible for everybody. Hugs Chiara

Micki Benz

United States
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Tour: #36775, Catania Walking tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Micki...! :))

Micki Benz

United States
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Tour: #36513, Taormina: The Pearl of Sicily, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

Chiara was informative, entertaining, knowledgeable, and so much fun!!! How does she know so much about art, history, architecture, politics, culture? It was fascinating and so much fun. We feel like we really have a good feel for Taormina. We want to come back and enlist her help again! Don't miss her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed your company as well and the more you showed me you enthusiasm, the more I felt like telling you... Your fault...! :))

Sheila McDonald

United States
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Tour: #155163, Castelmola & Taormina Shore excursion from Naxos, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Chiara drove us along the most beautiful coast line stopping along the way to take amazing pictures that we all will cherish. We enjoyed the village of Castelmoia and then visited Taorminas Greek Roman Theater. The shopping in Corso Umberto and April Square was incredible. We had such a wonderful time with Chiara and I am happy we chose her to be our guide. Thank you Chiara!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to know you liked my area so much...! Next time I will show you even more, if you plan to come and stay for a longer time... Thank you for posting your satisfaction. :) Best regards Chiara

Ann Field

United Kingdom
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Tour: #36775, Catania Walking tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

We enjoyed our walking tour of Catania with Chiara - she both engaging and very well-informed, putting the historical nature of Catania's city centre into context during our walk. She gave us an excellent introduction to the city, the region and local culture in a short space of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. :) Your opinion is very important for the next ones booking our tours. How can I improve to deserve 5 stars next time? ;) Best regards Chiara

Robert Harkey

United States
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Tour: #195580, Taormina - Shore Excursion from Naxos, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Chiara gave us a wonderful day in Taormino. Very knowledgeable and professional and also great personality. She led us to a great restaurant overlooking the sea which made the day special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. And the weather helped a lot, too...! Thank you for posting your positive impressions. Best regards Chiara

Thomas P.

United States
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Tour: #36513, Taormina: The Pearl of Sicily and Castelmola, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

We toured with Chiara in Siracusa on October 6, 2019 and again in Taormina on October 9. Chiara is very informative, personable and witty, and she has a great sense of humor. For both tours, she took us to off-the-beaten-path sites and provided an excellent historical perspective of the site's significance to Sicilian culture. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Pardini, it was a pleasure to show your nice party the most possible and I'm glad you could take such positive memories back home of your trip here in Sicily, so that I hope you will tell other friends to visit this beautiful country. ;) Kindest regards Chiara

Michael Dark

United States
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Tour: #87994, Syrakuse Half Day private tour, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Chiara is very well informed, always entertaining, and a great story-teller. She really makes Siracusa come alive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, I have to thank you for the good time we spent together: your group was really a merry and interested company...! Best wishes Chiara

Anita Kratka

United States
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Tour: #87994, Syrakuse Half Day private tour, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Chiara would get 10 stars if that was available! She is an amazing historian of Siracusa and all things Sicilian. Great English skills and willing to accommodate. We loved her energy, humor and outstanding skills at sharing her knowledge. Brava❤️

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm proud I deserved the appreciation of such prepared and experienced clients like you...! Thank you so much...! :) Chiara

Thomas P.

United States
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Tour: #87994, Syrakuse Half Day private tour, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

We toured with Chiara in Siracusa on October 6, 2019 and again in Taormina on October 9. Chiara is very informative, personable and witty, and she has a great sense of humor. For both tours, she took us to off-the-beaten-path sites and provided an excellent historical perspective of the site's significance to Sicilian culture. We highly recommend her.

Heidi Strybos

Canada
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Tour: #314746, Castelmola & Taormina Shore excursion from Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Chiara was a great local guide for Sicily. We were in port for one day on our cruise and she was very informative and personable. We had nice transportation but 3 of the seats faced backwards in case you have any motion sick people in your group. In addition to the tour, we asked her to take us somewhere local for lunch and we went to a family owned restaurant and she ordered local cuisine which was delicious.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi, it was definitely not my intention to keep a distance between you and me. I thought that telling you shortly about my life and what brought me to Sicily, and asking you briefly about your origins and about the trip to Italy would have been a good start to get a bit closer before the tour. Maybe it was not enough; I appreciate your comments and will make sure to try to establish a better connection to my customers in the future. :)

Belinda Morris

Australia
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Tour: #36513, Taormina: The Pearl of Sicily, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Chiara and the tour were fantastic! Thanks very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your satisfaction ...! :)

Monika S.

ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #36513, Taormina: The Pearl of Sicily, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Chiara was a wonderful guide. Her knowledge of Taormina and Sicily-- and its fascinating history was exceptional, as was her obvious love of her home. We learned so much, and enjoyed her company. All in all a great way to introduce yourself to beautiful Taormina, and if you only have a day or so there, perfect for visiting the highlights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Monika, I'm glad you spent with me a nice time and you wanted to share your impressions here. :) Chiara

Mariam Alothman

Kuwait
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Tour: Mount Etna and Taormina, Mt Etna, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 20/19

Chiara was fun, bubbly and a fount of knowledge, who kept us well informed throughout our tour in Mount Etna and Taormina. She recounts history with confidence and great attention to detail and fact.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice feedback. Have a good time...! Chiara

Ellen Tesler

United States
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Tour: #314719, Taormina - Shore Excursion from Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Benjamin Godwin

United States
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Tour: #314745, Castelmola & Taormina Shore excursion from Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Chiara was excellent. She was knowledgeable, well spoken, and made the tour very interesting. She took us to a very good restaurant with a great view. She also found the best cannoli and gelato in Taormina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure to make your day in Sicily full of nice memories to bring back home...! :)

Dale Winograd

United States
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Tour: #314746, Castelmola & Taormina Shore excursion from Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Chiara shows you the beauty and informs you about the history in a great full day tour. We were 4 adults and enjoyed our day visiting Taorimina and Castelmola-- oh the views and scenery- just beautiful. Chiara knows her cities........and I know you should book her, as soon as you know you will be visiting this area!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dale, I'm glad that people who for sure traveled a lot find Taormina so beautiful. And I'm proud to show this town like a piece of paradise on the earth, as it was defined by many writers...! I should come again with more time at your disposal .... Best regards Chiara

Paul Goggins

United States
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Tour: #36513, Taormina: The Pearl of Sicily, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. :)

William Sternheim

United States
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Tour: #314718, Mount Etna and Taormina from the harbour of Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :) Thank you

Glenn Parks

United States
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Tour: #314718, Mount Etna and Taormina from the harbour of Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

Chiara and the bus she brought for our party of 8 was wonderful. She inject a sense of humor that added to the trip. Taormina was a highlight for many of the group and it was Chiara that made it. I enjoy that she there were no issue when the group split so some could go shopping and she took other to a theatre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure...! :)

Myrna Aronoff

United States
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Tour: #314718, Mount Etna and Taormina from the harbour of Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 18/19

Long day. Guide was very good but do not feel tour to Mt Edna worth the drive. Lots to see and we did not have enough time in Taormina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Myrna, the middle of August is a very crowded period to come here and I know it might be exhausting to drive around. But we tried to do our best to let you enjoy the day. Thank you for posting your appreciation. :) Best regards Chiara

Cathy Kalenian

United States
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Tour: #88007, The Godfather's Tour from Taormina/Naxos, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

Chiara was wonderful - a great drive to Savoca and then walking tour of Taormina - dropping us for lunch at hotel and then returning us to our ship - five star rating! Cathy, Paul, Barbara, Tim

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure...! :) Thank you for sharing your satisfaction... Chiara