Welcome to my homepage! My name is Barbara and I am a Freelance Tour Guide in the Province of Ragusa.

Come with me, together we will discover the beauties of the Hyblaean district, a land which offers its visitors… beautiful late-baroque churches with high belfries, noble houses adorned with funny masks making fun of the passer-by, breathtaking and enchanting views.

On this website you will find information about the main tourist destinations in the south-east Baroque District, as well as some recommended itineraries which can be customized to your needs. My tours, for Italian and foreign guests, are held in Italian, English and German. For more information do not hesitate to contact me.

I’m waiting for you…we will make your visit an unforgettable experience!

Sicily: Montalbano’s island

( The Telegraph UK – 2015 – Lee Marshall )

The cult Sicilian detective series owes as much to the beauty of its island setting as it does to the mysteries solved when an inspector calls, says Lee Marshall.

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Sicily’s baroque masterpiece makes for the perfect (warm) winter break

The Guardian – 2015 – Ed Cumming )

South-east Sicily loses nothing out of season but the crowds, finds Ed Cumming. It could just be the best time to enjoy its spectacular architecture, fantastic cuisine and ancient landscapes.
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Bite me

Let’s Go with Ryanair – 2014 – Rocky Casale / PDF )

A glorious spring sun beats down on my back as I climb the steep limestone steps of Ragusa’s old town, Ragusa Ibla. It’s only March but it feels like summer.

“Are you ready to taste some wine and cheese,” my guide, local food-and-art-expert Barbara Sudano, asks as we arrive at 17th-century Palazzo Arezzo di Trifiletti, in Piazza Duomo. You bet. I’ve come to Ragusa, Sicily’s unsung foodie mecca, hungry, planning a non-stop gorge-fest of the small-time products and world-class cuisine the region’s known for. Eyeing Barbara’s itinerary on top of the dinners I’ve booked, I’ll be rolling myself back on the plane, no doubt. Continue Reading →

Montalbano traino per il turismo del Sud Est, e non solo, da 15 anni

( TravelNoStop – 2013 )

Ha appena compiuto vent’anni il commissario Salvo Montalbano, nato dalla penna di Andrea Camilleri. Il 10 marzo 1994 uscì il primo romanzo “La forma dell’acqua”, edito da Sellerio. Ma fu con la fiction sulla Rai, agli inizi del 2000, che la “Montalbanomania” ebbe inizio. Luca Zingaretti e le sue vicende ambientate a Vigata fecero scoprire al pubblico televisivo, italiano e non solo, la provincia di Ragusa e in generale il Sud Est siciliano. Continue Reading →

Modica: A sweet spot for an ancient remedy

( The Independent – 2013 – Harriet O’Brien )

Harriet O’Brien finds a surprising history among the lemon trees and chocolate shops of the Sicilian city. Continue Reading →