Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
With a love of languages and travel, native Sicilian Orietta Piazza studied English, German, and Spanish at the University of Catania, graduating with a degree in modern languages. In addition to guiding our walking tours in Sicily, Orietta leads tours exploring Sicilian genealogy for many visitors to the island who are of Sicilian heritage. In addition to traveling, she is fond of gardening and plays the guitar.
Alessandro Gullo is a native of Italy with Sicilian ancestry. Educated in the US as well as Italy, he is a certified guide of historic monuments in Umbria. He combines his charming personality with a vast knowledge of culture, art, history, food and wine on many of our Italian tours.
With degrees in Economic Development and International Cooperation as well as Democratic Governance and Human Rights, Ermes Riccobono has spent years working in social tourism and as a cultural mediator and brings a special cultural understanding to his guiding work. With an extensive knowledge of history, flora, and fauna, and as a native of Palermo, Ermes looks forward to sharing his local expertise alongside his co-guides.
A native of the Sicilian town of Acireale, Maurizio Musmeci lives in Aci Castello, a small village built on hardened Mt. Etna lava. Having lived in several Italian cities, he eventually returned to Sicily, where he is proud to be part of an organization that publicly supports businesses and public officials who do not pay protection money to organized crime. He has a degree in environmental planning and has been working for years as a hiking and nature guide. Maurizio wants to share Sicily with all visitors so they can know it for what it is: a beautiful land, full of contradictions, with an amazing natural and human cultural heritage.
With his American mother and Sicilian father, Keegan Alagna grew up in a bilingual home in the Umbrian countryside near Assisi. From his childhood on a working farm to post-graduate work in geology, he has always pursued his passion and curiosity for the outdoors, through teaching, guiding, and exploring. He brings his depth of knowledge of geology, nature, Italian history and culture to his walking tours and to his position as a board member on Italy’s premier outdoor group—the CAI, the Club Alpino Italiano.