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“A great introduction to Palermo with an awesome host”

Personal Guide Sicily
Ranked #5 of 31 Food & Drink in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: At Personal Guide Sicily, we are the complete reference for anyone visiting Sicily showing you what's new, what's on and what's best in this beautiful island. Our focus is to develop a friendly, person-to-person relationship. We are friends who will receive you as a friend, giving you the privileged access usually reserved for locals. We tour catered to your needs, preferences and budget.
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A great introduction to Palermo with an awesome host”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

My partner and I booked our flights to Palermo not knowing much about the city - or the island - thankfully we found Don Saro (on a recommendation). He was full of energy, incredibly knowledgeable about the history and culture of the city and proved to be an excellent guide who seemed happiest when sharing the city's many architectural treasures and interesting places (some of which were not in our Lonely Planet guide!).

He is definitely a native who loves and knows his city well. Listen well and you might catch glimpses of a London twang... we later learned he'd lived in the UK for many years.

Thanks for the experience Don, you have been a great host!

Visited September 2013
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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A new Friend!”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

My husband and I went on a Walking Tour of Palermo with Don Saro. He is the most well educated, charismatic and knowledgeable guide we have ever hired in our travels. The tour covered most of the old city center of Palermo including some great places to taste the best cannoli and traditional Sicilian food, as well as some local hidden shops to buy well known Sicilian pottery.
We cannot recommend Don Saro strongly enough. Overall, an excellent tour!

Visited September 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderfull Tour”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

A MUST for First-Time Visitors
We highly recommend this Company, it is the real reference for anyone visiting Sicily. Don Saro was a fantastic guide, the best we've had in Europe! He managed to keep us well informed about the history of Palermo, showing us monuments and hidden places while keeping the all family engaged. He had a great sense of humor and was a great company as well. Thanks Saro, we will see you soon!

Visited September 2013
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6 Thank Ezio S
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“Sweet Sicily”
Reviewed November 4, 2013



Great Day with a Great Friend Went on a day excursion with Don Saro. He is a real pro and made it interesting, enjoyable and fun. He knows a lot and imparts knowledge with charisma and flair. Way better than sitting on a tourist bus with lots of grumpy people. We really Love it!

Visited October 2013
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5 Thank CinziaRodaro
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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Huge thanks to Saro for an incredibly informative tour of Sicily”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We didn't know anything about Sicily upon arrival, so hiring a driver guide turned out to be the best option. We spent 3 wonderfull full-day tours with Saro and overall it was an engaging and enjoyable experience that brought the history and traditions of Sicily to life.
At the end of our tour, Saro gave us few tips of places to visit and things worth doing while on our own in Palermo to ensured that we enjoyed our holiday to the max.
I would recommend Personal Guide Sicily to anyone visiting Sicily.
Thank u Saro!

Visited October 2013
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5 Thank giordano1982
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