Sicily Private Tours by Luca

Sicily Private Tours by Luca

Sicily Private Tours by Luca
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Private ToursWine Tours & Tastings
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
We will be pleased to offer you our best experience to insure your stay in Sicily will be unforgettable. Shore private excursions are available from the major ports of Sicily as Messina and Catania, enogastronomic wine tasting tour. All tours are based on the minimum time needed to enjoy the areas but are completely adjustable to your needs. Your trip will be operated with a Mercedes van and are completely private just for you and your party.
Messina, Italy

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2024

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BartBrown81
Indianapolis, Indiana7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We spent two days with Luca tracking down ancestral roots from the family in a tiny village near Fantina and another day doing a godfather tour and winery visit near mt. Etna. Luca was the best guide I’ve ever toured with in my travels. He truly went above and beyond tracking down clues and people to find where my wife’s great grandfather came from with only a birth certificate and names.

It was an adventure of a lifetime finding clues and people to point us in the right direction including locating a stranger that we heard about from another stranger who got in our car and drove with us to the location of his childhood home / village that had been abandoned in the 1970s in the mountains on Fantina. We were all shocked at the commitment and dedication to find where the family originated from. After we separated from Luca he contacted us again the next day with more clues and people who knew the great grandfather who left Sicily in 1906 including possible cousins of my father in law who had letters and correspondence from America.

Our hope was to simply see the general location of where their ancestors came from as no one in the family had been to Sicily since he left in 1906. So to be able to track down other family members and see the house and little village he likely grew up in was truly unbelievable given the lack of details we had going in to this trip. And we never would have found this place without Luca.

Luca was also super helpful along our travels stopping multiple times at spots of interest for photos and such. Logistically all the small stuff was excellent as well: he was always on time and prompt, helpful with tips around navigating the area by the hotel, water for the car trips, etc. I always appreciate the little details and Luca excelled at all of those.

Luca is a very friendly guy who felt like family from the moment we met him. Would 100% use him again and looking for a great reason to return to Sicily some day as it was our favorite spot of our 8 days in Italy.
Written June 16, 2022
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traveler5225
Washington, DC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We booked a one day tour with Luca while our cruise ship was docked in Messina. Communication was clear and quick leading up to the tour and Luca was early and waiting for us when we exited the terminal. He took us to Taormina where we visited the ancient amphitheater and strolled the pedestrian only street through town, then to lunch at Villa Ducale (highly recommended), and finally to Gambino winery before bringing us back to the ship. He is warm and kind and speaks great English. He was super thoughtful and insightful about the history and culture of the region. He is also very conscious of time and making sure you get back when you need to without making you feel rushed. I would not even consider another driver or guide if I was back in Sicily. Luca is the best!
Written July 17, 2022
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Janice N
Stamford, CT29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
I had an amazing experience with Luca. He is extremely knowledgeable about Sicily and Mt Etna. We were on a cruise ship so time was of the essence. While we had mapped out our day we had always agreed depending on my mobility, weather, lines etc we needed to change the itinerary in the moment. And he gave us lots of choices. We ended up keeping most of the original itinerary but quite frankly we were very happy with the changes. It was a full day of dialing in the sights. He’s a very funny guy so we not only learned history we were able to joke around.
Written September 21, 2022
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Mandi
Tampa, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I’m so lucky we found Luca for a private tour from Taormina to Mt. Etna! He was great to communicate with in advance of the trip and made sure to customize the day in a way that would be best for my family if 4 (2 adults 2 kids). He picked us up on time and shared his knowledge of the local history, geology, agriculture and more. We had lovely tastings of local honey and wine. He made our day complete by bringing us by the sea to feel the water and take in the views. I highly recommend him for being an all around great guide: trustworthy, perfect English, local knowledge/history, comfortable and safe vehicle and going above and beyond to help us enjoy Sicily!!!
Written June 7, 2024
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Cristina B
Las Vegas, NV28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We had the most incredible day with Luca in Taormina. He picked us up at our hotel- he was very prompt and eager to go and get our day started. He took us out to Mt. Etna first, we spend a couple hours on the mountain, then time to do a little shopping. After we left Mt. Etna, he took us to a beautiful winery for a nice leisurely lunch, followed by a tasting and a tour. After we had lunch, we made a couple local stops to taste some honey and olive oil – which both were fabulous. Then we finished our tour back in Castelmola, a fascinating medieval town perched above Taormina. This village is not to be missed as the views are breathtaking. So yes, Sicily is so beautiful, it is hard to have a bad tour here. However, Luca took our day/experience with him to the next level. He exuded gracious hospitality and his exuberance for his country was palpable. We laughed a lot, as we taught us things about Italy we never would have know…like….”you can see Italy for Sicily” and they do not make or eat Stromboli, even though there is a nearby island called Stromboli. I asked Luca, if he lived on the second floor, but I guess that is an obscure reference nowadays. So, that went over like a lead balloon. 😊

I would highly recommend booking any and all of your tours with Luca if you are looking for a truly authentic experience in Sicily!
Written September 24, 2022
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Roy
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Luca was fantastic! I simply cannot say enough good things about our experience with him. He was a safe driver, he was always on time, and he was great at solving problems that arose on our tour that had nothing to do with him. He is very knowledgeable about Sicily, he speaks excellent English and he is one of the most affable people you will ever come across.
Written August 7, 2022
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Julie A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Luca was simply delightful! He took care of every detail each day we traveled with him. This was a “girls trip” of 5 women and he treated us like queens. His passion for his country instilled such a love for Italy in each one of us. During each trip we were all engaged in some of the most interesting conversations, learned a great deal of history and so much laughter. The time flew. As 5 women traveling we could not have been in better company and felt any safer.Luca went out of his way on several occasions. This experience ignited a kinship with Luca, it felt as though he was always a part of our tribe and we were sharing this trip with our friend. Highly recommend Luca and hope our paths cross soon again! Thank you!
Written April 30, 2023
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Mr O
Cleveland, OH9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Luca picked me and my wife up at the Catania Airport and brought us to Ortigia but first with a stop to see Noto. He speaks excellent English and has a great love of his native Sicily and it’s history and architecture. Our next trip was to Etna and then the Gambino winery. He brought us to Taormina and from there we made the full Godfather tour with stops at Savoca, Forza di Agro, and Castelmola. We ended our tour when he drove us to Palermo with a stop in Cefalu’ for lunch. Always attentive, a great driver, and we would very highly recommend him
Written September 9, 2023
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Madeleine R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Our experience with Luca was absolutely phenomenal. I truly can't say enough good things... if I could give a thousand stars I would! Luca drove us around Palermo, Montemaggiore Belsito, Siracusa, Agrigento, and Taormina. We did a full day's tour around Palermo, a day's tour in Agrigento, a day's tour in Montemaggiore, an Olive Oil tour, and more. He hired the most amazing tour guides and we learned SO much. The entire family loved our time with Luca and he will be one of the top memories from our trip. Luca was always on time, was super reliable, and informative and we will consider him a friend for life. HIGHLY recommend!
Written August 20, 2021
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Arley
New Orleans, LA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Lucas the driver was very well knowledgeable and very fun at the same time. He was on time and the car was prestige and clean. He showed us all the best part of Toaramina and let us know where to go to the beach. He made reservations at a restaurant at the beach and was in constant communication to make sure everything was going well. I recommend Lucas without reservations. Enjoy it!!!
Written July 21, 2023
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