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Sicily Tours

Palermo, Italy
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About Sicily Tours
Dr. Anita Bestler M.A., a licensed guide with an academic background, provides tailor-made private guided tours in Sicily.
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Teresa wrote a review Oct 2021
Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany14 contributions4 helpful votes
Dear Anita, grazie di cuore for an incredibly beautiful guided tour through the quarter of Palermo. You showed us where to get the best tomato paste, introduced us to the locals and gave us such a deep insight into the history of this colorful city. What an impressive knowledge, the way you convey it with so much passion. Thank you so much. Cari saluti, Sophia e Teresa
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Keith V wrote a review Oct 2021
Bronx, New York6 contributions3 helpful votes
Anira was great. She is an expert on Sicilian history, super knowledgeable about all the sites we visited, and to top it off, she is just a warm and caring human being. Karla and I had a great time and would highly recommend her. Thanks Anita, we hope to see you again someday.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Poseidon wrote a review Nov 2020
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Throw her tour we got an vivid insight to the unusual and unique history of Silicy. Her enthusiasm for sicliy and its culture transfered to us. By her profound knowledge we got an idea of the histrical forces what shaped the actual culture of Siciliy and of the high religous tolerance in medival times in Sicily that are important to remember today.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LondonVegSchool wrote a review Nov 2019
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Anita has been our personal guide for a week and truly made the visit an experience beyond our expectations. It is one thing to have a group follow a guide who delivers condensed information which is fine and has its place, or to listen to general commentary on an audio guide. However, to receive the full colourful and detailed background of a historical place, community or point of interest is a very different experience; the difference between old generation VGA and HDMI. Anita’s knowledge is overwhelming and delivers an engaging commentary either before or, at the site of interest in order to get a better understanding of its history, social development and facts. This valuable insight and understanding of history together with the local culture is what separates her and the tours that she hosts. Her style too is distinct compared to any other tour guides that I have experienced; she often will throw a question out for us to consider which engages us or brings into context to today’s reality. Finally, Anita shares insights or visit places where the regular tour operators would not necessarily venture. For instance, seeing one of the private oratories was a unforgettable experience but what made this special for example was the explanation of the stucco sculptors (including how they were hand made) and their representation as well getting an understanding of the dark objectives behind closed doors with the underground elite society at the time – story narrating at its very best. If you want to experience Sicily in High Definition, here is my experience of it.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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573holly854 wrote a review Nov 2019
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She was extremely knowledgeable and fun. She was very easy to speak with and had excellent suggestions for other places in Italy. Highly educated, her knowledge of the history of the land and the culture was extensive. She presented it in a way that was entertaining and easy to remember. I would highly recommend her!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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