AMAZING TEAM

We look forward to getting to know you when you travel with us.With a Secret Tour guide, your experience is that of a friend and local representative of the country you’re visiting. We believe strongly in working with local guides and tour directors, experts in the areas to which we travel, and they hold the keys to unlocking the hidden delights of your chosen destination. Although you will never know they are at work – the mark of a truly great leader – our guides make magical things happen and add a dimension to your trip that you could not experience on your own. We also collaborate with the best tour guides and skilled drivers to make your vacation running smoothly.Thanks for travelling Secret Italia Tours !!!

OUR MALTA & SICILY OFFICE

ALDO: Nearly fifteen years ago Aldo decided to embark himself in the overseas job adventure and after 15 years he does not regret it at all. He says: “I know that we have the pick of the best Italian and Maltese tour itineraries – because we’ve visited every country possible. I think our clients are very special too – because they seem to share our appreciation of all that’s best about Sicily and Malta.” Aldo devotes his considerable organizational and managerial skills to ensuring that Secret Italia Tours always provides the level of service that clients deserve. After so many years working overseas Aldo felt it was time to make all happening and Secret Italia Tours represents a dream which finally came true!! Best part of the job – “Getting to know in person our guests when possible and the satisfaction of knowing that we can help people make the most of their precious holiday time.”

TOURS: SARDINIA & CORSICA

Katrin Rothe

KATRIN: A real gem for Secret Tours with an enviable task of taking care of everything Sicilian for us. Her experience in the tourist industry has given Katrin the knowledge and know-how to confidently handle everything we pass her way – she has a great sense of humour and is very passionate about her island. Katrin has a degree in languages and has enjoyed travelling throughout Europe. She loves swimming in the sea, listening to music and reading when she has the time. She’s very sociable – making her delightful company – and has a huge amount of local information, tips and advice, that you could only get from a local girl! She really has a strong character which proves to be successful in managing Valerio’s madness… Katrin is our Groups Controller & Quality Manager

OUR AMAZING TOUR DIRECTORS & GUIDES

ROSARIA : The lovely and charming Rosaria is a native of Catania and has worked in tourism as tour director for the last 13 years for major UK and USA tour operators. Her bright personality brought her to live in London for several years where she attended travel and tourism courses and achieved important qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language to Italian students. Rosaria loves meeting Secret Italia guests, showing them the beauty of her beloved Sicily or “Sicilia” as she keeps saying. Her humour and bubbly personality is infectious and this is testified by a long records of excellent reviews from our repeat guests. You will fall in love with this Catanese girl

TOURS: SICILY

FRANCESCA: Francesca was born in America from a Sicilian family that had soon returned back to Sicily when she was 5. Her father was a farmer and could not stand staying away from his olives and vineyards  and her mother’s endless love for sicily made her wanting to grow up there. Francesca inherited their love for this beautiful country ; the gorgeous land, its rich history , the sublime cuisine and picturesque people.Francesca always admits” if I had to choose with my mind I would leave Sicily in a second, but if I have to listen to my heart I would live here forever”. Being exposed to both cultures she has come to have a very specific personality : traditional as a Sicilian and free, outspoken as an American so, after years of interior dwelling, she has come to fuse the best of both worlds. Francesca attended school in Italy but left home at early age, working already for the european community in an international voluntary service in Germany, travelling around Europe and even venturing in New York city where jazz became her passion. Francesca has been escorting groups around Sicily, South of Italy and New York city as well since 2007. After some experiences in Spain she decided to return to her beloved Sicily. We are really proud to have such a high calibre of tour manager within our overseas team. She loves sharing her land with others and proud to be its embassador. Sicily is everyhing : beauty,power and intensity at its finest and her task is just to show it to the people that have never been here before.Come to discover Francesca’s Sicily. You will not regret!

TOURS: SICILY

PAOLAPaola is a new addition to our exclusive Puglia & Basilicata small group tours portfolio and we are veryexcited to have her on board. Becoming a professional licensed guide has always been Paola’s childhood ambition which became a reality once she obtained her license. Recently she further enhanced her studies by successfully gaining a Diploma in Languages and Literature awarded by the University of Bari and a Master in Tourism Management in Trento.Our guests deeply love Paola who would be delighted to show you the enchanting land of Puglia, through her passion, knowledge and enthusiasm, bringing to life years of history. Paola has travelled extensively throughout the world in order to learn from other countries and culture while keeping Puglia in her heart. You will fall in love with this funny and hearbraker girl!!

TOURS: PUGLIA, BASILICATA, SARDINIA, CORSICA & SICILY

LAURA: Laura is a real find for Secret Italia Tours and has an enviable task of taking care of everything Spanish and Portuguese for us, she is a true native, born in Toledo. With a huge wealth of experience in the travel industry, Laura’s knowledge of Spain is more than impressive, and she will happily make suggestions and recommendations to ensure youmake the most of your time in this beautiful country. Her experience in the tourist industry has given Laura the knowledge and know-how to confidently handle everything we pass her way – she has a deep sense of humour and is very passionate about her homeland. Laura’s experience and professionalism shines through, ensuring you get great care and excellent service whilst touring in this gorgeous country.

TOURS: SPAIN & PORTUGAL

CYNTHIA: Cynthia is our Maltese guide from the beautiful Archipelago with its hidden treasures, charm and spectacle of colous, no matter what time of the year you visit Malta. She is proud and passionate about her home Island, and rearing to go to give the visitor every possible Maltese experience!. From their stone wood baking ovens, creating their crusty Maltese bread, to the spectacle of colour in fireworks landing on a dry terrain in summer, to experiencing their freshly caught Mediterranean fish, with a cuisine that is a fusion, reflecting their 7000 year history, is only the start of flavouring Malta in evert possible way.She is definetely in love with their sister Island Gozo, where overnighting one gets a better understanding, why the saying the Island where time stood still in the year 2018, still applies. Come to the discover the tiny and picturesque islands of Malta and Gozo with our perfect guide Cynthia.

TOURS: MALTA & GOZO