Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Segesta-Italy by Tour Guide Mimmo S. (Guide #6504)

Michael Tucker

United States

Tour: #243035, 4 Days • Private Excursions from Catania with Customizable Itineraries, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 10/20

Mimmo is perfectly professional and extremely knowledgeable. He is a true gentleman and now, hopefully, our friend. By his guidance we learned much more than would have been possible on our own. His knowledge of local restaurants was of great value and ever so much appreciated. Mimmo gave a perfect perspective to each archeological site we visited and helped us place each locale into the larger historical context. Next trip we will meet again and visit the western areas of Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Will be a pleasure to show you the western areas. Thank you for your kind words and your generosity. All the best. Mimmo

Estelle Tsenin


Tour: #121656, Best of West Sicily • 4 Days • Private Excursions from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 12/19

Mimmo is an exemplary guide.


Diana Richards


Tour: #251452, 5 Days - Private Sicily Tour starting from Taormina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Mimmo provided the perfect 5 day private Sicily driving tour. The tour combined off the beaten track drives as well as visits to major towns and archaeological sites (Taormina, Mt Etna, Agrigento, Selinunte, Segesta, Palermo) a winery and olive farm. Mimmo shared his exceptional knowledge of Sicilian history - both political and cultural. His information was insightful and flavoured with a dry sense of humour. Mimmo's exceptional driving and guiding skills were greatly appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all the interesting conversations and sharing your interests. Maybe I’ll visit Australia one day, who knows...Cheers.

Kay Caruso

Vatican City

Tour: #116555, Sicilian Roots Tour • the Places of your Ancestors • starting from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Mimmo was a most gracious guide. It was like touring with family. He was so helpful when we went to the city hall record offices to find information about family. He is knowledgeable about the of history Sicily, is a great driver, has a comfortable van. We visited 7 cities in 2 days!!! Trying to get to one of the ancestral towns proved a challenge since every road we took was blocked by mudslides. Mimmo was determined and found a round-about way for us to get there. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All the best for you. And thank you for the “most gracious “!!!

John A.

United States

Tour: #116555, Sicilian Roots Tour • Capo D'Orlando • starting from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Mimmo picked us up at our hotel in Palermo in his spacious Mercedes-Benz van. We had a great tour. He was punctual. He's highly educated, he explained the culture and people of Sicily so that we could feel immersed. We did appreciate the special spin he adds as we traveled! We really enjoyed seeing the sights. We especially liked our stop for lunch overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. We learned a great deal about the beautiful island of Sicily. Sit back, enjoy and let Mimmo be your guide and driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your opinion. And hey, I like that “sit back and enjoy”. All the best Mimmo

Margaret Sapir

United States

Tour: #243035, 3 Days • Private Excursions from Catania with Customizable Itineraries, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

My husband and I strongly recommend Mimmo. He knows a vast amount about the history, architecture, and culture of Sicily. Mimmo is well-organized, an excellent communicator, and has a great sense of humor. He drives an extremely comfortable and roomy Mercedes which can transport at least five people. We were based in Catania and were able to experience Agrigento, Mt. Etna, Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, and places in between. And Mimmo's restaurant recommendations were very good, too! Memorable time!


Julie Ciaraldi

United States

Tour: #221920, 2 Days • Exclusive Customizable Tours with local guide Mimmo, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

We choose Mimmo for our dream vacation and it was a great choice! He was extremely knowledgable and fun to be with for 2 days. He navigated the streets of Italy with ease and made us feel very safe. We would highly recommend hiring Mimmo as a guide if you are traveling to Sicily!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Indeed, we navigated the streets of...SICILY

William Eubanks

United States

Tour: #121656, Best of West Sicily • 3 Days • Customizable Private Excursions from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

All that we hoped for and more! You will not find a better guide in Sicily than Mimmo! He was our guide for four days total and it was the highlight of our entire two week European trip. If you are searching for a great guide/driver in Sicily, STOP and book your tour with Mimmo now. He is the BEST! Very knowledgeable. We have 2 teen daughters and he kept them engaged the entire trip. We all learned so much. He brought us to several amazing places we would never have been able to find/see on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Honestly I don’t have words to say how much I’m impressed with your feedback. Obviously I’m very thankful for your kind words and I hope your lovely family is fine. All the best for you, too. Mimmo

William Eubanks

United States

Tour: #241894, Palermo & Segesta • Arab Norman High Spots, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 22/19

Mimmo is a fantastic guide. He's extremely knowledgeable, professional, and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. We hired him for this tour and an additional three day tour around Sicily. Everything was perfect. We learned so much from him. Segesta was amazing & beautiful scenery. The tour of the Palatine Chapel in the Norman Palace was also great. Mimmo's explanations of the history & layers of cultural influence were very helpful and interesting as our eyes were taking in all the amazing sights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie, you were fantastic, too..!!

Ralph Grebow

United States

Tour: #184913, Private Shore Excursion - Catania and Taormina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Mimo was great. He had a very comfortable Mercedes van. He was very knowledgeable about Sicily Spoke and understood English perfectly. And took us to a fabulous local restaurant for lunch

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure having you as my guests. Grazie !!

Paige Grumulaitis

United States

Tour: #233851, Dazzling Mosaics & Classical Heritages • Private Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

We had to adjust our tour due a late arrival but Mimmo made it truly special. We saw many beautiful sites but also asked to eat typical Sicilian food. This was highlighted by a great Cannoli and lunch in Erice. One day was too short in Sicily. We hope to come back and tour with Mimmo again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Will be glad to show you other areas of Sicily. Thanks you !!

Rex Kay


Tour: #184913, 4 Days • The Gems of the Eastern Sicily, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

Mimmo was a superb guide - knowledgeable, friendly, curious, clear and engaging. Highly recommended for anyone interested in seeing and understanding this fascinating part of the world.


Paola Carrera


Tour: #146961, The Perfect Mix for First Time Visitors • Exclusive Tour • 5-7 hours, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Thank you Mimmo for a wonderful tour. Such beauty and history! We recommend 100%

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Enjoy Your Cruise !!

Nicholas Mozzicato

United States

Tour: #141430, Exclusive Tour for Nick, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/19

We had an excellent six day tour with Mimmo this past week. There were four of us in our group and toured several locations during this time. Mimmo's knowledge of Sciliy's history as well as all the locations we visited was tremendous. We could not have asked for a better guide. Mimmo has a good sense of humor and made great suggestions for locations to visit that included places not normally visited by the standard tour groups. We highly recommend Mimmo to anyone for a day or several days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Citty Citty Bang Bang... (he will know what I mean)

William Bercaw

United States

Tour: #141430, Customized Private Sicily Tour for William Bercaw, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

My husband and I have traveled the world and never experienced the level of excellence Mimmo's tour provided. His intelligence, skill and vast knowledge were perfectly balanced by his warmth and kindness. Thanks to Mimmo's expertise in all things Sicilian, our journey is a cherished memory that we shall never forget. The only problem is that we wish wish our incredible tour was just beginning! A tour with Mimmo is a guaranteed trip of a lifetime. Fantastic!! Grazie, Mimmo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Grazie, 1000 Grazie. Thank you for your kind personality and the wonderful time (and food) we had. I wish you all the best !! Mimmo

Susanne Tongue


Tour: #141430, Customized Private Sicily Tour for Susanne Tongue, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

5 stars We were very satisfied with the service from Tour by Locals and our guide Mimmo on our recent tour of Sicily. It exceeded our expectations and we will use this method again. We saw all the archaeological sites we wanted to visit and had the added bonus of a reliable, knowledgeable and fun person showing us Sicilian cuisine and culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and your pleasant personality!!

Warren R.

United States

Tour: #147013, Lovely Cefalù & Sicilian Village Tour - from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 25/19

Excellent tour considering the weather was bad. Mimmo is personable, knowledgeable and a super tour guide! I will definitely use him again if I return to Sicily. : )

Patricia Abate

United States

Tour: #116555, Private Sicilian Roots Tour for Patricia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/18

Mimmo provided us with excellent service on our tour to Sambuca. It is a town in Sicily off the beaten path but was the birthplace of my husband's grandparents. Mimmo was outside our hotel in Palermo promptly. He gave us an informative and comprehensive tour of the town. It was exactly what we wanted! On the drive back to Palermo, Mimmo asked me if I liked bread. When I replied that it was my favorite food group, he proceeded take us to his local bakery and bought me bread!


Dan Garner

United States

Tour: Selinunte, Segesta & Erice • from Trapani, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 7/18

Mimmo is extremely knowledgeable and very interesting. He spent much more time with us than expected and took us to a lovely winery restaurant for an exceptional lunch. We would recommend Mimmo to everyone


Stephen G.

scottsdale, AZ, United States

Tour: #251452, 6 Days - Private Sicily Tour for Steve, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Mimmo is a great guide. We covered multiple cities during a six day trek: very knowledgeable, interesting, willing to adjust schedule to meet our needs, always on time, sometimes pretty funny and a great driver amid Sicily's winding roads and Palermo's hectic auto and cycle drivers. Most importantly, he was able to add a local flavor and antidotal flair which can only come from being immersed in the country and its culture. Nice job Mimmo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review and “the antidotal flair” !! Mimmo

William O'Shea


Tour: #59334, Agrigento and Piazza Armerina - with Local Guide Mimmo - Exclusive Tour, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

There were six adults in our group. Mimmo took us from Agrigento to the Villa Romana Del Casale at Piazza Armerina and back to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento. It was a 10 hour day but so worthwhile. We all think it was the best day of our two weeks in Italy to date. Mimmo was totally professional, spoke perfect idiomatic English and was very knowledgeable. We got so much more from the day because of him. His 7 seater Mercedes felt brand new and was very comfortable. We thoroughly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, what can I say.. Thank you for the “Idiomatic English“!! Enjoy the remaining days in Sicily !!

Orit Cohen

United States

Tour: #141430, Private Tour for Orit, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

We spent six days with Mimmo, on a tour of Sicily. Every day was a treasure. Mimmo is an accomplished guide and an excellent driver. We admired his knowledge, his calm, his ability to solve problems, to make quick decisions. Mimmo adapted himself to our pace and he quickly learned about our interests. He always found ways to pleasantly surprise us. Thank you for a great Sicilean xperience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie, Grazie, Grazie & Grazie again for all !! All the best for the both of you2. Mimmo

Robert Spinna

United States

Tour: #86360, West Coast Tour • Stunning Views & Amazing Locations, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Mimmo gave us a fastastic tour. We were very grateful for his flexibility about adjusting our agreed upon schedule in a way that enabled us to incorporate into our plans a meeting with local relatives that we connected with after reserving the tour. Mimmo has a relaxed and engaging manner that will put any tourist at ease. He is knowledgeable, experienced and very willing to share his insights into Sicilian culture and politics. Our day with Mimmo was the highlight of our stay in Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review, feedback & generosity !!!

Randi Hedin

United States

Tour: #59334, Agrigento and Piazza Armerina - with Local Guide Mimmo - Exclusive Tour, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Mimmo was a great guide taking us to the Roman Villa, introducing us to a wonderful restaurant in town, and then spending an hour or so with us at the end of the day at the Valley of the Temples. He was generously flexible with his time and was a wealth of knowledge at the 2 sites. A real pleasure - hope to do another tour with him one day. Highly recommend to families as well as just adult parties!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your pleasure is my pleasure. Grazie !!!

Shirley Wightman

United States

Tour: #141430, Private Tours for Shirley, Termini Imerese, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Our tour guide was fantastic, I would give him 10 stars if I could. He went over and above his job. The tour of Palermo was informative we learned more history in 6 hours than in four years of school. The second tour day he took us up to a mountain village and helped us find and receive our Grandmothers birth certificate. The woman at the records department was very territorial. Mimmo was very professional and calm, he speaks perfect English and fluent Italian. If you need help for documents call him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Shirley, Thank you for your kind words !! I had a lot of fun taking you and cousins around Palermo, Termini etc. All the best for all of your family members (and your new search..) Mimmo

Tony Dragicevich


Tour: #160944, Wine and Panorama Lovers Delight Tour • Trapani Shore Excursion, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

We highly recommend Mimmo! He is professional, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. We travelled as a group of six who did Marsala tasting, salt flats and our favorite stop was Erice and lunch at a local restaurant and of course sweets tasting at the famous Maria Grammatico Bakery (yum). We had the best day with Mimmo and were sorry to see it come to an end. If you are visiting Trapani - Mimmo is a must!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were amazing people. It makes me want to see Australia !! Thank you for your great review and for drinking the wine at the winery, eat the typical food & the sweets in Erice.

Jerome Selvers

United States

Tour: Syracuse • The City of Archimedes - Ortigia, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 23/18

Mimmo was personable, professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. My wife and I recommend him without reservation. If we return to Sicily we would use him again and will recommend him to friends and family. A real gem!!!


David Borenstein

United States

Tour: #184913, 3 Days • The Gems of the East Coast • Exclusive Tours starting from Taormina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

We had Mimmo for 3 days as we visited the eastern part of Sicily. He knew the important places for us to visit but gave us choices to make the most efficient use of our time. He knew all the places where the locals ate so we had a chance to experience the regional cuisine which was excellent. His English was excellent and made his explanations easy to understand. If my wife and I were to visit Sicily again, we would certainly ask Mimmo to take us to the other parts of Sicily we did not have time to see

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It will be a pleasure to show you the other areas of Sicily next time. All the best and thank you for your kind words. Mimmo

Andrew B.

Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States

Tour: #241835, 6 Days • Treasures of Sicily • Exclusive Private Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

This was, easily, the best tour I’ve ever had. Mimmo is an incredibly knowledgeable, articulate, attentive, interactive, intuitive and thoughtful guide. By the end of the six days together, I felt as though I had discovered the brother I never had. Thank you, Mimmo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andy, it was a pleasure to tour Sicily with Ann & You. I always learn something from guests like you, who see Sicily also trough their eyes and other perspectives, and share their views and knowledge.

Elisa Campbell

United States

Tour: #160777, Olive Oil Farm, Winery & Archeological Experience, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Mimmo was an amazing tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and made our trip fun. He made us feel special and like we were part of his family and he took his time in making sure we had the best experience. The place he took us for lunch made it a special day and we love the time we spent with him. Overall it was a wonderful experience. One my family will always cherish.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elisa, it was a very nice day !! Thank you too for the friendliness of all your family. The typical lunch with the fresh local sardines wasn’t on the schedule, but I thought you would love it (and you did !!).