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Marco S.

Asti, AT, Italy

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I am a certified tour guide in Piemonte since 2011 but I have an extensive experience as tour manager since 2007, with some of the most important North American Tour Operators, leading tours all over Italy, Iceland and Switzerland. I am here to welcome visitors who decide to explore a corner of Italy less known than other regions, with so much to offer: medieval castles, Gothic and Baroque churches, hills and mountains with many stories to be revealed. I like to focus my adventures around culinary experiences with food tastings, cooking demonstrations, meeting local people who prepare local food. This is a great approach to understand the local culture, mixing it with our history, geology and traditions.
Please note that transportation is never included in my tours. If you rather have a private driver I can arrange it but that will significantly increase the total cost of the tour. I suggest renting a car and in that case I can join your vehicle. Sometimes, in case of short distances, I may allow one or two guests to ride on my car for an extra fee (smaller than a professional driver).

A Recent Review of this guide

Marco was great. His insights into Piedmont culture as well as the foodstuffs that were available to the residents of the area were most interesting. The purveyors he chose all demonstrated the different aspects of traditional Piedmontese cooking. I highly recommend him.
Martin Slavin

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Credentials

Certified Local Guide in the Province of Cuneo, Southern Piedmont, Italy.
Italian Certification for Tour Managers.

Restrictions

•I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Guide Requirements for Italy

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Tours by Marco S.

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Private tour guide Marco

Barolo wine tour

Panoramic tour of the Barolo area and wine tasting in a cellar.

217 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Food tour in Alba

Combining food tastings with history and local culture

222 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Marco

Truffle hunting near Asti

 unrated

Looking for white and black truffles with a dog!

193 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours

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Private tour guide Marco

Alba walking tour & underground

 unrated

History, art and curiosities in the town centre of Alba

187 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Monferrato wine and cheese

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A wine cellar and a cheese farm in the UNESCO hill district

222 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Barbaresco wine & hike tour

 unrated

Farmer's brunch with wines and hiking in the countryside

263 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Marco

Truffle hunting and Barolo wine tasting

Four-hour tour discovering two treasures of Piemonte

334 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Marco

Food tour in Asti

Combining food tastings with history and local culture

222 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

3 hours

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Classic Asti walking tour

History, art and curiosities about the city of the Palio

187 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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