Sebastiano Leone

Sebastiano Leone is a native of the charming town of Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily, and a graduate of the University of Catania, with a degree in geology and a specialty in environmental restoration. He has done volunteer work on environmental projects in Italy’s national parks and is also an avid gardener. Sebastiano loves guiding hiking trips and sharing his passion for Sicily’s delights, from the cuisine and the flora to the hidden trails. He lives in Siracusa with his wife and two daughters.

Upcoming Trips:

Pagan Festivals of Sardinia, February 11-19, 2015
Hiking in Sicily, April 10-19, 2015
Hiking in Sicily, May 8-17, 2015
Hiking in Sicily, September 11-20, 2015
Hiking in Sicily, September 27-October 6, 2015

Client Testimonials:


Sebastiano was great—very personable and knowledgeable about the hikes and the towns. Shirley W., Paradise Valley, AZ
Hiking in Sicily
Sebastiano was very friendly and knowledgeable about Sicily, especially the terrain. Ann M. and Russ L., Ann Arbor, MI
Hiking in Sicily
Sebastiano was outstanding in giving us information about Sicily. He was also a pleasure to be with. Dianne M., Elm Grove, WI
Hiking in Sicily
Best trip ever! Sebastiono was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible, and guided by the interests of the group. Gail B., Larchmont, NY Sebastiano is terrifically organized and highly efficient in a low-key way. His knowledge of local culture, food, and architecture is awesome. Edy and Michael D., Portland OR, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. Sebastiano was a wonderful leader. The moment we expressed any needs, he immediately filled them. He was adjustable, friendly, and organized, with a great sense of humor. Joselyn B., Caspar, CA
Hiking in Sicily
Sebastiano is warm, considerate, and flexible. He has an excellent instinct for the energy level of the group and was always able to anticipate and meet our needs. Eleanor S., Kingstone, ON
Hiking in Sicily
I cannot say enough good about Sebastiano—he is extremely nice, funny, sensitive, knowledgeable, and professional. He always went the extra mile to help and provide the best possible experience. Mimi S., Santa Cruz, CA
Hiking in Sicily
Sebastiano is an excellent trip leader and guide. He was outstanding at dealing with the various hiking skill levels of all participants. He is a true cultural ambassador and a great asset to Wilderness Travel. Rob L., Newport News, VA
Hiking in Sicily
He was a wonderful guide both in terms of relevant knowledge and interpersonal skills. His ability to explain the geology and natural history of Sicily was exceptional. A real bonus was his knowledge of plants, flowers, and trees. We always felt he was looking out for us in every way. Pam W., Minneapolis, MN
Hiking in Sicily
Sebastiano is an excellent leader: professional, caring, and capable. Sally G., Cleveland, OH
Hiking in Sicily
Sebastiano was a great trip leader. He is a very genuine person, the kind you would have for a friend. He is intelligent, confident, and personable. I loved that he knew so much of the geology of the Alps. Joni H., Evergreen, CO
Ultimate Dolomites
Sebastiano was a great leader: fun, thoughtful, kind, warm, capable, and organized. I hope to travel with him again! Anne K., Sun Valley, ID
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites
Sebastiano Leone encouraged some of us to do more challenging hikes and stayed with us the entire time. His wit and smile made even the tougher hikes loads of fun. Lucy H., Sunset Valley, TX
Ultimate Dolomites
'Sebbe'is a very warm, responsible, and knowledgeable leader, who ran a truly great trip in Sicily. He worked very well with the other two exceptional leaders, and showed a lot of concern for making each trip participant fully satisfied, down to small details. What stood out for me was his kindness, his good judgement, his tact, and the depth of his serious thinking about many subjects-Sicily, of course, one of them. Some amazing people work with Wilderness Travel! Jon R., Hillsborough, CA
Hiking in Sicily
Patient, knowledgeable, and good humored, Sebastiano was a first class leader. I would be happy to travel with him in the future. Paul R., Lakewood, CO
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites
I can't say enough great things about Sebastiano. He was congenial, caring, fun, and flexible to the group's needs. I really enjoyed my time with him and felt he kept things flowing with a smile. He made sure everyone was having a great time. Amy B., Baltimore, MD
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites
A gem! Sebastiano is an exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, and personally involved hike leader. An extremely professional, educated, and pleasant person. Wayne D., Mahwah, NJ
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites