Testimonials

Dominique Rizzo, Chef, Pure Food, Wine and Cooking Tours - Australia

As  a Chef, restaurant owner and tour operator I have had the wonderful pleasure of working with Gianluca and his business for the past 3 years. Gianluca is a wonderful guide and a very passionate in his knowledge of the history, food, agriculture and lifestyle of Sicily bringing with him a huge wealth of knowledge. Working with Gianluca to create my own bespoke tours has been fantastic and I would highly recommend Gianluca and his business Paesaggio Sicilia for any of your Sicilian vacation needs.

Julia Black, Director Crave Italy - Australia

Gianluca + Team I just have to write and thank you for introducing me to Sicily in such a breath taking fashion . As Company director of an Australian based Travel business I constantly strive to deliver Artisan journeys complete with slow and purposeful scenery, culinary masterpieces and wine kissed from heaven.

The team at Paesaggio Sicilia produced exactly what my clients were hoping for. You also satisfied my standards for quality itineraries and perfect hospitality. With your local knowledge and professional calm – Sicily became a favourite with all of us.

I look forward to returning again with clients who have yet to meet the ‘real ‘ Sicily .

Thank you

October 28, 2015

Robyn Puglisi-Henderson, Ballandean Estate Wines - Australia

Thank you Gianluca for your energy and enthusiasm on our recent Ballandean Estate Wines – Italian Cousins…All things Italian Tour.

Julia Black, our Tour Organiser, had briefed me before we left Australia on your professionalism and competence in catering for the specific needs of our Food and Wine loving clients.

The tour was well paced and we appreciated the opportunity to meet local food and wine producers and try their products in intimate settings.

The aim of our All Things Italian Tour is to eat and drink like ‘the locals’ and in each beautiful location, we appreciated your efforts to bring us the best of Sicilian fare.

Gianluca, thanks for being a personable and gracious host and guide, and your on-going flexibility to cater for the needs of our group of 12.

November 30, 2015

Elzbieta and Hans van der Steen - The Netherlands

We stayed one week in September on Sicily and, because of our busy schedule and quite complicated plans we asked Paesaggio Sicila for help to organize our trip. This turned out to be a perfect organization. We were advised to settle on Salina, which ( what we didn’t know) is a beautiful and not a very touristic island in a beautiful B&B, not expensive at all, got advises about nice local restaurants, in- between got reservation to climb Stromboli and afterwards we got a perfect rest in a very scenic family house in a quiet, beautiful and not touristic at all Castelbouono. For hiker, as we are real treat, both Aeolian islands and We felt like we were participating in a movie.

Very beautiful and good organized. Highly recommended!

Septemebr 2016

Jude and John Reilly - Australia

Our Sicilian sojourn in June 2017 was an absolutely amazing three week holiday. From the moment John and I arrived at Palermo airport, we were in Sicilian heaven. We were met by our mini van driver,  Dominique our tour leader and chef from Queensland and our guide for the full three weeks, the local man… Gianluca of Paesaggio Sicilia Tours. We could not have asked for more, a chef, a driver and a tour guide and organiser. There was nothing asked of either Gianluca or Dominique that was out of the question and the holiday was so well planned by them both. They went the extra kilometre to make sure we had a fantastic time. We would do another holiday of this calibre in a heartbeat.

June 2016

Marilyn and Thomas Wetherall - Australia

I think back to our 2016 tour of Sicily with Gianluca with great fondness and each time I think of that vacation and all those different places and the history of those places, I realise that the common denominator which made it all so enjoyable was Gianluca’s knowledge, his untiring dedication to ensure everyone’s comfort and enjoyment was paramount and, finally, his pleasure in seeing his guests individual requirements, interests and foibles combined and fulfilled.

We look forward to having another opportunity to join in a European tour with Gianluca in the near future. A more professional, knowledgeable and cheerful guide one would find difficult to join.

June 2016

Trisha Iannazzi - Iannazzi Enterprises Travel, USA

Gianluca has an intense passion for his beautiful country along with a depth of knowledge to satisfy even the most inquisitive visitor. The extense of its history is mind boggling and he can help you understand the complexity without boring you to death … a great and rare talent! Sicily is incredibly diverse and touring with Paessaggio Sicilia is the perfect way to discover all its beauty, charms, hidden gems, history, food and wine ….. highly recommended!

March 2017

Myrna E Arroyo - Roux Luxury Travel, USA

I loved our tour of Sicily with Gianluca. He took great care of us and made us feel like family. He knows great wine and food, and shared some of his secret restaurants, wineries, and the best cannoli in the world! I highly recommend his company for touring Sicily!

March 2017

Sissy Tzelepidou - Wine and Spirits Professional Center, Greece

Paessagio Sicilia Tours it’s not another travel agency. This is simply because the owner Gianluca Dallia is not another travel agent! He’s passionate with his home land and this effected extra positively all his fine suggestions prior to our tour that and the escalation of our joy while we were in Sicily. From boutique accommodations to visits to really unique locations with more than excellent guides that he cooperates with, and … “the cherry on the pie” that is his excellent guidance in the world of food & wine degustation. From street food & hidden pastry makers to excellent high standard restaurants and awarded wineries. 
It’s worth a visit to Sicily only to meet him and cherish every single of his suggestions

April 2017

Ari Erle - International Wine Consultant, Israel

I highly recommend Paesaggio Sicilia Tours. Gianluca is extremely knowledgeable, passionate and knows all the secret spots in Sicily. He helped me plan a family trip to amazing places that I never would have been able to find on my own. He is especially knowledgeable about Sicilian wines and where to go in between wine tastings… I will always call Paesaggio Tours before coming to Sicilia.

July 2017

Karen Wysocki Mazzotta - USA

If you’re seeking an expert guide in Sicily, look no further than Gianluca Dalia of Paesaggio Sicilia Tours. Extremely well-educated and well-versed, entertaining and warm, easy-going, fun and accommodating (amending destinations on the fly as we revealed preferences), and full of wonderful surprises and insider tips and destinations (if I told you they would no longer be!). Let it suffice to say that Gianluca took us to THE BEST cannoli maker in Sicily. Better than a guide, he felt like a family friend—easy to chat with about everything and anything. He was an absolute joy to work with and my husband Tom and I recommend him wholeheartedly. It was an unforgettable trip for us thanks to Gianluca!

August 2017

Mo O'Toole - Carruthers & Kent Wine Shop, UK

What can we say about Gianluca Dalia aka Paesaggio Sicilia Tours? We can start by saying he is an excellent, knowledgeable, and a thoroughly brilliant guide to Sicily. Gianluca’s attention to detail is formidable and during our wine tour he selected fascinating vineyards, Enoteca, historical sites and of course the best of cannoli bar’s for us to visit. More than this though is his sheer passion which shines through and his hospitality which is boundless. This is the first time Carruthers and Kent have collaborated to produce a Wine Tour for our customers and our customers were bowled over by their experience with Gianluca. We will undoubtedly work with him again and I recommend anybody hoping to get a sense of the real Sicily and wanting to get the most out of their time there, use his services.

October 2017

Philip Richardson - UK

An unforgettable week in Sicily which simply could not have been bettered in any way. Paesaggio Sicilia organised everything from transportation, winert visits, great restaurants and fabulous hotels. The tour guide Gianluca couldn’t have been more helpful and his knowledge of the region was amazing, and all delivered in flawless English. Outstanding. Many thanks for a memorable week.

October 2017

John Dickie - UK

With a group of 7 friends, I just did a wine tour of Eastern Sicily to try and bring myself up to speed on Sicilian wine. It all went swimmingly. Gianluca D’Alia was the perfect host: very well-informed, kind and helpful. He really understood intuitively what we wanted out of the tour. Can’t recommend his services highly enough.

February 2018

Jim Carroll - UK

Gianluca organised a three day tour of East Sicilian vineyards for myself and 7 friends.
He’s a thoroughly nice bloke with excellent local knowledge. He had the wine expertise to plan a perfect tour and the emotional intelligence to read the dynamics and engagement levels of the group. We were shown a variety of proprietors, styles and approaches, with excellent hotel and dining suggestions. I have no hesitation in recommending Gianluca!

February 2018

Phil Scarlett - Australia

Gianluca is the best. Cannot recommed highly enough. Tour group coordinator, local expert in everything.

March 2018