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Possible routes:

· Etna and surroundings;

· Alcantara Valley;

· On the Trail of the “Godfather”;

· Syracuse, from antiquity to the present day;

· Sicilian baroque: Ragusa, Modica, Noto;

· Roman mosaics of Villa del Casale;

· Any other route on request

How to proceed?


Phone:  +39 349 6400 923





Who am I?

I am Vasile Mutu, I am a Tour Leader, registered on the Tour Leader Regional Register of the Sicilian Region, for English, French, Russian and Italian languages,  card n. 564

Photo Vasile Mutu

I live in Sicily for more than twenty years. I am a plastic artist. But I am also a translator. I have taught artistic subjects and foreign languages. I studied, I published articles, I organized conferences on cultural heritage of Sicily and guided tourist groups and individuals through Sicily.

Born in the former USSR (1954) Faculty of Economics in Chisinau (1974), stage and frequency of doctorate at the Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk (1975 – 1982). I lived in Bucharest (Romania) between 1982 and 1992, where I studied fine art.

In Italy since 1992. The owner of an art studio. I produce works of pictorial art, stained glass, ceramics and sacred art.

Listed in the Register of Translators and Interpreters in the Court of Catania for Russian and Romanian languages. I also offer translator and interpreter services for public and private clients.

Teacher on contract (1998-1999 with the University of Catania for Russian language (sectoral scientific area languages) in Diploma for translators and interpreters.

Russian language teacher on contract (moving languages, applied linguistics and communication strategies) (2007), University of Catania (SISSIS courses).

Teacher on contract on Russian Language and Linguistics at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Palermo (2009-2010).

Some publications:

• A Byzantine icon in Biancavilla, "Yearbook 2004 Cultural heritage Biancavilla municipality, 2005

• "Nunziatella, the treasure of art to protect", in the "Prospettive ", Catania, October 2, 2005

• Historical and monumental Guide "Byzantine Ionic-etnean zone Itinerary ", drawn up on behalf of Provincia Regionale di Catania, limited distribution on CD (2003) and published on the Internet site:, 2005

• "The tradition of the sacred image in the Christian East and West" in the materials of the International Conference "Reconquering sacred space", Rome, 2000.

Public lectures on historical and monumental Patrimony with reference to the monuments of Byzantine and Norman epoch since 2004 in various Sicilian cities, including the Conference on the theme: "Byzantine art in Sicily" at the Kore University of Enna in 2007, and for Turing Club of Catania.

I have guided visits to the Byzantine Monuments of the ionic etnean area and to the Basilian churches in the province of Messina, organized by the Touring Club of Catania and Taormina Lions Club in 2004 and 2005. I accompany individuals and groups through Sicily.