Dream Vacation In Sicily - Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2021

Traveler: Michael C. - Local specialist: Fabio Fasone

James, our trip planner was easily accessible and pleasant with any of our questions.
Danielle, our Mount Etna guide was knowledgeable and attentive to our climb in the mountain.
Rosario, our Taormino guide brought that city to life.
Simone, our Syracusa guide, was delightful and so knowledgeable.
Vincenzo was a last-minute addition as a guide in Catania. He showed us so much more than just the city. You should definitely add him to your list of great tour directors.
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James, our trip planner was easily accessible and pleasant with any of our questions.
Danielle, our Mount Etna guide was knowledgeable and attentive to our climb in the mountain.
Rosario, our Taormino guide brought that city to life.
Simone, our Syracusa guide, was delightful and so knowledgeable.
Vincenzo was a last-minute addition as a guide in Catania. He showed us so much more than just the city. You should definitely add him to your list of great tour directors.
The whole trip is one we will share with our family and friends and would give it a 5 * rating.
Here are a few of my suggestions for future travelers:
Realize that driving yourself in Sicily is not easy. The city streets are very narrow and parking is almost impossible. Instead of traffic lights, they often use traffic circles which are poorly marked and often confusing, even with Google. On the Autostrada there are tolls which are like E-Z pass in the US. You have to be careful choosing your toll booth. In the future, we would hire a driver.
My last advice for future travelers would be to not expect an on-time departure from the smaller airports if you hope to continue on to the next leg of your flight. The smartest move we made was to book a reservation the night before our departure in Rome Hilton which is within walking distance of the airport. I believe you should share suggestions like these with future travelers.

Hotel Review

Hotel Villa Belvedere

Taormina

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Hotel Review

We loved this hotel. Nice big room, clean and airy. Staff was wonderful. The pool area was beautiful. The view of the water below and the mountainside was breathtaking. Couldn’t believe how they parked cars in their lot. Worth staying there just for that trick!

Tips for future travelers

Just how tricky it can be to reach the hotel.

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Fabio Fasone, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Michael,
Thank you very much for submitting your review and for these fantastic words.
We are delighted that you were satisfied with the service of a personal concierge, James is very professional and pleasant. I am also very happy you liked the services of our tour guides, we strive to provide the best experience for our guests.
Thank you also very much for sharing your pictures I like them.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the next future.
Ciao
Fabio