MEET OUR LOCAL TEAM
OVER 13 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE
Since 2008 Secret Italia Tours have been running unique small group tours adventures which take you off-the-beaten-path. We have the same travel philosophy as we did back then but now include even more memorable experiences and exciting destinations as well as a higher quality accommodation. We all wish to offer you a full immersion into the local life….Trust the Locals!!!
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 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.”
KATRIN: A real gem for Secret Tours with an enviable task of taking care of everything 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 humor and is very passionate about Secret. 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! She really has a strong character which proves to be successful in managing Aldo’s madness…
OUR AMAZING TOUR DIRECTORS & GUIDES
GIUSI: If you have the pleasure of meeting Giusi, you will immediately realize that she is “an old soul” with her soft-spoken ways, calm, protective, cheerful, and serene attitude. Giusi was born and raised in Palermo where she lives. She has been working in the travel industry for many years and has been a certified tour guide since 1998. When traveling with Giusi, you will always feel pampered and taken care of, as she has a “motherly” approach with all her groups. In her own words: “I love everything about my job: culture, art, history, and of course, food! Sicily is a beautiful Island and I love being able to help people enjoy it as much as I do!”
DIANA: Diana will show you the magic of Portugal through the passion, enthusiasm and love for her country. Since early ages she showed interest for travelling throughout Europe. Once out of the Tourism University and many years of studies, Diana started working as a Local Guide and Tour Director through Portugal and Spain sharing her knowledge and passion for history, art, gastronomy and wine. Diana’s primarly concearn is to make sure everything goes smoothly so your vacation can be enjoyed to the fullest and create memories that will be cherished forever.
VITTORIA: Victoria is a new addition to our Sicilian team of tour guides.She feels blessed to be Sicilian and wishes to share the beauty of her country in all aspects. Born in Palermo of Arbereshe heritage and raised by her parents’ in a pastry shop. She says”I have a cake for each step of my life“. She lived in Naples for 5 years for learning Japanese and Chinese at University and spent five months in Japan studying, working and travelling. Joy, sense of humor and empathy are the keys of her stupendous personality.Food, wine and culture are her passion.Enjoy the Dolce vita….with Victoria.
PAOLA P: Paola is a new addition to our exclusive Puglia & Basilicata small group tours portfolio and we are very excited 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 traveled 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 heartbreak girl!!
ISABEL: Isabel is a real find for Secret Tours Spain and has an enviable task of taking care of everything Spanish for us.She is proud to be called ‘ boquerona’ ( nickname for native people from Málaga in the South of Spain).Isabel studied English at the University of Málaga and Tourism in London and began working 19 years ago on the world of tourism doing different roles.She has been been incredibly lucky to have travelled from an early age, which has greatly influenced her passion for culture, people and discovering new places.She has always taken pleasure in working with people and is very proud as a local expert to show this beautiful part of the world that I call home.Isabel’s experience and professionalism shines through, ensuring you get great care and excellent service whilst touring in this gorgeous country.
CYNTHIA: Cynthia is our Maltese guide from the beautiful Archipelago with its hidden treasures, charm and spectacle of colors, 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 color 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 flavoring Malta in every possible way.She is definitely in love with their sister Island Gozo, where overnight 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.
PAOLA D: Paola started to work as a tour guide 9 years ago in her beautiful Sardinia, where she lives and works.She loves her job and is thrilled to meet our lovely guests. Her goal is to help everybody discovering the beauty, culture, traditions and peculiarities of Sardinia and Corsica. She loves travelling, meeting people from other countries. Sardinia is unique, a little continent in the Mediterranean Sea.Come to discover its hidden treasures in the good hands of Paola.
TIZIANA: Tiziana currently lives in the beautiful shores of Lake Como and has been working as a tour guide for more than a decade. She loves showing people from all around the world her beautiful country. In her free time she loves cooking (and eating!) and travelling. She looks forward meeting you all in the North of Italy to tour together through the fantastic scenery of the lakes! Northern Italy is still an undiscovered gem where the Alps and the water of the lakes create a unique landscape. Despite the short distance each lake is so different form each other! Lake Orta is wild and mystical. Lake Maggiore is elegant and sophisticated. Lake Como is stunning and impressive. Lake Garda is breathtaking.