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Marco S.

Asti, AT, Italy

My name is Marco and I was born near Alba and Asti.

I have been working for some of the most important North American Tour Operators as a Tour Manager since 2007 leading tours all over Italy. I became a certified Tour Guide in Piemonte in 2011. I work in the Province of Cuneo (Alba, Barolo being the most popular destinations) and around Asti. I lead food tours and walking tour in Turin as well. 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 focusing 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. I believe more and more people are looking for activities that connect them with the destination: that's why I try my best to provide full experiences where my guests can see, taste, feel how locals live.

A Recent Review of this guide

Marco was an excellent guide. As we visited different towns and historical sites, he shared his knowledge of the area's culture and history and provided much more than simply a wine tour. However I would also mention, the wine aspect of our afternoon was terrific. We visited a family owned winery that has been making wine for well over 100 years. The experience touring the winery and in the tasting room was definitely a highlight. We only had 1/2 a day, but it was a great value.
Earle Compton

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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.

257 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Food tour in Alba

Combining food tastings with history and local culture

206 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!

195 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours

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Alba walking tour & underground

 unrated

History, art and curiosities in the town centre of Alba

189 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Monferrato wine and cheese

 unrated

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

224 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

265 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Truffle hunting and Barolo wine tasting

Four-hour tour discovering two treasures of Piemonte

336 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Food tour in Asti

Combining food tastings with history and local culture

189 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

189 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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