PIPPO ALAIMO Private tour guide in Agrigento - Italy


Guide profile:

I'm a patented tour guide in Agrigento's Valley of the temples . My love for classical history and literature give me the chance to help people have insights about the soul of sicilian people and culture. In this land so famous thanks to Pirandello,Quasimodo,Camilleri, Tomasi di Lampedusa,Sciascia, the guests will discover" the continent Sicily", sicilian cooking,wines and cannoli, malvasia and cous cous of Saint Esprit 's nouns. Guiding people all around the historic centre of Agrigento is so poetic to me and at the end of the tour a vast choice of sicilian ice cream will give you a glimpse of the sweetness of sicilian life.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Abigail G.

We had a wonderful time seeing the Valley of Temples with Pippo. He is an extremely experienced and knowledgable guide, and we enjoyed discussing everything we were seeing with him. Additionally, he went above and beyond by picking us up at the train station and giving us recommendations for where to eat in Agrigento after our tour. Thanks, Pippo!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

-Valley of the temples Classical Tour - Temple of Juno, Temple of Concord-Arcosolia, temple of Heracles, temple of Zeus.

-Visit to the Archeological Museum

-Visit the historic centre

-Visit Pirandello's house

-Visit the territory of Agrigento for discovering the tastes of sicilian culture such as Porto Empedocle, Racalmuto, Sciacca,Siculiana, Ribera, Caltabellotta. Canicatti, Licata.

-Visit the battle ground of American troops landing in July 1943 in Gela and Licata.

Wine and food itineraries in the territory of Agrigento

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Valley of the temples Agrigento Price Per Group 15000.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Classical history and classical music. Literature regarding Pirandello, Quasimodo, Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sciascia, Camilleri. Cooking sicilian dishes and fish, wine testings , itineraries in the countryside of Agrigento to discover the presence of the different civilizations that left so many traces all around. The tour can be escorted in English,Italian,Spanish.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Abigail G. 20 May 2019

We had a wonderful time seeing the Valley of Temples with Pippo. He is an extremely experienced and knowledgable guide, and we enjoyed discussing everything we were seeing with him. Additionally, he went above and beyond by picking us up at the train station and giving us recommendations for where to eat in Agrigento after our tour. Thanks, Pippo!

5 stars Franklin L. 08 Oct 2018

Pippo is an experienced guide with superb knoeledge of the area and the history which surroends it.

5 stars Charles N. 09 May 2018

Pippo is a superb guide. He is passionate about his geographic area of expertise, and conveys that with true sincerity to his audience. The man is a scholar, and a fountain of wisdom! My wife and I both loved spending the day with him.

5 stars Karen K. 30 Oct 2017

There are no accolades sufficient to express how extraordinary our experience with Pippo was! This man is not only a historian, he is passionate about Agrigento and Sicily. He was patient, courtly, generous with his time & knowledge, and a wonderful gentleman to boot! I cannot recommend him highly enough...

5 stars Sylvia B. 03 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful private Tour with Pippo and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as the only guide you should use during your visit to Agrigento. Pippo's passion for history and his knowledge are amazing and he really wants to impart the importance of looking at history and past civilisations in order to understand society today. We toured all the temples, as well as the valley garden, and then Visited the Archeological museum. A lovely man and we thank him for an amazing day!

5 stars Kathryn H. 28 Sep 2017

Pippo is a wonderful guide. Passionate about his subject and Sicily. He pairs the basic details with art and culture which makes for an informative two hours.

5 stars Elaine B. 10 Sep 2017

Pippo has been a guide in the Valley of the Temples for over 40 years, and is still very passionate about the area. He will explain the history and culture of all you see and make it come alive for you in a wonderful way. He will show you the best places to take photos, and see amazing vistas. And, he knows the best place to have gelato after your tour! I strongly recommend him!

5 stars David E. 24 Aug 2017

Pippo has been guiding here for 43 years. He has clearly not lost his affection for the site which comes across in his descriptions and explanations. We had a historical, philosophical, archeological and botanical three hour tour which I would highly recommend. He also knows all the best spots for photos! Thanks Pippo!

5 stars Annabel R. 02 Jul 2017

Thank you Pippo for guiding us around the temples. It is a memory that will stay with us. I loved the way you encouraged us to consider the land and natural environment with the temples and those people who built them. Pippo was kind and patient and gave us plenty of time to take beautiful photographs. We would have loved to have Pippo with us for the rest of our holiday! We recommend booking a tour with Pippo to make the best out of your visit to this beautiful place.

5 stars Edward B. 31 May 2017

Pippo is an amazing guide. He made our experience of Agrigento so much more than we could have anticipated. His knowledge of history and Sicily is first rate. He has studied extensively and imparts his knowledge in a very easy way. He could have not been more forthcoming. In addition he is a lovely man. He even took us for the best ice cream in Agrigento afterwards - at his cost. He is one in a million and we will always remember his tour and attitude to life. How fortunate we were.

5 stars harry G. 20 May 2017

Our guided tour of the Valley of the Temples with Pippo was tremendous. He taught us so much about the history of the temples. In addition to all of the history, Pippo showed us all of the different flora and fauna around the temples. Pippo educated us about the history of the area in the modern era. We started at the Temple of Herra and finished at the Temple of Castor and Pollux, listening to Pippo and learning new things the entire time. Thanks Pippo for a fabulous afternoon.

5 stars Anthony B. 13 Dec 2016

Pippo was highly knowledgable and very passionate about the subject. We had a very enjoyable and informative tour through the Valley of the Temples. He was able to respond to all our questions very capably. Highly recommended.

5 stars Chris L. 16 Sep 2016

Pippo was excellent. He truly has a passion for the area and it shows in his words. His broader knowledge of history throughout the Mediterranean helps to provide context for the importance of the area. Be sure to ask him for restaurant (food / drink) recommendations. Thanks Pippo!

5 stars Beatriz F. R. 22 Aug 2016

Recomiendo a Pippo como guía al 100%. Pasamos un momento fantástico con él recorriendo el Valle de los Templos. Conoce el lugar como la palma de su mano, es una persona encantadora e hizo que nuestro hijo de 7 años se entusiasmara con los Templos Griegos. Incluso al final nos hizo un regalo, ¡qué más se puede pedir! ¡Muchas gracias, Pippo!

5 stars steve M. 04 Jun 2016

Pippo was an excellent guide! He was very friendly, spoke fluent English, and was most knowledgeable concerning ancient Greek and Roman history history. I would recommend him as a tour guide in Agrigento. If a visitor is traveling with children under the age of 15, I would recommend a half day tour. There is a lot of information to absorb for a young person.

5 stars Lee S. 04 Feb 2016

Mr Pippo Alaimo is a very knowledgeable, educated and amiable guide who was able to give us an individually tailored tour of the Valley of the Temples and Agrigento itself. We had a hotel pickup and were delighted to have our tour began with him pointing out vistas and local info immediately, but as our tour went on he was able to adapt his tour to our individual interests. We had the best gelato in our whole Italy trip and we learnt some useful Italian phrases as well!! Thank you Pippo.

5 stars Kay H. 21 Aug 2015

Our guided time with Pippo in the Valley of the Temples was THE BEST! He was, of course, incredibly knowledgeable with a deep understanding of the history. He verbally painted a wonderful picture of life at that time.

We had great communication via e-mail before we arrived so he understood our level of interest. Bottom line, he was professional, likable and charming. You can plan on a very special experience when you see the Valley of The Temples with Pippo.

Kay & Gene

August 21, 2015

5 stars Frank P. 08 Apr 2015

Pippo gave us a magnificent and unforgettable sunset tour of the Agrigento Valley of the Temples on a perfect evening in early April. Best of all we practically had the place to ourselves. Pippo timed the visit perfectly to get sunset pictures from the best vantage points at the right time. We had a great time and I highly recommend Mr. Alaimo for anyone looking to see the temples and understand their history.

5 stars James T. 07 Oct 2014

We are so happy we chose Pippo as our Guide for the Valley of the Temples. His knowledge, and passion, of the Valley of Temples, is amazing, as well as his intimate knowledge of Sicilian history. A true gentleman, historian, professional, and champion of the Sicilian culture. Highly recommended. We left the Valley richer in life, than when we came. Thanks Pippo.

5 stars Wendy B. 13 Sep 2014

Pippo has a passion for history and for humanity. He was informative and charming He made history come alive. We loved our tour and also meeting and talking to him as a person.

5 stars Dale J. 09 Sep 2014

We were a group of 8 who went on two tours with Pippo Alaimo, one a walking tour of Agrigento, one a nighttime tour of Valley of the Temples. We were impressed with his friendliness, and we all agree that he is the best guide! He is engaging, knowledgable, tells wonderful stories, and makes history come alive. Plus, he knows many people in Agrigento, and we had a unexpected special visit with a distinguished priest who showed us his very special library. We all highly recommend him as a guide!

5 stars Steven V. 01 Jul 2014

Pippo was fantastic! He met us right on time at our hotel lobby and we proceeded on to our tour of the Valley of the Temples. He was extremely knowledgeable not only of the ancient history of the area but all aspects of art, culture and Sicilian life. His passion for it all made the tour all the better. His years of experience was obvious and was very happy to answer any of our questions. He felt like an old friend once the tour was over...very highly recommended!

5 stars Brett R. 12 Jun 2014

We very much enjoyed our tour with Pippo. He was very well-informed, engaging and knowledgeable about history and archaeology. He was energetic and kept our interest throughout our half-day tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and the archaeological museum. Highly recommended.

5 stars Paulo M. 02 Dec 2013

Excelente guía con conocimientos en diversas áreas (historia, arqueología, botánica, arte, etc ...). Presentado en la hermosa ciudad de Agrigento y nos hicieron sentir como si estuviéramos en casa.

5 stars Miranda Y. 16 Oct 2013

My husband and I had an amazing day with Pippo at the Valley of the Temples site and museum. On our three week honeymoon in Italy and Greece we had a total of seven guides and we have to say Pippo was the greatest. He is not only extremely knowledgable, but very gregarious as well. Without his expert guidance I feel like our visit to Agrigento would have been wasted. We highly recommend Pippo's services!

5 stars Calvert K. 06 Oct 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful day with Pippo! He was both knowledgable and fun to be with - and he made the Vally of the Temples come alive! We are so glad we booked a tour with him! Do not hesitate to do so - you will not regret it!

5 stars Diane/ P. G. 27 Sep 2013

Pippo was a joy To be with. His historical knowledge and view of people in the past and present was extraordinary. The best four hours we could possibly spend. And we loved his tour of the Pirandello house. A good way to end our tour.

5 stars Tony R. 05 May 2013

He was wonderful and really knew his subject matter. I would highly recommend him. His fee was very reasonable.

4 stars Louise P. 10 Mar 2017

Very knowledgeable, personable, accommodating to our requests. A great time was had by all!

4 stars Jaime B. 27 May 2015

It was a wonderfull experience. Pippo is a very nice human being and very knowlable on Classic and ancient history of the mediterránean cultures. We enjoy his words about the beautiful valley dei temple and the meaning of each temple. We have a bit of rain that forced us to stop for a few minutes under a tree or in the Dóric Bar which allowed us to know each other better. Thank you very much Zeus for the rain and thank you Pippo for the experience.

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