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“Masterful Guide to Sicily”

Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Gaggi
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Owner description: We have worked with major New Zealand, Australian and American large Tour Operators as tour managers particularly in Sicily and Malta where some of our staff are based. We take you to the places that we like visiting - All our tours are organised directly by us as we believe it is most important to guide you to make the right choice when choosing the right tour experience. All our tours are in a small group context (8-14 participants) giving a more personal touch and flexibility where needed. We want you to experience Italy and Malta as a local through unique experiences in contact with local people..this is what an experience of life is made of! We also leave some time each day for you to explore at your own pace so you can get a sense of how it is to live like a local. We all look forward to making your holiday in South Italy, Sicily and Malta a magical and unique experience! Arrivederci! Aldo
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Aldo captures Sicily beautifully. It's history, its customs, its idiosyncrasies, its joys, its sorrows, it's humor, its drama, it's beauty and it's love of life. He is all of these qualities. Wherever he takes you, go!

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ToursbyAldo, Owner at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Thanks so much for travelling with Secret Tours. We will send you shortly a copy of the new catalogue for booking the tours in Sicily and Malta. Thanks Aldo

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Aldo ruined...absolutely ruined it for all other tour guides! :) He was SOOO fabulous that all other tours that came after will have to be compared to the fabulous experience that was our Sicily excursion.

It was the last day of our trip--and it was RAINING. But the minute Aldo stepped on to our bus, we knew we were in for a treat...and what an amazing treat it was! He was vivacious, knowledgeable, charming...and FUN FUN FUN!!! We danced on the streets of Italy, drove backwards up a narrow lane, performed puppetry at a trattoria, and made it back in time for our ship despite torrential rain and traffic!

This was by far, one of THE BEST excursions I've ever had!!!

4  Thank JoeBrewin
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Aldo is everything you could wish for in a guide and more. He puts everyone at ease, makes the travelling fun and his extensive knowledge comes across as sharing instead of patronising. His passion for Italy and Sicily comes across fantastically and you can't help but be swept along with it.

In term of practicalities, the organisation and flexibility is excellent. His hints, tips and advice are most useful and they were really appreciated.

I would thoroughly recommend Aldo and his company.

1  Thank 82rosie75
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We booked with Aldo while on a cruise in July 2012. Aldo was waiting for us at the port in an air-conditioned van ready for our day of adventure. As we departed for Mt. Etna, Aldo gave us a tremendous amount of history on the region which was perfect. Mt. Etna was amazing and Aldo knew exactly what we should do as we had 7 and 10 year old with us. On our way to Taormina, Aldo drove us through the locals towns. Once in Taormina we had a wonderful lunch and toured the beautiful city. It was extremely hot that day and Aldo ensured we had plenty to drink and modified our day to accommodate the children. I have recommended Aldo to others and every time we go to Sicily we will use him. His personality is contagious and one of the best tour guides we have had in Europe.

Thank butlerlo
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Aldo of Secret Italia is absolutely fan-tabulous! I recently took a 3 week European vacation with 14 of my friends, and we voted Aldo the #1 guide of our whole trip! Quite an accomplishment with our crew. We can be a bit “spirited” and “enthusiastic” for some guides, but Aldo fit right in. High-energy and loads of fun...at one point he had us literally dancing in the streets! His knowledge of, and love for, Sicily was obvious. Plus, I loved the fact that Aldo was very responsive to my numerous e-mails & questions as I planned our visit, with timely and informative responses. Hurray, Aldo!

Thank Merrill O
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