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


Patricia Abate

United States
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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
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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

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie !!

Stephen G.

scottsdale, AZ, United States
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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

Australia
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Australia
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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
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Tour: #224275, Syracuse • The City of Archimedes - Ortigia, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
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!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie !!!

Andrew B.

Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States
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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
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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 !!).

Florence H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #59334, Agrigento and Piazza Armerina - with Local Guide Mimmo - Exclusive Tour, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

We had a fabulous day with Mimmo, our tour guide, visiting the Villa Romana near Piazza Armerina followed by a tour of the Valley of the Temples in Aggrigento. He found us a great spot for lunch which made the day all the more agreeable. He was very courteous, knowledgeable and fun. We definitely will book him again for the west. :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and I’ll be more than glad to show you the west of Sicily next time. Best for you and family.

Rosemarie B.

United States
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Tour: #121835, Monreale & Cefalù • with local guide Mimmo • Private Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

We had a great tour to Monreale and Cefalù with Mimo Salvo. Mimo picked us up at our hotel on time and we started our Sicilian adventure! Mimo was very informative, professional and entertaining on our tour. We highly recommend this tour with Mimo as your guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you also for enjoying the traditional lunch at the Sicilian Village. Say hello to your family!!

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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Greg Hooper

United States
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Tour: #241894, Discover these archeological marvels among the most important in the Mediterranean, Selinunte, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Mimmo is the guide to have for custom touring in Sicily. Prompt, courteous, extremely knowledgeable and funny from my point of view. I booked a full day tour of Selinuite, Segesta and Erice. Covered all the bases plus lunch in a quaint, off the beaten path bakery/deli to sample some "authentic" Sicilian food with great cannolis. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Have a nice tour and thank you for eating the Arancini & Cannoli !!

Hans Liu

United States
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Tour: #146961, The Perfect Mix for First Time Visitors • Private Shore Excursion, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 4/18

We spent a wonderful day with Mimmo in and around Trapani, Sicily. He was knowledgeable, courteous, professional and an excellent driver. He is also passionate about Sicilian food and took us to a great restaurant in Erice. All in all a great introduction to Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, it was a great day picking you up at the Cruise Terminal and show you the area around Trapani. Thank you for your pleasant company and rating !!

Andy Zarick

WALKERSVILLE, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #238608, Private Tour from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 8/18

We found Mimo to be very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and flexible. He was willing to help us plan a trip based on our interested and schedule. We would highly recommend spending time with him to learn about Sicily. We found the tours to be a good value for our money.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for being my guests for 5 days in Sicily. Help planing the tours is great in order to give you the best possible experience. All the best for the 2 of you.

Karen B.

United States
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Tour: #86360, Leave the City behind Tour • Stunning Views & Amazing Locations, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

Mimmo is very friendly and knowledgeable about the historical sights we visited. I highly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Enjoy your journey in Sicily & Grazie Mille !!

Eugene Licht

United States
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Tour: #121656, Best of West Sicily • 3 Days Private Tour with local guide driver Mimmo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 23/17

Extremely knowledgable, polite, good english speaking, big comfortable car and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone who wants to explore Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the friendly conversations and your kindness.

William G.

Royal Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #233851, Culture, History, Food & Wine - with local guide Mimmo, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 7/17

Mimmo is the best! He customized a 4-day trip across Sicily for us in which we saw all the great Greek and Roman ruins. His historical and archeological knowledge is excellent. The real test however was wine and olive growers, as we do this ourselves. Our expectations were quite high, and he exceeded our expectations! Mimmo arranged some truly spectacular visits to organic wine and olive oil growers and producers. Molte grazie!! We will be back to Sicily & definitely seek Mimmo's guidance!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you’re still enjoying the olive oil from Sicily, and I’ll be glad to assist you with new experiences. All the best. Mimmo

LaVerna Fountain

United States
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Tour: #147013, Lovely Cefalù & Sicilian Village Tour - from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

Mimmo was the absolute perfect guide. He was knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs. I never mentioned to him that i have difficulty navigating due to a health condition. He noticed my husband helping me and i watched Mimmo adjust our route to be most accommodating. He was pleasant the entire day. I highly recommend anyone contemplating a guide for Sicily to let Mimmo show you his Sicily! It is a very enjoyable. We are grateful to him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi LaVerna - it was a very nice day with you driving trough the Madonie Mountains and the sicilian family style lunch. Hope you enjoyed tour birthday. All the best.

Marion Phillips

United States
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Tour: #86360, Leave the City Behind Tour • Erice & Segesta, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

Mimmo was absolutely fantastic! Knowledgeable, interesting and fun to be with. He went out of his way to help us figure some things out (not related to the tour) and made sure it was done to our satisfaction. Highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You’re satisfaction is my satisfaction. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey in Sicily.

Maureen Leahey

Canada
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Tour: #251452, Private Transfer Tour, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Touring with Mimmo is a delight! He's bright, enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, and keenly interested in history and Sicilian culture. My husband and I spent the day with him from Piazza Armerina to Ortigia with a tour of the Syracuse archeologogical site and a walking tour of Ortigia. You won't be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It’s always a pleasure taking around people like you, open to suggestions and new food experiences.. Grazie !!!

Bradley Hawthorne

Seattle, WA, United States
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Tour: The Perfect Mix for First Time Visitors • Private Shore Excursion from Messina with Mimmo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 10/17

This tour might have been the highlight of the trip. Loved every moment Mimmo was absoulety the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and enjoy the rest of your Honeymoon Cruise !!

Barry Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #221920, The Pearl of Sicily & the Majestic Etna, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

We had a spectacular day with Mimmo, touring Etna, lunch at an amazing winery and finishing in Taormina. Mimmo is friendly, considerate and knowledgeable. He is highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for being positive, friendly and laid-back. Have a wonderful cruise !!

Charles Daly

United States
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Tour: #141430, The Real Taste of Sicily - Tour starting from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

We have traveled extensively in Europe and have utilized many tour guides. Mimmo is by far the best of the best. We had the pleasure of spending numerous days with Mimmo throughout Sicily; and, by the end of our trip, we felt as though he was family. Just a few of his attributes: always on time, professional, knowledgeable, personable, fluent in English and easily understandable, and known to locals. He made our experience incredible!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Touring Sicily for several days with you, from west to east, gave me the opportunity to show you My Sicily, and to make new friends. All the best for the both of you !!

Patricia Hentschel

United States
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Tour: #116555, Visit the Places of your Ancestors - Roots Tour from Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

We had a wonderful afternoon with Mimo. I wanted to see my grandmother's home town and with Mimo's help, we not only got to see the town but also got to try some of the local specialties. I even was able to visit my great-grandfather's grave site. It was an amazing experience for me and one that I will never forget. Thank you for everything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank’s to you I make new experiences, too and visit places I’ve never been before.

Todd Bostwick

United States
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Tour: #56106, ✭Selinunte & Cave di Cusa: Discover Tour into a less known part of Sicily (7-9 hours), Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

Mimmo was a wonderful guide. He is very knowledgable and has a great sense of humor. His love of Sicily is very evident and he told us many interesting stories about the archaeology, history, culture, and politics of Sicily. Our full day with him was delightful, and we highly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback.

Flavio Mansi

Mexico
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Tour: #122067, Great overview and orientation of the city • with local guide Mimmo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

Mimmo is an excellent guide with great knowledge of Palermo and its history. More importantly he has a phenomenal sense of humor which makes the tour that much better and enjoyable. The walking portion takes you through the unbeaten path which allows you to discover another part of the city and experience its taste and character. I highly recommend Mimmo and am happy to hear he offers tours across Sicily, including a complete island tour. What a great day he made us have!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for your opinion and having a wonderful day, all feeling comfortable spending the time together in Palermo, enjoying the sights, lunch break and gelato. It’s such a great pleasure to have people like you to take around.

Robert Schmauder

United States
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Tour: #241835, Myth & Captivation of the East Coast, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

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Judith Donofrio

United States
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Tour: #160944, Wine and Panorama Lovers Delight Tour - Trapani Shore Excursion, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Mimmo is a wonderful tour guide. He is professional, knowledgeable and so pleasant. We were very comfortable traveling the day with him. We visited Trapani and the surrounding areas. He is clearly well liked by the locals who are happy to work with him. I highly recommend him as an excellent guide! I only regret we only had time for one tour. As I travel to Sicily often, I definitely look forward to booking with him again. Thank you Mimmo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Judith, I’m so pleased about your feedback. I’ll be more than happy to show you other areas of Sicily. Thank you !!

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #238292, Discover this archeological marvel among the most important in the Mediterranean, Selinunte, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/17

Mimmo is an excellent guide and gave us a very good and concise history of Selinunte. This helped put everything into context far better than reading it in a guide book. We had a very enjoyable tour of the temples both of Selinunte and Segestra the following day. Having the same guide for both meant we did not cover the same ground twice but looked at different aspects or similarities between the two sites. Mimmo also made some excellent recommendations for restaurants.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your interest, attention and friendly attitude made it so pleasant to unfold the history of the places we visited. Grazie !!

Gary B.

New Orleans, LA, United States
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Tour: #146961, The Perfect Mix for First Time Visitors - Private Shore Excursion, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Leslie Zuckerman

United States
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Tour: #86360, ✔️West Coast Trip: Erice and Segesta - Leave the City Behind Tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/17

Mimmio was great. Very knowledgable and interesting. We spent the day with him touring Segesta and Erice but wouldn't hestitate to recommend him to anyone who wants a multi day tour of Sicily. I have used tours by locals many times and he was definitely one of the best. He is also a good driver( helps in Sicily). thanks mimmeo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Mille !!!

Natalie Griffith

United States
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Tour: #179841, ✭Private Multi-Day Tour - The Real Taste of Sicily, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

Our tip was wonderful! Mimmo did an outstanding job not only with the history of Sicily but also their culture. He is very personable and definitely has a cool factor about him. Unmistakably Sicilian.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Natalie - it was such a pleasure to show you as much as possible during the 5 days we toured Sicily together with your family. All the best for you all !!

Linda Clauson

United States
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Tour: Coppola's Godfather Locations • from Messina with Mimmo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 21/17

Mimmo did a wonderful job. We made the decision to shorten the tour and he still made sure we saw most of the things that we had on the original tour. Very easy to understand and very knowledgeable about the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your sympathy and the wit of your party. All the best to you all.

Scott Harris

United States
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Tour: The Perfect Mix for First Time Visitors - from Messina with Mimmo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 13/17

Good day with Mimmo. Mimmo was very flexible in our tour when our port changed at the last minute. We enjoyed visiting Mt Etna, the winery was outstanding, and lunch was very good although unfortunately his 1st choice wasn't open. We had a little confusion meeting in the morning but worked through that. Mimmo didn't provide too much commentary and didn't seem comfortable. Given the other TBL tours we did, this one seemed a little overpriced to us but a good day with wonderful memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I understand it was not the perfect tour, but at least you enjoyed Mt. Etna and the outstanding winery I choose for you. Even lunch was very good (I'm sorry my 1st choice was closed on that day). Well, yes, we didn't meet right away (but 5 min later) due to the fact that 2 big cruise ships arrived that day in Messina. All the best for your future trips.

Trevor Dewey

United States
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Tour: #121835, 3 Hours Walking Tour in Palermo: The Best Way to Discover and Meet the City, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/17

Mimmo was very knowledgeable, providing commentary along the entirety of the walk through the city. He had many facts about various sights along the way in addition to the big attractions we visited. Also, he took us to two different markets in the city, showing us the popular local food. In the short time we were touring, we felt that we learned a lot about the rich history of Palermo. Overall, it was a very enjoyable tour through Palermo.

Yaman Eymur

Turkey
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Tour: #234667, The Enchanting Side of Sicily - Private Shore Excursion, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Mike Rosso

United States
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Tour: #147013, Cefalù - A Piece of Authentic Sicily - Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

Mimmo was a great tour guide. He made our trip to Cefalu one that we will always cherish. He was knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend Mimmo to anyone thinking of using a personal tour guide and would highly recommend Tours by Locals.

John Hilgenberg

Stevenson, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #59334, The Valley of Temples and Scala dei Turchi Beach - Agrigento Shore Excursion, Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

We were lucky to have Mimmo show us Palermo and the Agrigento temples on two different days. Mimmo seems to know everything about the places we visited with him: the history, geography, architecture, and any number of fascinating facts and anecdotes. He's never at a loss with answers to our questions. He was unfailingly courteous and considerate with us, accommodating various schedule glitches (our fault) with resourcefulness and great good cheer.

John Hilgenberg

Stevenson, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #121835, 3 Hours Walking Tour in Palermo: The Best Way to Discover and Meet the City, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

We were lucky to have Mimmo show us Palermo and the Agrigento temples on two different days. Mimmo seems to know everything about the places we visited with him: the history, geography, architecture, and any number of fascinating facts and anecdotes. He's never at a loss with answers to our questions. He was unfailingly courteous and considerate with us, accommodating various schedule glitches (our fault) with resourcefulness and great good cheer.

Richard Z.

United States
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Tour: #241835, Taormina, Catania & Cyclops Coast, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/17

Mimmo provided us with a full-day customized tour of the Taormina area. Our group of 4 adults, with gear, thoroughly enjoyed the day in his comfortable car. Mimmo shared his extensive knowledge of Sicily society, culture, and history with us, and answered our many questions. He showed us some amazing sights and explained them to us. We were 110% satisfied with Mimmo, and will be recommending him to friends and family visiting Sicily. We only wish we would have had more days to tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and rating. I hope you're happy with the pictures you took specially those of Mt. Etna in full activity. I'll be more than glad to show Sicily to your friends and family.

Eric Leiser

United States
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Tour: #121835, 3 Hours Walking Tour in Palermo: The Best Way to Discover and Meet the City, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

Very knowledgeable, and very accommodating. Mimmo changed the content somewhat on the fly, very nice.

Martin Silverstein

United States
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Tour: #221920, Catania and Taormina, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 4/16

Mimmo is extremely knowledgable and accommodating. He planned a perfect and enjoyable day for us, was very flexible, personable and interesting. He is highly recommended.

Michel Laflamme

Canada
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Tour: #146961, Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans in Trapani, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

Our tour with Mimmo was on October 19, 2016, Segeste, Erice and Salt Pans. We rated this tour on 5/5 but it was much more, maybe 10/5! Mimmo was a perfect guide for us to learn a lot, enjoy his vast knowledge and discover a new friend.It was the best guided tour we had during this trip. We warmly recommend Mimmo for any guided tour all across Sicily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 10/5..WOW !!! Thank you very much for being such generous persons. Your pleasure is my pleasure.

Kevin Surace

United States
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Tour: #241835, Taormina, Catania (or Winery) & Cyclops Coast (6-8 hours), Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

Mimmo is excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Highly recommended!

Jill Margolick

United States
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Tour: #241835, Catania, Taormina & Cyclops Coast - Private Shore Excursion (6-8 hours), Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Our tour with Mimmo was both highly informative and fun. Mimmo's command of English is excellent so he was able to clearly explain the history of the area and its many sites. There were 4 of us on our tour and each of us felt that we were very lucky to have Mimmo as our guide.

Philip Culotta

United States
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Tour: #248140, Sicilian Heritage Tour: Contessa Entellina, Messina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/16

Mimmo was the best tour guide we have experienced. He is very knowledgeable and personable. He gives insights of the history of the country and the current government policies that shape the country. Our tour was the most informative and enjoyable experience on our tour of Sicily and Italy. In fact, the Sicily tour was the highlight of the trip. I highly recommend Mimmo.

Kevin (Michael) Ruljancich

Australia
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Tour: #246136, Etna and Taormina - Private Shore Excursion (6-8 hours), Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/16

Very knowledgeable. Great car. Excellent English

Anthony D'Amico

United States
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Tour: #160948, Agrigento Tour - A Major Goal for Travelers in Sicily - Full Day, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 2/16

Our group was very pleased with the tour of Agrigento conducted by Mimmo; he spent a lot of time providing all the important historical & archelogical details of the site which greatly enhanced our appreciation of what we were seeing. Mimmo was also very personable as well which is important when you spend so much time together.

Anthony D'Amico

United States
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Tour: #122067, Palermo, Monreale plus Panoramic Monte Pellegrino - Private Tour with a local Guide, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 1/16

Mimi provided a great walking tour of Palewrmo making sure we visited all of the key areas of the city and then proceeded to provided amazing details regarding the historical background of Monreale and the amazing Churh in a cave at Mt. Pelegrino.

Petrina Marks

United Kingdom
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Tour: #238608, Marsala, Erice plus Salt Pans Coast Tour: for Wine and Panorama Lovers, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/16

A great day out exploring the Tripani region. Our tour guide Mimmo was excellent and so knowledgeable about the local area. The scenic tour was stunning and the Pellegrino winery in Marsala which Mimmo took us to was fascinating. The best part of the day was Erice with its tiny cobbled streets and its air of medieval mystery. I particularly loved the 40 year old sweet shop. A huge thank you goes to Mimmo for making our day so interesting and also giving us insight in to Sicilian life and culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for being here in Sicily and enjoying the day.

Lisa Bardetta

Italy
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Tour: #176451, Selinunte - Discover this archeological marvel among the most important in the Mediterranean, Selinunte, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/16

Mimmo was very knowledgable and engaging - even with two children under 10 in our group - patiently answering their questions and expanding on their interest even if it had nothing to do with the tour (pine cones?!). He also went out of his way to help us find the meeting place and provide general information on touring Sicily and other sites. Very highly recommended. Would definitely book other tours with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa, I hope you 2 and the girls, had a great time in Sicily. Thank you.

Lena Anderson

United States
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Tour: Agrigento and Scala dei Turchi Beach, Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Experiences with people like You mould my life. Thank You.

Scott Noyes

United States
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Tour: Taormina and Savoca - Coppola's Godfather Location, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 26/16

If your planning a trip to Sicily you have to go to Savoca and Taormina. I highly recommend booking with Mimmo. We had a great time with him as our guide. He took us to the most breath taking locations for photos. Taormina was our favorite place in Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It’s easy when you have enjoyable people like you ! Grazie.

Andrea (Andy) Lombardo

Australia
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Tour: #241894, Tour for June, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/16

My husband, myself and 7 members of his family visited Sicily recently. We wished to trace his roots and see Alcemo and Palermo, but had no real itinerary. Mimmo was infinitely patient in somehow managing to get nine people of varying ages to come up with a plan. He offered a variety of ways to transport all of us and met each change of plan with patience and efficiency. Result: 3 days of reminiscing and good food and wine together with seeing wonderful areas we wouldn't have dreamed of without him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: June, Andy and the rest of family members (including wonderful ladies from Australia and other parts of the world, wish you all the best. Thank You.

Leslie Mcgavran

United States
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Tour: #243035, Etna, Cyclops Coast and Alcantara Gorges - Private Tour, Catania, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/16

Mimmo -is a pleasure to spend your time with Knowledgeable, kind, peaceful, a great pathfinder. We put our trust in Mimmo, and he over delivered. He knows, history, gelato, architecture, super fine cuisine, and all at a pace that is artful as it is dis-arming. This guy is good!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, sounds like you enjoyed the 360° tour in Sicily.

Phyllis Grover

United States
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Tour: #224275, Private Siracusa & Noto Tour - World Heritage Sites - from Taormina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/16

Mimmo was an outstanding guide. He knew a great deal about the archeological history of Noto, Ortigia, and Siracusa. He took us to a wonderful luncheon place where locals eat. He had a very pleasing personalty and was very patient. We would recommend him and this tour highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Only because it was your birthday… Another 100 of these !! Thanks to you.

Kathleen Frankovic

United States
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Tour: #234667, Half Day Segesta and Trapani - Private Shore Excursion, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

This was an excellent introduction to Sicily, both to the site st Segesta and the city of Trapani. Mimmo explained the history of the area, what we know and what we may not know, and gave us an insight into the people's who have lived here. We especially loved his suggestion for lunch -- typical Sicilian food served at the Segesta site's cafeteria. An unexpected location for wonderful food!

Melody Lombardo

United States
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Tour: #116560, Segesta & Monreale Tour for Melody, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/16

Loved his passion for history and ability to keep your attention. Hope to see him again on a future trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Everything worked out well at the end. Nice working with you. Ciao.

Brian Ross

Idaho, 83340, United States
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Tour: #141430, Selinunte - Discover this archeological marvel which is considered among the most important in the Mediterranean, Selinunte, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/16

Mimmo is a fantastic guide. He is 100% reliable and everything you want with a great guide. His knowledge and information about Sicily is endless, conversations are informative, lively and always very interesting. He speaks perfect English and is extremely easy to be with. He has his own very nice car and is an excellent driver. Mimmo guides throughout Sicily and he will customize your program specially for you. He can also guide large groups and will organize bus or van transportation as needed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a nice Advertisement…Many Thanks also for my perfect English (it isn’t..)

Joe Lazzara

United States
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Tour: #184913, Your Roots Tour in Sicily, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

Mimmo did a wonderful job on our "Roots Tour in Sicily" for our family of 8 people.. He was prompt, patient and polite. He was especially patient with my elderly parents, who needed mobility assistance. It was a wonderful and memorable day, thanks to Mimmo. I would recommend him without hesitation for a wonderful Sicilian Tour. Thank you, Mimmo!!

Josie Troquille

United States
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Tour: #179841, Corleone & Bisacquino, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

The best tour we had during the entire trip. Mimmo made this trip for us so memorable. He is very educated and knows his history. We felt very comfortable as if we had known him previously. I can't say enough good about Mimmo and I am so glad I picked him for our guide. In the future if I have a chance to use this company again it will always be Mimmo.

John Coloso

United States
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Tour: #146961, Segesta, Trapani & Erice Tour - Including the Salt Pans, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 2/16

Mimo did a great job! I would book with him again if I ever get back to Sicily.

Diana Korting

United States
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Tour: #179841, Corleone & Palazzo Adriano, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 29/16

Mimmo is without a doubt the best guide out there! He is knowledgeable and understands the client and the need for them to take away great memories from Sicily. I would highly recommend him for a tour to anywhere on Sicily!

Kenneth James

United States
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Tour: #182684, Palermo & Segesta - Norman and Greek Heritage - Trapani Shore Excursion with licensed Guide, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 17/16

Very fun guide

Michelle N.

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Tour: #160777, Selinunte - Discover Tour into the less known south western part of Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 13/15

Mimmo showed us sights on Sicily that I never thought I would see in my lifetime. His knowledge of the area and sensitivity to our needs (two of us were older) was wonderful. In addition, his pride in his home island was heartwarming. I hope to be able to visit Sicily again and, if that happens, you can be sure I will be booking another tour with Mimmo.

Brenda Nazari Robati

United States
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Tour: #121835, 3 Hours Walking Tour in Palermo - The Best Way to Discover and Meet the City, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 12/15

This was a very nice experience that was personalized for us. The tour guide was attentive, knowledgeable, flexible, and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed the tour and the gelato that ended it all! Thank you.

Elisabeth Muhr

United States
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Tour: #179841, Cefalù & Palermo Walking Tour - The Arab-Norman architecture is a World Heritage Site, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/15

We had a terrific tour with Mimmo today. His knowledge, passion and explanations of Palermo and Sicily were fascinating and we wish we had more time to spend with him to get to know this wonderful island. First we walked around Palermo, getting a very clear overview of the sights and history; in the afternoon we went to Cefalu. The only draw-back was that the church with the famous mosaics was closed-therefore only 4 stars! BUT: we'll be back next year with Mimmo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m happy to know you enjoyed your day in Sicily. It was a pleasure for me, too. Unfortunately, churches in Italy, and in Cefalù as well, in the afternoon very often are closed, sorry !

Manuel Mejido

United States
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Tour: #121656, Lovely Cefalù & Madonie Mountains - Find a piece of authentic Sicily, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 28/15

We had a wonderful time in Cefalu with Mimmo. He's an excellent guide and we would highly recommend him.

Andy Adams

Arlington, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: Experience Sicily, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 13/15

Mimmo is the ideal guide, worth more than his fee. He knows Sicily and the history and architecture and ruins and roads and restaurants. We were 2 couples traveling in a big van to accommodate the 5 of us and the luggage. I have probably driven close to 200,000km in Europe, so I have no problems. Even so, it was a real pleasure to have Mimmo do the driving. He was really interested in our interests and what we wanted and met those. Would that I could find someone like him for every trip. MANY THANKS

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andy, thank you, but I won’t raise my fee.. Your satisfaction is my pleasure. Say hello to Liz and the others.

Kenneth Rizzuto

United States
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Tour: #116555, Your Roots Tours - Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/15

My intention for visiting Corleone, Sicily was not to take a standard tour. It was to experience, in the very short time of one day, a little of the life of my great-grandparents who immigrated to America. I also wanted to do a little genealogy research to determine if my great-grandfather, my bisnonno, had any siblings. I had a hand full of wishes on my "bucket list" that was not going to be satisfied by a standard tour. Mimmo checked off every item in my list! Multu Grazii!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad the experience in Sicily fulfilled your hopes. Wish you the best. Thank you.

Gail Choberka

United States
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Tour: #160777, South Coast - Castelvetrano & Selinunte - Full Day Tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/15

Gail and her family were ecstatic with the tour you provided for them. They expressed your knowledge, courtesy and professionalism. Thank you for your wonderful assistance and providing such great service. We will certainly request your tour services with any new clients visiting Sicily. Ania's World Travel

Barry Beckerman

United States
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Tour: #121835, 3 Hours Walking Tour in Palermo - The Best Way to Discover and Meet the City, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/15

We had a perfect tour mixing historical Polermo with the reality of modern day life in the city with refreshing candor covering each.

John Randolph

United States
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Tour: #59334, The Valley of the Temples - Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/15

Mimmo is very knowledgeable and engaging. We liked him so much, we invited him out to lunch afterwards.

Frederick M.

Mahwah, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #116560, Segesta & Monreale - Two must-see high spots, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/15

MIMMO was your total professional, extremely knowledgeable, very pleasant and always courteous. We were in very good hands and very pleased with the tours he chose; Segesta and Monreale. At the end of our short time available, Mimmo added a mini tour of Palermo's highlights, which was an unexpected bonus. The Murphys, Cheresnicks and Coughlins.

John Randolph

United States
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Tour: #121835, 3 Hours Walking Tour in Palermo - The Best Way to Discover and Meet the City, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/15

Mimmo is very knowledgable and engaging.

Joan Leska

United States
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Tour: #160948, Agrigento Tour - World Heritage - Full Day Tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 30/15

Our time with Mimmo was the highlight of our trip to Sicily. He is a very engaging knowledgeable and clearly experienced guide. The trip to and from Agrigento, as well as the actual time there, was also delightful and rich as Mimmo knew and shared a good deal of information and history along the way. We left feeling it was a very enriching experience to be with him and learn/experience the beauty of Sicily. We also always felt in good hands with Mimmo who was both professional and personable. Thanks Mimmo

Joan Leska

United States
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Tour: #121835, 3 Hours Walking Tour in Palermo - The Best Way to Discover and Meet the City, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 28/15

Our walking tour with Mimmo was a wonderful way to get to know the rich and beautiful history of Palermo.He is so knowledgeable! And, has lots of good stories both of the history of Palermo and the current people and culture. We would have never known Palermo like we were able to without Mimmo. He is very professional so we felt in good hands and engaging which made our time fun and enriching. Should we ever return to Sicily, which we hope to do, we would certainly seek out Mimmo. One of the best. Thanks

Julie Wright

Australia
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Tour: #122067, Palermo & Monreale - Private Sightseeing Tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 30/15

Mimmo is a great guide. We really learnt a lot about the history and daily life of Palermo. Without this tour we would not have understood the city We are happy to recommend this tour with Mimmo

Alex Wolin

United States
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Tour: #121835, Walking Tour in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/15

Mimmo is simply the best. A local Sicilian with a true love for the history, people and culinary extravaganza that is western Sicily, he made the city experience a fantastic family oriented gastronomic and educational experience. If you want to find out why Palermo is such a wonderful melting pot, you must spend some time with this man..five stars is Not enough..I give him 6!!!!! Andy Scottsdale, as,usa

Wilmi Corallo

South Africa
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Tour: #59334, Agrigento - The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/15

Excellent guide and extremely helpful. Mimmo was vastly knowledgeable about the temples of Agrigento and provided us with a comprehensive history of the area and Sicily in general in a short amount of time without ever making us feel rushed. Mimmo was also very understanding and helpful to the challenges of travelling with an elderly mother and infant child. It was a pleasure to meet Mimmo. He was very charming and friendly and I would definitely ask him to guide us again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Cecil Farris

Murray, KENTUCKY (KY), United States
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Tour: #146961, Erice & Segesta - Shore Excursion from Trapani or Palermo, Trapani, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/15

We truly enjoyed our tour with Mimmo. He had some very interesting and often philosophical stories to tell.

Sondra Ettlinger

United States
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Tour: #160944, West coast trip - Erice, Segesta and Trapani, Erice, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/15

Mimmo was the perfect guide with the right combination of local stories, and history of the area. He was especially good at meeting the variety of needs of the individuals in our group. We appreciated his flexibility and his ability to execute the itinerary which we had agreed on. Everything went smoothly thanks to his great guiding skills.

Pamela Dunlop

Australia
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Tour: #86360, West coast trip - Selinunte, Erice & Segesta, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/15

Mimmo was absolutely spot on, just as you would hope for top dollar service and value! He was generous with his time and provided lots of factual, interesting information. No hesitation in highly recommending him. Also toursby locals kept us up to date and were very efficient,

Cynthia Darlington

New Zealand
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Tour: #86360, West coast trip - Erice, Segesta & Castellammare, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/15

Our tour to Erice and the west coast was our second tour with Mimmo. I can only repeat my praise of him as a guide. In addition to his wonderful knowledge, he also has a great sense of humour. I could not ask for anything more. Wonderful experiences all round.

Cynthia Darlington

New Zealand
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Tour: #160948, Agrigento - World Heritage, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/15

Mimmo is a wonderful guide. He is brimming with information, historical and current.Arigento is a great spot to visit. Mimmo made our days absolutely memorable.

Helen MacArthur

Australia
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Tour: #121656, Lovely Cefalù & the Madonie Mountains, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/15

LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND Spend a great day visiting Cefalu and Castelbuono. Mimmo was an excellent guide and the day was run very well. This is a really lovely way to spend your day out of Palermo to see the real Sicily and taste some great food. Great value.

Judy C.

United States
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Tour: #116555, Your Roots Tours - Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/15

We were on a family trip to Sicily to see our family hometown. Our tour guide Mimmo was fabulous and I highly recommend him. He picked us up on time and gave a great tour of getting to the town. Mimmo is very friendly and his knowledge and great tour was impeccable. His recommendation for our Easter dinner was fabulous, we are still talking about it......Can't wait to come back!!

Mike Robillard

United States
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Tour: #121835, Walking Tour in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 14/15

I took three tours with Mimmo. A walking Palermo tour, a vineyard tour and an archaeological tour. All were terrific. Smart, funny, timely and very personable, Mimmo made my trip to Sicily very memorable. A trip with Mimmo is a trip you won't forget. He's great.

Rosina Molinari

Argentina
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Tour: #59676, Palermo, Erice and Segesta., Segesta, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/14

I am a frequent traveller and this is the first time I hire a private guide. The experience was fantastic, Mimmo is a charming and educated person with a huge knowledge of history. Visiting Palermo, Erice and Segesta together was great. I learnt and have fun at the same time. I deeply enjoyed it. By the way I highly recommend to spend time in the west area of Sicily. I found it much more interesting and beautiful than the more known east area.

Jerry Neuwirth

United States
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Tour: #56106, Discover Selinunte - an Archeological Marvel !, Selinunte, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/14

Mimmo was great. Knowledgeable, patient with excellent English

Basil Minickene

United States
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Tour: #116555, Lercara Friddi and Cinisi, Lercara Friddi, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 31/14

We traveled to Sicily as part of our 11 day cruise.Met Mimmo in Palermo and traveled to Lercara Friddi & Cinisi.Mimmo gave us a brief history of the area as we drove through the beautiful country side.Arriving in each town,Mimmo talked with to the residents in an attempt to find family roots.Although not successful the experience was unforgettably.Had some terrific pastries,expresso and gelato.This trip and a similar visit to Naples were the highlight of our cruise. Bravo and Grazia Mimmo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really happy for you to consider the tour a highlight of your vacation. It was a pleasure to take you around and to your roots in Sicily. Thank you for all. Mimmo.

Diego Quijano

Panama
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Tour: Visit Sicily - take a private tour, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Nov 5/13

We were a big group and so we wanted a private tour with a bus and driver to take us around Sicily to the main sights. Domenico arranged everything for us splendidly and was helpful in making decisions to maximize our time. He was our guide at times and at others arranged for another local guide to give us the tours. His restaurant recommendations were all excellent bets as well.

Dawn Hamill

United States
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Tour: Selinunte & Segesta, Selinunte, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 11/13

Mimmo arrived in a nice clean car, which was large for Sicily. Plus a good driver! His English was great, he had great knowledge of the sights. He was friendly, and easy to talk to about his island, the culture. We asked to stop for cappuccino, he located a great quick place to start our morning. A great wine shop later where we had lunch, wine & olive oil tasting. The sights were just incredible, again giving us so much more information then we could get by a guidebook. Plus a bonus stop by the sea.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you some of the great heritages we've got on the Island. Having "on board" such interesting persons it comes natural to involve them with the different topics. Thank you very much for enjoying the tour and..the cappuccino.