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I slotted Sicily in on our vacation from mainland Italy just so my husband who is a die-hard fan of the Godfather movies could spend Father's Day in one of the best places ever. Of course, this perfect trip for my husband wouldn't have been possible without Alessio, the most informative and interesting guide I think that we have ever had! We were picked up from our B&B on time in a very nice Mercedes van that fit our crew of seven most comfortably. We had two friends of our children with us who had never seen any of the Godfather movies and Alessio even had them interested and anticipating watching the movies when they returned home. Alessio never rushed us at any of the locations which was most appreciated, instead it felt like we were out with an old friend for the day. He was very attentive to our needs and definitely well liked by everyone that we met or ran into with him. This tour was seven of the best hours that we spent on our vacation and we will be back to see Alessio again!
From the moment we met Alessio we knew we were in good hands. So friendly and extremely knowledgeable about all things Sicily, not just the Godfather film aspects. It was great to hear the fascinating diverse history of Sicily and specifically the towns we visited. We felt so comfortable and not once did we feel rushed or on a strict schedule, we had plenty of time to take everything in and explore the sites. A once in a lifetime experience that was topped off with the optional private tour of Castello degli Schiavi - A MUST DO for any Godfather fan (remember to book beforehand to ensure availability)! Trust me - meeting the Baron alone will be worth it. To say we enjoyed ourselves is an understatement - it was the highlight of our trip to Sicily! Thanks a million to Alessio for an an amazing and unforgettable day!
A guide and tour that exceeded our expectations by far. A memorable day was spent in Sicily thanks to Alessio Patanè who does not only converse well in English, but also is a master in subject knowledge. From the pickup to the drop off at our hotel was a 11/10 experience. For 'Godfather' lovers this is a must tour. For everyone else this is a golden opportunity to become acquainted with The Godfather in a very special manner. I would like to commend Alessio on being accommodating to everyones needs, on his sound advice regarding all aspects of the day and his exceptional gift to make his guests feel at ease.
We expected a nice tour, but we've got a fantastic, private tour and a very beautiful day with Alessio! It was great!!!! He took us to the shooting places and told us so many interesting things, that even the driving to the places was a great event for us. We could have spent more days with Alessio, because he doesn't even know everything about the godfather movies, but so much more about Catania and the surrounding and the history of the city. Never had such a great tour before!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! We will never forget that day!!!
Our guide Chiara was very knowledgeable and an expert in both the ancient and more recent history of the region. She was excellent A great driver, Claudio was very patient and a very capable driver. We loved ever minute of the day from visiting the markets in Catania to Mt Etna, Castelmola and the beautiful Taormina Thank you