Michael McCarthyUnited States
Allesandro is an excellent and informative guide. A wealth of knowledge. He's very friendly and accommodating. My highest recommendation and rating !!!������
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind words. It was a wonderful tour even for me. Your passion for history and architecture made this experience memorable. I hope to me you again very soon. Best regards, Alessandro
Eve MenschUnited States
I have been on tours all over the world and Alessandro's was simply the best. He was incredibly well informed not only about the archaeological sites we were seeing but about Sicily's more modern history as well. The day flew by and my only thought was that I wished I had booked him for additional tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eve, Your feedback made me so happy and thrilled, and I cannot thank you enough for it. You have been such wonderful guests and I have been honored to guide you in this gorgeous city. I really hope to meet you soon again and have another exciting tour in south-eastern Sicily. All the best, Alessandro
Carroll KlettUnited States
Alessandro is fabulous! We have done many tours all over the world and he is one of our best! If you come to Sicily and can take a tour for the day with him do not miss this opportunity to experience his beloved Sicily. He has strong English skills, great recommendations, marvelous knowledge of area and history and great food recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carroll, No words for the wonderful comment you did on your tour with me. It was such a nice pleasure to be with you in Noto and its surroundings. Thank you again for the wonderful company. Can't wait to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro
Renee Turano NovelleUnited States
Alessandro was an incredible tour guide fit for an incredible city. Be prepared to walk quite a bit, but every step is worth the energy! Alessandro is incredibly well versed in Greek and Roman history and paints a picture of the past around you as you walk. He also speaks fluent English, so don't be afraid to miss something in translation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renee, What a pleasure to read your nice feedback on your tour in Siracusa with me. To guide you and your children has been a real pleasure. Than you again and let's keep in touch. Best wishes, Alessandro
Erle ShawUnited Kingdom
Alessandro was both charming and knowledgeable, he was able to answer questions on all aspects of the history of Syracuse from ancient times to modern day. He took us all over the city and showed us all aspects of life in Syracuse then and now. He suggested an excellent restaurant for lunch where we had a fantastic fish meal followed by a trip to a great gelateria. Thank you Alessandro for a wonderful and memorable day in beautiful Syracuse.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erle, Thank you for writing this kind feedback on your off the beaten path tour in Siracusa. It's always great to have the opportunity to guide stimulating guests like you. Thank you again and see you soon. Alessandro
Nicholas PoulosUnited States
Alessandro is very knowledgable and a great communicator. It is not often you can tour with your own personal archaeologist. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicholas, Many thanks for your kind feedback on your tour in Siracusa. It was a pleasure to visit the city with a Greek-Italian couple from US, very interested and intellectually curious about the cultural heritage of this city. Hope to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro
Hernando Ruiz-JimenezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hernando, Thank you for rating me. I hope you enjoyed your tour in Siracusa. All the best, Alessandro
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Jennifer ArlenUnited States
Alessandro is one of the best guides we have ever had--and we regularly hire guides. We also often do our own research before going on a trip. He taught us an amazing amount. I would use him again in a heartbeat. His english also is excellent and he is a great person to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jannifer, Many thanks for writing such a striking review on your tour in Siracusa. It has been just a honor and a real pleasure to spend a day with you. Thank you again. Best wishes, Alessandro
Todd BostwickUnited States
Alessandro was a fantastic guide in Syracuse! His training as an archaeologist and his knowledge of Syracuse history made him the perfect guide. His passion for his country and his love of archaeology shows. We learned a lot from him, and he has a great sense of humor, which made the two days we spent with him a memorable experience. We give him our highest rating possible. Thank you Alessandro!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Todd, Thank you so much for your amazing review on your tours with me in Siracusa, Pantalica and Palazzolo Acreide. It has been a pleasure and a real honor to guide a brilliant colleague uncovering this side of Sicily. I'm sure we'll meet again. Warmest regards, Alessandro
Our day with Allessandro was jam-packed with amazing information and interesting facts. We learnt so much! The day began with a huge thunderstorm. Allessandro was able to be flexible with his plans to maximise his time with us. I can highly recommend Allessandro to any one interested in the history of Siracuse or in fact any part of the ancient world. This has been the best tour we have done so far.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan, Many thanks for your kind review on your tour in Siracusa with me. I enjoyed every single minute spent with you. Thank you for you company and your great interest and enthusiasm. All the best, Alessandro
Anthony RayUnited Kingdom
Alessandro was a fantastic guide: knowledgeable and charming company as well. He brought Syracuse to life for us through his obvious passion and love of archaeology and classical history. All of our family agreed that the tour was the stand out event of our holiday. Not only did we see the better known sites, like the temple of Apollo and the Duomo, but we saw some delightful places like the Jewish baths in Ortigia that we'd never have found by ourselves. I highly recommend Alessandro.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Many thank for writing such a nice review on your tour with me in Siracusa. It has been a great experience to guide your family along the thousand-year old history of this beautiful city. Thanks again. All the best, Alessandro
Linda LarsonUnited States
Alessandro is one of the best guides we have ever had. He has a true passion for Greek and Roman history, and deep subject matter expertise. He is very engaging and welcomes questions. If we are able to come to Sicily, we hope to tour with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It was great to discover the archaeological heritage of Siracuse with such passionate people like you. Thank you again and keep in touch. Best wishes, Alessandro
John HilgenbergStevenson, MARYLAND, United States
We were lucky to have Alessandro show us Ragusa and Syracuse on two different days. A practicing archaeologist, Alessandro seems to know everything about the places we visited with him: the history, geography, architecture, geology, 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 unscheduled glitches with resourcefulness and great good cheer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your tours in south-eastern Sicily with me. I had a great time with you and your wife, and I was delighted to share what I know with such interested people. All the best, Alessandro
Susan FennesseyUnited States
This tour was wonderful. My family, including two teenage boys whom Alessandro engaged very well, enjoyed it immensely. We all learned a lot and were impressed both by the sites and with Alessandro's informative explanations. Alessandro is a great tour guide - knowledgeable, easy going, fun and flexible and was able to bring the sites -- especially the Euralio Castle -- to life for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Many thanks for writing such a beautiful review about your tour in Siracusa with me. It was great to visit the Eurialo Castle and the other archaeological sites with your children. I hope to see you very soon. All the best, Alessandro
Denise FazioUnited States
Highly recommend this tour with Alessandro. He is extremely knowledgeable, articulate and passionate about the history of Syracuse. Our tour lasted the whole day and time flew by because it was so engaging.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Many thanks for writing this wonderful review about your tour in Siracusa with me. It was such a pleasure to know you and your family and delve into all the aspects of the thousand-year old history of this city. I hope to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro
Roger SheffieldAtlanta, GA, United States
Warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed are time with Alessandro and now consider him to be a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roger, Many thanks for your nice words. Even though we just spent 2 days together, it's like if I know you for ages. I'm sure we'll meet again very soon. Cheers, Alessandro
Ellen MoskowitzUnited States
Alessandro provided an unusually in-depth explanation of the ruins of Syracuse and tour of Ortygia which is not available from the sites as they do not feature audio tours or similar self- guides. Our group of 12 learned much more and saw much more than they ever could have on their own, plus we had a truly delicious lunch mid-day which was a great break in the heat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, Many thanks for writing this nice review about your tour with me in Syracuse. It was so funny to guide you inside the Neapolis Archaeological Park and in Ortygia. I hope to meet you again. Warmest regards, Alessandro
Eileen ConnollyUnited States
Alessandro was very knowledgable, passionate, highly professional, courteous and welcoming. My daughter and I learned more in one tour than we could have learned by ourselves. Alessandro has a vast knowledge of history, archaeology, religions, and mythology. He was dedicated to providing my daughter and me with interesting and entertaining stories of the many layers of history of Siracusa explored through its many treasured archaeological sites that are being enjoyed each day with new activities.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, Thank you very much for writing this nice feedback. I had such a great day with you and your doughter. It's always a pleasure to be with people that are so interested in learning. I hope to see you again. All the best, Alessandro
Lynda HerringUnited States
My husband and I enjoyed every moment of our three days with Alessandro. His expertise in history, archaeology, art, and architecture is matched only by his enthusiasm, good humor, kindness, and consideration. In sum, this tour was everything we could have asked for and more. We started out with ideas of what we wanted to see and do, but we also adjusted activities as we went. We'd love to tour with Alessandro again! We had an unforgettably wonderful visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynda, Many thanks for your kind words. I spent three outstanding and thrilling days with you. We saw a Sicily uncovered even thanks to your curiosity for everything. I also learnt a lot of things by you. I'd love to tour with you again too. See you soon, Alessandro
Ann WeeksUnited States
This tour and Allesandro made our trip to Siracusa. A must to understand what you are seeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ann! I will never forget your interest and joy for this tour in Syracuse
Maria J WrightUnited States
Alessandro was an excellent guide with incredible knowledge about Greek history. He made the ruins come alive for us in a way we would have never appreciated without his expertise. We enjoyed the conversation and the wonderful restaurant he took us to in Sirakusa. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, Nice to read your feedback. I spent a perfect day with you in Siracusa. It's always easier to guide people so interested as you were. I hope to see you again. Thank you so much. Best regards, Alessandro
Steven HillUnited States
Alessandro was a fabulous guide. He is a trained archaeologist and his knowledge about the ruins was sensational. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steve, Thank you so much for your nice feedback about the day with me in Siracusa. I hope to have you and your kind wife again in Sicily. All the best, Alessandro