Raffaella, the day I spent with you was wonderful, each and every aspect of it. You extended of yourself to fit in as much as possible and the scope of the day continues to amaze me.
You focused on my interest in art, architecture and everyday culture. Your knowledge of individual pieces of sculpture and paintings in museums was remarkable.
One of the many highlights of the day was attending the opera, thanks to you helping me to get an evening ticket.
I also thoroughly enjoyed the lunch, eating with local folk and having some of the popular food. Thank you so much for the special day.
Et voilà Raffaella
Juste un grand wend à Palerme, et rien de préparé à l’avance ? Comment ne pas louper les merveilles de cette ville, saisir ses caractéristiques avec peu de temps devant nous ? Et voilà Raffaella et son sourire, sa disponibilité, sa gentillesse et son oeil averti pour nous servir de guide ! Son professionnalisme et sa passion de la ville nous ont fait découvrir des endroits cachés, aussi bien que ceux plus connus, et en apprécier les détails invisibles à première vue, la richesse de l’Histoire de cette ville au passé si tolérant et parfois violent, composée de ces cultures mélangées, qui donnent ce parfum si particulier. Merci Raffaella pour ces moments magnifiques, les découvertes de ces trésors et les souvenirs qui restent dans nos yeux et nos coeurs. Nous n’avons qu’une hâte : revenir !!! Nous la recommandons chaleureusement !
Nina et François
Fred and I want to thank you again for the excellent tour you gave us while in Palermo. We tell everyone that you maneuvered the streets like a pro. We never could have safely driven and arrived at our destination. We took your suggestion and ate at ristorante Sesto Canto and it was the BEST dinner we had throughout our whole time in Italy and Sicily. *We mentioned your name and we were given complimentary sparkling wine. Fred and I could barely walk out of the ristorante, we were so full.
It was a pleasure to meet you and I will make sure to tell Alberto that if he has other travellers who visit Sicily, to please do themselves a favor and hire you to take them on a guided tour. We got so much out of your narration and information and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
It has taken us a few days to get back to Michigan time or I would have written sooner. Continued good luck in the tour business. We hope everyone enjoys themselves as much as we did.
Marla and Fred Meldrum
Raffaella Niccolini incredible tour guide!
Raffaella was so helpful when we were making our plans for Sicily. Her emails to all my inquiries were prompt, informative and helpful! Then we arrived and met up with her, OH my goodness, what a wonderful guide. She has so much knowledge, her English is fantastic, and her personality is incredible. She took us on a private day trip to Sant’Agata where we hoped to find some relatives. Her hard work paid off! We met with our family, she translated between us and them, the experience was priceless. We plan to return and attend her group tour of Palermo along with future private tours. She exceeded our every need, and ended our trip with a visit to the best gelato shop where we experienced a gelato sandwich!! When we said our goodbyes, I felt like we were leaving a family member. We highly recommend her!!