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Guida Turistica Palermo Private Tours

#11 of 198 Tours in Palermo
Palermo, Italy
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About Guida Turistica Palermo Private Tours
Hello Everyone, Benvenuti in Sicilia! This is the Island of the Sun, the ancient land of myths, history and legends. My name is Virginia and I'm a genuine Sicilian. I've studied Humanities, Languages and Art. I have a University Degree in Languages and Foreign Literature and a Phd in Medieval Art. I've lived abroad a number of times, in order to upgrade my English and French. I now live in Palermo, my beloved city, in which past and present collide rather than merge. Palermo is the capital of Sicily and it was the capital of many important reigning powers in the past. You can't miss a guided tour in one of the most attractive cultural Italian towns, and I think I could be the right guide for you! I'm a licensed and certified guide of Sicily, English, french and italian speaking languages. I am specialized for Palermo and its province, with more than 20 years professional experience in this field. However, I have never lost my passion for the job, and it's always a great pleasure for me to work with and meet so many different people from so many different countries of the world, all of them interested in discovering, through me, the splendid corners and historical monuments of Palermo, Cefalu and many other attractions. I'm completely flexible and able to offer personalized guided tours, also with a licensed driver who would pick you up at the port or at your hotel, even outside the city. I'm at your disposal to offer advice and organize your tours, based as much as possible on your own personal wishes. Having followed a master in Enotourism, I can also organize wine-tours and wine-tasting. I hope to help you plan a fun and memorable visit to Palermo and my wonderful island very soon!
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Michael wrote a review Jul 2020
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We visited the Palazzo Real in Palermo on Friday July 17th while she was guiding a small group. She never wore her masks indoor while talking. Potentially infecting her clients and bystanders, absolutely irresponsible!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from VirginiaTurco, Proprietario at Guida Turistica Palermo Private Tours
Responded 25 Jul 2020
Dear Sir, I was absolutely responsible because I was using the whispers which let me respect the 1 meter distance taking off the mask, Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed the Palatine Chapel, and you have not infected anybody!
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ChilledCoggeshall wrote a review Oct 2019
Coggeshall43 contributions62 helpful votes
We had an afternoon with Virginia guiding us around Palermo, and could not have asked for more. Her English is excellent, and she knows her stuff. She was a mine of information, not just historical fact. We had a couple of other tours booked so asked her to take us around some of the lesser known sights and we felt we had seen a bit more of the real Palermo as well as the stunning major tourist sights. I would highly recommend Virginia as a guide.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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William L wrote a review Jun 2019
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Virginia is an expert in her subject matter, has a Ph.D. in support of that, yet ably simplifies and summarizes things in coherent English. She did a great job outlining the progression of various peoples who came to Sicily over the centuries; Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Normans, Arabs, and others. So she excelled at helping us understand "who came when" to this critical island in the Mediterranean. We did the 3 hour "half day" tour, so our stops were really limited to the Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), its Cappella Palatina, Fontana, and Quattro Canti. Unfortunately the Palermo Cathedral happened to be closed because some stucco had fallen down. The only minor suggestion in retrospect would be to spend less time in the exquisite Cappella Palatina in order to allow visits to other sites. Suggest you work out your itinerary with Virginia in this regards. Other places to consider including would be Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana), San Giovanni degli Eremiti (St. John of the Hermits), and Mirto Palace. Nonetheless, we highly recommend you sign up with Virginia for an educational and enjoyable concise tour!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from VirginiaTurco, Proprietario at Guida Turistica Palermo Private Tours
Responded 3 Jul 2019
Dear William, I was really happy to be your guide in Palermo! I am sorry if it was probably too long the time we spent at the Palatine Chapel but I thought you were happy to know more about this unique medieval gift, and I took little bit more time for the Palatine Chapel. Kind and friendly Regards Virginia
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fduseux wrote a review Jun 2019
Taninges, France8 contributions1 helpful vote
Makes the Palermo visit very pleasant with many small details concerning the history of the city and its blend of cultures
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Lillian M wrote a review May 2019
Watkins Glen, New York151 contributions29 helpful votes
Virginia is knowledgeable and outgoing. I have a mobility impairment and she was flexible and adaptable given my abilities. Taxi one way to Palatine Castle. Allowed us to appreciate the multicultural aspects of all god sites. Walked back with my partner and saw much more. Thank you Virginia.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from VirginiaTurco, Proprietario at Guida Turistica Palermo Private Tours
Responded 22 May 2019
Dear Lilian, Thank you for having chosen me and the magic Sicily! I hope to meet you again!
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