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We embrace you in our home and our culture

The best way to experience a new place is with the natives – people who not only know the culture, but are the culture. On our tours we guarantee native guides – professionals who provide quality service and exceptional experiences. We take you on the backroads we enjoy. Look for experiences that mean something to us. And, we introduce you to our Italian friends along the way. Be Italian with Siciclando.


Turin Tour Guide

Walk Turin’s ancient porticos and open plazas with our friend Patrizia and you will see the deep beauty and importance of this city….to her, to the region, and to Italy. Patrizia delightfully explains the meaning behind the buildings, the key role Turin played in the unification of Italy, and the personalities that pulled it off.

Explore Turin with Patrizia on the Piedmont: Bike the Kingdom of Italy.

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Wine Guide

Chiara shares the secrets of a great wine and a beautiful love story at one of our favorite wineries owned by Eataly. Chiara’s sweet charm makes this tour interesting and enjoyable. Perhaps she will offer a glass of Barolo, Nebbiolo, or Moscato. It is all good!

Meet Chiara on our Piedmont: Bike the Kingdom of Italy.

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Lucca & Maya

Truffle Hunters

Lucca and his wonderdog Maya are expert truffle hunters in the forests of Piedmont. Their record is 5 truffles in 7 minutes! Learn about the different truffles and how to use them to add flavor to pasta, bruschetta, and appetizers. This is a fun and fascinating part of the tour.

Meet them on our Piedmont: Bike the Kingdom of Italy.

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Cooking Companion

Christina, along with her sister and niece, offer a fun evening of cooking, eating, and drinking local wine! Spend an evening with these charming ladies as we make fresh pasta, traditional Umbrian fare, and even learn Christina’s secrets to a good tiramisu.

Join our Tuscany and Umbria: Cycling the soul of Italy Tour for an unforgettable experience.

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Certified Olive Oil Taster

Giorgio knows olive oil! In addition to producing one of the best olive oils in Tuscany, he is an Italian certified olive oil taster; a job that requires him to re-certify every six months. He takes olive oil seriously and creates a fun tasting for us so we know what we are buying and what we should be buying.

Meet Giorgio on our Tuscany Maremma Tour.

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Volcanologist Extraordinaire

The Aeolian Islands are an archipelago of small volcanic islands. Emanuele helps us understand the creation and geology of these places on interesting hikes. Explore the steaming volcano on Vulcano Island during our Taste of Sicily Tour. Emanuele also guides hikes on the explosive volcano of Stromboli Island on custom Sicily tours.

He loves what he does and he enjoys sharing his passion with us.

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Rome Tour Guide

Cinzia is our expert on Rome. She balances her tours with a mix of the known and unknown places – churches, historic sites, important plazas. Interesting facts and great stories spill out along the way. Plus, she always knows where to find the best pastries and a coffee! That is our favorite part of the walking tour!

We can coordinate a walking tour of Rome for you with Cinzia before or after any bike tour you have scheduled.

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Pippo & Letitzia

Sicilian Deli Owners

These dear friends bring a beautiful energy to our lunch stop at the base of Mt Etna. Their deli is full of mouthwatering cheeses, salami, prosciutto – the makings for an incredible sandwich. They always surprise us with special extras such as onion jam, sweet pistachio cream, and local wine. Save room in your suitcase…this is the place we do some specialized grocery shopping.

Meet Pippo and Letitzia on our Sicily Baroque Towns Bike Tour.

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Granita Master

Expect a refreshing homemade granita and a big hug (for the ladies) from our long-time friend Tano. A native of Lipari in the Aeolian Islands, Tano takes great care in the food he prepares at his bar. Coffee granita topped with billowy whipped cream. Blackberry granita made from the wild blackberries above Tano’s house; berries he hand-picks in the morning and turns into a flavorful treat by the afternoon.  Join us on the Taste of Sicily Tour and enjoy the best granita in Sicily.

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