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Private tours and excursions in the whole Sicily led by fully licensed English speaking guide and driver. Our vehicle is a licensed luxury 2020 Mercedes V Class minivan for up to 7 people
Palermo, Italy

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caterina916
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
I’ve had the most wonderful two days spent with Giorgio and tour guide from Pick Sicily. I organised to be collected from my hotel and taken to Cefalù and Castelbuono. From the very start Giorgio made me feel welcome and relaxed and safe especially as I was a solo traveller. Giorgio guided me through both towns and he was very knowledgeable about its history. My second day trip was to Agrigento. Wow what an experience! I was in awe of this historically place. Once again Giorgio exceeded my expectations on his historical knowledge. On the way back to Palermo he also took me to see the Scala dei turchi seaside cliffs. I had an exceptional experience with Giorgio. Grazie grazie grazie. I will definitely book with Giorgio again.
Written September 7, 2023
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Many thanks Caterina, I have just found time now to answer your kind review. We had great time! I hope to see you soon back to Sicily!
Written November 15, 2023
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Bob C
30 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The highlight of a long holiday in Europe, a memory for life, a precious part of our education: this is how I would rate our week with Giorgio Calo as our driver-guide on a December trip from Palermo, to Taormina and Syracuse and the towns of the Sicilian baroque. There was not a question on history and art that he couldn’t answer as a graduate in cultural tourism, and I’m a history graduate myself. He knew every mosaic, every Medieval tower, every Roman or Byzantine mosaic. He steered us to excellent restaurants- and not the expensive Michelin choices. And he was an excellent driver. Would absolutely use him again.
Written February 12, 2020
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Dear Bob we had great time together last December and I was honoured to guide you in my island. Many thanks for your kind words, I hope to see you soon back in Italy! All the very best Giorgio Calo'
Written February 18, 2020
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Cecilia E
Petaluma, CA3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Giorgio was referred to us by clients/friends and I can tell you we were not disappointed. We booked him for 2 days and probably should have hired him for the entire week we were there. It was my first time using a tour guide and I can tell you, it won’t be my last. He’ll be part of our next trip when we return in the future. He’s warm and welcoming and super easy to work with as well as has a wealth of knowledge of all things Sicilian. We could have visited the sites on our own and read the plaques but the amount of history we learned from Giorgio made the trip. Do yourself a favor and hire him for your trip.
Written March 27, 2022
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Many thanks Cecilia! We had great time together and I hope to see you soon again in Sicily, ciao! Giorgio
Written April 11, 2022
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Nicoleen M
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Oct 2022 • Family
Giorgio C. picked up my cousin and I in Palermo in his beautiful, comfortable, clean Mercedes mini van to take us to Burgio and Palazzo Adriano, the birthplace of our grandparents. With perfect English he shared a wealth of information on Sicily and our grandparents towns. When arriving in Burgio after rerouting due to a road closure, we discovered our grandmother was Not born there. We showed Giorgio another document with misspelled illegible writing of the town and due to his extensive knowledge of Sicily he was able to decipher the writing and found that she was born in Bivona. Because of his persistence and flexibility, he took us to both towns where we were able to get both birth certificates! And on top of all this, he found family homes for us to see! Giorgio far exceeded our expectations and when we come back to Sicily with our families he will be the first one we call!

Sincerely Nicoleen M and Sandra H
Written November 8, 2022
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Dear Nicoleen and Sandra we had great time together in our Sicilian adventure! I am glad you enjoyed your trip and we have been able to find your roots. I hope to see you soon again in Sicily, all the best Giorgio
Written November 18, 2022
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Carol B
2 contributions
Sep 2022
Giorgio Calo was an amazing driver/tour guide. His love of history and archeology is more than obvious along with his love of Sicily. I am a mature woman with a disability who walks with a cane. My daughter gave me this trip, so it was just the two of us. He was patient and kind and never once complained about how slowly I was moving.
His knowledge of the different areas and the local stories is unbelievable. We are planning on coming back to Sicily next year and will definitely have Giorgio as our driver again.
Another unexpected surprise was that we were able to go to the town hall in Messina and obtain my grandfather's birth certificate. Giorgio had called the town hall ahead of time with my grandfather's name and birth date and they were able to find it, what a great and memorable day.
Written October 9, 2022
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Dear Carol I was honored to be you Cicero in Sicily and glad we have been able to find your roots, I hope to see you and Tracy in Sicily very soon! All the very best Giorgio
Written November 18, 2022
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YdvAnnCastagnaMorin
Southampton, MA233 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I spent two glorious days with Giorgio and can honestly say he is one of the best guides I have had in my over 25 years of serious international travel.
Giorgio went way over and above for me, he did not try to sell me a pre-made tour but instead listened to what I wanted to see and what I wanted to achieve on this trip and set out to create a plan to make it happen.
Giorgio is EXTREMELY knowledgeable but shares his stories in an entertaining way, sometimes very intelligent guides start to sound dry but Giorgio was like listening to an exciting story.
He helped me achieve something very important, to help fill “ a hole in my heart” taking me to the village both of my grandparents were born in. I had gone to Tusa once before with another guide but he had no patience, he had no empathy for how important it was to me to find a connection to family and I left without finding out anything. Giorgio enlisted the help of some locals but also never gave me false hope. He was prepared to tell all kinds of great history of “my” town and the surrounding area and we were fortunate that we did get my grandparents records. It was wonderful to walk the streets each had been born on, there was no record of the house number and 130 years later the house could be gone but just knowing at one point they each walked and played there gave me that connection I so missed.
The second day we went from Palermo to Cefalu, I was astonished how much history Cefalu has, I sort of thought it just be a pretty beach town-boy was I wrong!
Giorgio loves his country and its history, it was a pleasure spending two days with him and I can’t recommend him enough!
Written September 5, 2018
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Hi Ann sorry if I am answering so late but as you know this period is very busy here. Many many thanks for your kind words, it has been my great pleasure to meet you and I have been honoured to escort you in finding your Sicilian roots. Please come back soon, we still have some hidden gems I want to show you in Sicily! All the very best Giorgio
Written September 27, 2018
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ktw53721
Los Angeles, CA113 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We highly recommend Giorgio Calo as a guide/driver for a trip to Sicily. We recently completed a 12 day trip with him, covering most of the highlights of Sicily. Giorgio speaks English fluently and clearly. As a guide, he is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, thorough, flexible and responsive. He is able to explain complicated things in an understandable way. He is an excellent and cautious driver of his very comfortable vehicle. He rarely has to refer to his GPS because he is so familiar with the roads in the countryside and the cities. Giorgio is a warm and engaging person, and it is nice to be with him.
Written May 6, 2018
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Dear Friends, it has been a great pleasure to enjoy this tour with you, we had great time in visiting less known sites that you accurately selected in your discover of Sicily. I hope to host you once again in Sicily soon, many many thanks Giorgio
Written May 15, 2018
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Fred R
Los Angeles, CA57 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Spending the day touring around Sicily (Palermo, Partana, Selinunte) was an experience that went so far beyond our expectations. We are a couple who set out to trace ancestry back to a small village in Sicily. Along the way we learned so much!

Giorgio was so knowledgeable in so many subjects - history, culture, linguistics, architecture, flora and fauna, food, ancestry, and other special interests. His English is incredible, he is a very pleasant, experienced (licensed), worldly, respectful, kind man.

The Mercedes vehicle/SUV was impeccably clean and modern. He had a supply of cold water for us at all times. Giorgio was very accommodating to our needs and patient with all of our questions.

I promise you won't be disappointed if you ask for Giorgio to be your guide!
Written June 22, 2017
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Dear friends, many many thanks for your kind words, it's been my pleasure to guide you in your ancestral tour. I hope to see you again soon to visit the rest of our beautiful island! Ciao! Giorgio
Written June 23, 2017
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HEC140
Sacramento, CA260 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
We had the good fortune to have Giorgio Cali as our guide and driver for six days in Sicily. He picked the four of us in Catania to visit Mt Aetna and regional sites especially Siracusa.Then we drove down to Valley of Temples and the Vila. We ended up in Palermo with a complete walking and drive to Palermo. Final day to Segesta. No doubt I left out several sites, but for each he is a fount of knowledge on history, Archeologica and geography.
Always on time and guiding us as he drove the Mercedes, we all concluded we had the finest guide Sicily offered. I wish I had done this trip earlier in my career to give depth to my own university instruction.
Giorgio became our friend throughout and we were sad to say goodbye. He loves Sicily and so did we as we left
Written May 28, 2019
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Dear friends, we had great time together in Sicily, many thanks for your kind words. I hope to see you once again in Sicily, ciao! Giorgio
Written July 17, 2019
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Karen M
4 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Giorgio drove to and guided us from Palermo through Monreale, Cefalu and thought the center of Sicily to Agrigento. He was extremely knowledgeable, polite, helpful, and professional. He had a wide ranging expertise on the area and the architecture and history. He kept just the right pace, and was so helpful in answering all my questions. On my tour of Sicily, I had a few guides and he was definitely the best. He is also a great driver. My son and I enjoyed our time with him and would definitely recommend him to anyone visiting and touring Sicily.
Written October 10, 2018
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Many thanks Karen, I enjoyed our time together chatting about Sicily in all of its aspects. I hope you will decide to come back and visit many other sights of our beautiful island. See you soon in Sicily! Best Giorgio
Written October 15, 2018
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