7 days in sicily - 3 unique self-drive itineraries, Italy - Apr 18 - Apr 25, 2019

Traveler: John R. - Local specialist: Carmelo Guarnaccia

This first trip to Sicily was a truly wonderful experience for us. The suggestions of sites and locations to visit as well as the selection of accommodations throughout the trip have been great experiences, thank you Carmelo. We really liked the small accommodations in the rural country side (especially the Terra des Mezzo near Riposto) as well the amazing hotel Palazzo Failla in Modica. The food was truly amazing. It was always a pleasure to talk to people (most could speak English and we also understood a bit of Italian) and get their perspectives, tips and advice (about the excursion to Etna for example which we did ourselves). All local guides were fantastic: Katia di Dio in Piazza Armerina; Eva Greco in Syracuse; and Ambra in Catania who showed us around the markets and other special places and introduced us to a variety of local street foods. All three guides were very approachable, easy to talk to and full of insight of their topics. We can highly recommend them all. Through them we were able to get a deeper insight of history, local customs and food culture, so important for understanding a new country and their people. Thank you Carmelo!

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Carmelo Guarnaccia, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello John, it's really a pleasure to read your review. I am happy to see these positive feedbacks.
I am happy that you have had this incredible experience in Sicily, I hope to be able to organize another trip with you, who knows, somewhere else in Italy :) Thank you so much!