Sicily By Experts di Fransicile

Cefalù, Italy

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Testimonials 13

  • Frank

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Dear Angela; Thank you and your husband and parents again for a truly exceptional and wonderful experience. I came home with a very strong affection for Sicily and your family. We hope to come back soon to see what we missed. I've been married to Janet for almost 40 years. When we first were married, I used to read aloud to her. Somehow as life went on, we got out of that habit. In Sicily, we rediscovered it and I've been reading Montalbano mysteries to Jan every night to help her get to sleep. Some day I want to see the sea from Montalbano's veranda. Four days in Sicily. We had a private guide and driver for Jan and me and our friends the Wells, Angela Macalusa, and her company Fransicile. I cannot say enough about Angela's expert guidance and the great enjoyment we had of her company and that of her husband and family. Anyone seeking a private tour of any and all parts of Sicily should email Angela at isdepa@tiscal.it or angela@fransicile.it. The website is www.fransicile.it. She also guides private tours of the Amalfi Coast. We are already planning to return to Sicily for her to guide us to the other half of Sicily we did not see. I want to take her to Montalbano Tour of Ragusa and surrounding areas, including Agrigento, which are the locations where the Italian TV series based on the Camileri mysteries are filmed. She can get me into Montalbano's house in fictional Marinella. The Inspector's HQ is fictional Vigata, which is Ragusa. His fictional Montelusa is Agrigento. I recommend anyone who is interested in Sicily to read Camileri first before visiting. One learns the meaning of what one sees, as well as a wonderful guide to the exceptional gastronomy of Sicily. Angela is an expert on all these things and we were so very fortunate to have her guidance. She helped me get my baggage sorted out at the airport in Catania for our flight to Malta, even talking the officials into letting me jump the security line. Wasn't sure the looks we got were daggers or folks wondering just who the hell we were to pull such a stunt. Angela took very good care of us indeed.

  • Craig Cohen

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Dear Angela, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. We have been catching up on work and trying to get back on a normal sleep schedule. Craig was also working on finding pictures to send to you. We want to thank you for organizing a wonderful and memorable to trip to Sicily. It is a beautiful island and we found the people to be warm and friendly, even encouraging Craig’s attempts at speaking Italian. The highlights were visiting Franco Platania’s villa, your hometown, and our dinner with your family. The cooking lesson with your mother and the recipes you provided inspired us to try to make some authentic Italian food, starting with homemade pasta. We have many pictures to send you and will send them in multiple emails. If you would like larger file sizes for any of the pictures for reprinting, let us know and we will send a disc. If you haven’t done so already, please buy flowers for your parents and tell them how much we appreciated their hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with them, despite the language barrier, and felt it was very special. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone planning a trip to Sicily.

  • Hlavaty United States

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Ciao, Angela! It has been a month since we returned from our Mediterranean Cruise. Of the 8 cities that we visited in Italy, Spain, France, and Monaco, I have to say that our family’s favorite was Sicily! All the Thanks go to you!!! Thank you for recommending such wonderful sites to see during the limited time we had to spend on Sicily! Your recommendations were a huge hit with not only Rob & myself, but our teenagers, Brandon & Brittany, and the rest of my family! I could tell that the kids’ eyes and ears perked up when we stopped at the place that explained the production of honey in Italian, and they were eager for your interpretation into English. We all enjoyed tasting the varieties of honey, as well as the different yummy Olive Oils that they made. The villages we went through to get to the crater on Mt. Edna were neat to see as well! Seeing the recent lava that once flowed from the volcano was as interesting as the beautiful view from the crater! And, I have to say we were the luckiest travelers that day to get the opportunity to tour the house where The Godfather movies were made! I believe having our picture taken on the balcony where Al Pacino once stood was a crowd favorite!

    As if that weren’t enough to pack into our few hours on Sicily, riding the sky lift up to the quaint & picturesque town of Taormina was a real treat; not to mention the yummy Gelato! Not only were the sites fabulous, but the history, knowledge, and culture of the island that you shared with us were fascinating! We enjoyed you as much as we enjoyed seeing Sicily! I believe you are now an honorary part of our family! Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful time in Sicily…I hope to be able to visit again one day! Also, I must thank you for the Apron of The Godfather! I totally love it! What a sweet and unexpected gift! I have it hanging in my kitchen, where I see it many times a day to remind me of the fabulous time we had with you in Sicily! Hugs to you from Texas, USA!

  • Jan Allen Australia

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    Dear Angela, we have been home for five whole weeks now and our wonderful holiday seems so long ago. Life at home has overtaken our good intentions, so the attached photographs are rather late. They are not spectacular, but for us they are lovely mementoes. We really enjoyed Sicily. So much to see and we particularly appreciated visiting with your parents for a great local touch. Please thank them for their hospitality and send them our best regards. We were delighted to have Sebastiano accompany us on our journey, so next time you are in contact with him, would you please pass on our thanks and good wishes. It was lovely to meet you and to spend some time with you. We can report that there have been no shark deaths since we have been home, so a visit to Australia is quite safe and summer is coming.

  • Jeremy Tortorice

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Angela, thank you so much for the help. We thoroughly enjoyed polizzi and the surrounding villages. Particularly, the Bianca Ceras were most enjoyable. The Agriturismo was very nice and would recommend it to your future clients. We are now in Palermo at Hotel Federico and will depart tomorrow for Bologna. Thank you again for your guidance!

  • Jim Farrell

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Hi Angela! I have talked about you to friends. You did an amazing job. Also, my brother told me about a website I can go to to talk about the wonderful job you did for us, so that will give you extra exposure. Give your father my regards.

  • Joe Cavallaro

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Angela. I just wanted to say thanks again for yesterday. I really appreciate your guidance to change the dinner to Cefalù. As it was, we did not arrive back to the villa until after 12; it would have been 2 in the morning or something, had we stayed with the original plan. I know that Marco really appreciated it as well, as it was a very long day with lots of driving for him. Dinner was very nice. Although we were quite tired, in the end, we were very glad to have made the effort. The setting was very nice and the food quite good, so we had a relaxing time. So, good choice you made on the restaurant. I need to make time when I return home to take some Italian language lessons, so when I return I can speak some.

  • Lana Lebanon

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Dear Angela. I just came back from Dubai and called the clients (Mrs, Mona Antrazi, the leader). She said it was perfect, she really likes the whole tour and everybody was very happy and thankful. They like you personally a lot and like Paolo, as well. I want to thank you a lot for this service and hope we continue with booking through you.

  • Lori New York

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Hi Angela! Gary and I want to thank you so much for planning and taking us on such a great trip! We really enjoyed it so much, and had a lot of fun spending time with you, Micheala, and, your parents too! I truly hope that you come to New York and we can plan the cooking classes, or anything else! I also want to know, how you are feeling? Have you gone for further testing? I hope you're feeling better. iIf you can, please let me know what the doctor says. Thank you for everything!

  • Mautner

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Dear Ms. Macaluso: We write to express our profound gratitude and appreciation for the way you handled our case this past Tuesday in Cefalù. The professionalism and devotion demonstrated by you; your good advice and the contacts you have created for us have all greatly contributed to the success of our trip in Eastern Sicilia. If you ever come to the Holly Land, please make sure that you contact us. We shall be delighted to host you and to do our utmost so as to make your stay in our country an enjoyable and enriching experience. Also, we understand that your agency concentrates on in-coming tourism operations. Israel is a fairly small country (7 million people), but the Israelis are well-known for being avid travellers. So if you decide that it suits your plans to establish contracts in the tourism industry of our country, we shall be delighted to assist you, to the best of our abilities, in making the necessary contacts.

  • Mike

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Hello Angela! Thanks again for the wonderful day, trip to the Valley of the Temples, dinner at the Chamber of Commerce overlooking the Valley, and everything else we did. You were truly amazing. I would like to post an entry on your website. I would also like to have everyone who was on our trip to do the same, and I hope they will. Good luck with everything. Thanks again for all of your help.

  • Ray Aquilina Malta

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Hi Angela. On behalf of all my colleagues, I would like to thank you once more for the good time you prepared for us during our holiday in Sicily. Everyone was satisfied with the well planned itinerary.

  • Julian Baglieri Australia

    Sicily By Experts di Fransicile website

    Dear Angela, Julian and I have arrived back in Australia and we would like to thank you so much for a wonderful and informative tour of the West coast and centre of Sicily. We have told many people, since coming home, that Sicily was the highlight of our trip. Please thank your parents again for their hospitality, which was exceptional. Your guides and drivers were excellent also. We are considering to do the east coast of Sicily in a couple of years. If you and your husband ever come to Australia we would love to see and show you a bit of Melbourne, at least. Our history is very young, but we have many beautiful scenic things to see. I am going to try and get my brother to do a tour with you; I am sure he would love it. Many many thanks Angela. Best wishes to your husband and parents.

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