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Great day out in Siracusa and Noto. Francesco, our guide, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about all the spots we visited. He really made our day! The all booking process was pretty smooth except one call I received the day before telling me that my pick up location had changed. After looking it up on the map I called them back and managed to reconfirm the original pick up location which was ultimately more convenient for us. Besides that and wishing to spend more time in Ortigia, everything was fine. We also enjoyed the food and drinks provided and the other customers we met during the tour.
We had a really good tour! The guide was very sweet and extremely knowledgeable of Siracusa and the history of the city and Sicily in general. It was only us and one other couple and the guide spoke both Spanish and English perfectly. The reason for 4 rather than 5 starts is that the focus on the tour was a bit more on Siracusa and history than on the food and wine. It also complemented each other and the food and wine was still very tasty and interesting, but if one was expecting a "pure" wine/food tour, it might not have met expectations. Anyway, can be recommended!
We learned more about Syracuse, Notto, Catania, Sicily, the Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Normans, Phoenicians and Sicilians in one day with our guide Alessio, than in all our pre-trip research. A great story teller, Alessio mapped out the settlements, battles, power struggles and mythologies behind the sites we visited. A day later, when we struggled to find a cab to the airport, he even combed his network to help us out. We hope Alessio is still telling Sicily’s story when we next visit. Mille grazie!
We had a most wonderfull guiding tour in Ortigia with Valery as our exellent guide. She told alive about the history of Ortigia and answered all our questions (and that was many - we are journalists). We highly recomend this tour (and Valery) to everyone that wants a perfect and enlightening holiday in the most charming place throughout the Mediterranean! Anne-May, Thor-Egil and Lawrence
Luigi did a great job - had to restructure to take account of pending Fiore event in Noto and manage a very diverse group. Spoilt us by throwing in visit to Oceania black sand beach at end as we finished the formal tour early - again because of cruisers