Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy by Tour Guide Alessandro R.

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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Alessandro R.
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John Forster

United Kingdom
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Oct 29/19

Very enthusiastic guide who modified the tour speed and places visited to our needs and timings. Knowledgeable & informative. A great recommendation for lunch as well. Would definitely not hesitate to use him again, if only all tour guides were this good! as above

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Many thanks for such a great feedback, which I appreciate even more since done by a very traveled guest. It was an intense and pleasant walking tour for me too. I really hope to guide you again in some other extraordinary sites. Best wishes, Alessandro

Michael Catanzaro

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 10/19

Wonderful tour guide, knowledgeable, interesting, informative and easy to follow, would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Nice to read your kind comment on our tour in Siracusa, which I enjoyed very much. You and your friends were interested and curious and it was such a pleasure to talk about the history and archaeology of this wonderful city. Thank you very much and I can't wait to meet you again. Best regards, Alessandro

Thomas Modica

Italy
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Aug 12/19

We did a half day tour with Alessandro in Ortigya. He was excellent !! Very knowledgeable And attentive to our group needs . Always on time and clear about what the days plan would be . Highly recommend him for this tour !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Thomas, Thank you again for you feedback. I enjoyed very much the time spent with you and your family. Can't wait to guide you again. Alessandro

Adriana Kertzer

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Aug 9/19

Absolutely FANTASTIC guide. We did a tour of Ortigia focused on Siracusa's Jewish history. Alessandro was the best guide I have ever had in my life. Let me count the ways: - extremely knowledgable about the subject - a nuanced understanding of history an immigration patterns - came prepared with visuals (laminated images and texts, books, etc.) - energetic (the tour was long and Alessandro never seemed to tire!) - curiosity (he also wanted to learn from us about related topics we were passionate about)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adriana, I'm very glad to read your kind words about our tour in Ortygia, which was absolutely outstanding for the information we exchanged and the topics we delve deep into. To talk with you and wander around the alleys of Ortygia has been a unique experience, which I will keep in my heart for a long time. Thank you very much for everything. Best wishes, Alessandro

Carrie Anderson

Australia
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Jul 12/19

Alessandro was a wonderful guide. His knowledge of ancient history, the town of Siracusa and the region is amazing. We had a fantastic tour with him that covered both the ancient ruins and the old town. He brought the deep history of this region to life for adults and teenagers alike. We will definitely book him in advance for our next visit. Thank you Alessandro!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carrie, Thank you for writing such a kind review on your tour in Siracusa. Your children and their passion for history made it very special. Can't wait to meet you again. Best regards, Alessandro

Diane Seed

Italy
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: May 27/19

Alessandro inspires the group with his passion for Sicily. An excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Nice to read your feedback, which is much appreciated as you are a super traveled person. It was a pleasure to guide your group, they were absolutely interested and curious; the best guests! I hope to guide your next group very soon. All the best, Alessandro

Jeryl Paris

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: May 14/19

Alessandro was one of the most enthusiastic guides we have had. We were so lucky to learn from someone so knowledgeable. Thank you so much Alessandro!

David Nicholds

Australia
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Apr 19/19

Alessandro arrived punctually at the door of our accommodation and treated us to a comprehensive tour of Ortygia. He was knowledgable and friendly and has a real passion for the history of the area. He was responsive to our questions and gave us some helpful advice for our further travels in Sicily. He set us up well for an enjoyable 5 day stay in Syracuse.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Many thanks for your nice comment on your tour with me in Ortygia. It has been a pleasure to guide you throughout the multi-layer heritage of this great city. All the best, Alessandro

Michael Tuchman

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 10/18

We had a wonderful walking tour with Alessandro this morning. We found him to be prompt,professional and very knowledgeable ...his back round in archaeology was an added bonus! He tailored our tour specifically to our needs. We highly recommend Alessandro.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your nice review. It was just a pleasure to guide you in Siracusa this morning. Your knowledge and warmth made me enjoy our walking in Ortigia and inside the Neapolis Archaeological Park. I hope to meet you again. All the best, Alessandro

Shelley Sella

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Aug 21/18

Alessandro was an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and warm guide. His passion for archeology, history and culture was infectious. He gave us a thorough explanation of the area's complicated history and went out of his way to address all of our specific interest in Jewish antiquities. He gave us great recommendations for other sites, activities and places to eat. Because of him, our appreciation of the area was greatly magnified. He was always punctual and professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelley, I cannot thank you enough for these great words on your tour in Ortygia with me. It was such a pleasure to share the great Jewish archaeological heritage of Siracusa with you. Thanks again. Alessandro

Corina Kahan

Australia
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: May 25/18

Alesssandro was a truly fantastic guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and kind. Not only was he an expert on archaeology, architecture and history but he was also a very enthusiastic foodie and gave us excellent recommendations everywhere we went. We are so glad we booked a tour with Alessandro as it made a huge difference to our holiday and our understanding of the places we visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Corina, What a nice pleasure to read your comment on our tour in Siracusa. Thank you very much for it. I spent such a nice time with your family! You were much more than normal clients. All the best, Alessandro

Shelly Kupfer

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Apr 23/18

Alessandro was an exceptional tour guide. His passion was contagious. He modified the tour to our interests. He is so knowledgable and made Siracusa a magical place to visit. He is highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelly, What a nice pleasure to read your great feedback on your tour with me in Ortygia. Thank you for it! I enjoyed that walking with your family very much. I hope to meet you very soon again. All the best, Alessandro

Eric Elowitz

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Oct 9/17

We had the Siracusa/Ortygia tour with Alessandro and would highly recommend him. He was extremely knowledgeable and brought the history and architecture to life. The tour was varied and we especially enjoyed seeing the open-air market. Alessandro was easy to communicate with and gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation. Would strongly recommend him as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric, Many thanks for your nice review, it has been a real pleasure to guide you in this great city. All the best, Alessandro

Denise C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 13/17

Alessandro really brought the history of Ortygia to life. He was interesting and entertaining and took us to places we would never have found on our own. We would thoroughly recommend him as a guide and if we ever have the opportunity of using him again we would certainly do so.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Thank you very much for writing this nice feedback on your tour with me in Ortigia. It has been much appreciated. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Julia M.

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 12/17

We have traveled extensively and had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful guides but Alessandro was by far the most knowledge and enthusiastic. His passion for history is contagious. I wish we had more time to discover Sicily through his eyes. Hope to be back one day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julia, No words to thank you enough for your wonderful feedback! It has been a great pleasure to guide you and your friends in Siracusa. I enjoyed your company and passion for history so much. I hopeto see you again. All the best, Alessandro

Joanne Cataldo

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: May 28/17

We had a great time on this tour. Very knowledgeable guide who clearly loves what he is talking about.. Especially enjoyed the Mikvah in the former Jewish quarter and seeing the Caravaggio. Great way to jntroduce yourself to Ortygua!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joanne, Nice to read your comment on your half-day tour in Siracusa. Thank you so much! I hope to guide you again in some other parts of south-eastern Sicily. Best wishes, Alessandro

Manuel Bauer

Germany
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: May 3/17

Alessandro is a fantastic guide, knowledgeable, humorous and just a kind and nice person. It was a real pleasure to have him as our guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Manuel, Many thanks for your prompt and nice comment on your tour in Siracusa with me. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Italy! Best wishes, Alessandro

Anthony Angeli

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Feb 28/17

A great 4-hour private walking tour of Ortygia plus the Archaeological Park. Alessandro's expertise as an archaeologist made the tour most interesting and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Many thanks for writing this nice feedback. I spent such a nice morning with you. All the best, Alessandro

Carol Gladstone

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Oct 23/16

"Walking in Ortygia" doesn't begin to describe this wonderful guided experience. Alessandro is an extremely well informed archeologist who took us to a number of impressive Siracusa sites (that we could not have walked to from our Ortygia hotel); his commentary on their significance made them much more fascinating. Completing our tour of ancient Greek, Roman, Catholic, Moor and Norman sites, he somehow found time to take us on a very pleasant and very informative walk through Ortygia ending at our hotel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, Many thanks for taking some time to write this wonderful feedback. We had such an intense 4-hour tour in Siracusa even thanks to your knowledge and culture. I hope I'll be lucky to meet you again. Best wishes, Alessandro

Herman Van Karnebeek

Netherlands
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 29/16

Alessandro is a pleasant guide and knowledgeable about his bussiness and is one time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Herman, Many thanks for spending your time to write this kind review. It was a pleasure to guide you and your friends in Syracuse. I hope to meet you again sooner or later. All the best, Alessandro

Leslie Caswell

Canada
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Leslie!

Marguerite Gire

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 9/16

We would give Alessandro more than 5 stars if that option existed. Knowledgeable and able to communicate his knowledge

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marguerite, Many thanks for paying me this nice compliment. I know how much it is complicated to speak about some difficult topics in an easy way. I'm happy you have appreciated this side of my guiding style. I hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Alessandro

Victor Arrington

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Mar 17/16

Alessandro is very knowledgable and articulate. This combined with great friendliness and deep passion for his subject matter make for a great tour. I highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victor, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It was a real pleasure to guide you in Syracuse and delve into the Cartaginian and Athenian sieges. I hope to meet you again and speak more about Greek history and archaeology. Warmest regards, Alessandro

Cindy Johnson

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Mar 14/16

Our tour in Ortigia and Siracusa was incredible! Alessandro was passionate, knowledgeable, and very informative. He made the Roman theater come alive with his historical and archaeological background. This was our first visit to Sicily and Alessandro made it a memorable experience for us. Thank you Alessandro. Aaron and Cindy Johnson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aaron and Cindy, I have not enough words to thank you for your nice review and the great time we spent together in Siracusa. I hope to meet you again and have another nice experience. All the best, Alessandro

Martha F.

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Jul 24/15

Alessandro is a fabulous guide. He is tremendously enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable. He made the monuments, ruins and streets of Ortigia come alive. We felt lucky to have met him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, I was lucky to meet you too. Thank you very much for your kind words. Enjoy your holiday in Sicily! Best regards, Alessandro

Peter Wilkinson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Jun 2/15

Very knowledgeable about archaeology and architecture, and suitable for people with a specific interest in those topics. Good English and very enthusiastic.

Judy Liu

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Mar 10/15

Very helpful and knowledgeable. Alessandro extends well beyond the normal call of duty to make sure our visitors enjoy Syracuse and understand the various cultural and historical aspects of the country. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Syracuse is a not to be missed town in Sicily and it's always a pleasure to guide my customers among Greek and Roman archaeological ruins and Medieval and Baroque monuments. Thank you again Judy. Alessandro

Jerry Neuwirth

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 18/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for all these stars!

Mary Myerson

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 9/14

Alessandro showed us the Archaeological Park and Catacombs in Siracusa, and we had a short visit, with him, to Ortygia. He is a beautifully educated archaeologist with a love of his country, and he devotes himself to helping others understand it, as well. He has an exceptionally human touch, as well, and as I forgot to mention to him, today, his "Mama" would be proud of him: he is not only well-educated and an excellent English speaker, he is a gentleman, as well. We had a wonderful day.

Matt Howson

United States
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Tour: #124090, Walking in Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Jun 25/14

Great energy and enthusiasm. Incredibly knowledgeable about architecture history wine and food. Provided interesting details to each building. Adapted to the kids. Very flexible. A pleasure to be with. Matt howson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Matt, Thank you very much for your great comment, it has been a pleasure to read it and know you spent a great time with me. Say hallo to all your beautiful family. All the best Alessandro R.