Maya GhoudsifarUnited States
Katherine HaaseUnited States
Giorgio was the best tour guide we've had thus far on any shore excursion. He opened a window into authentic Old Town life in Bari, escorting us through real homes and introducing us locals. He was wildly entertaining & spoke phenomenal english. He had an infectious love for his town, people, culture, and traditions. Undoubtedly, Giorgio made the trip to Bari, a seemingly uneventful destination, one of the most memorable on our voyage through both Southern Italy & Greece. Giorgio and Bari are a must!
Wenqi YaoUnited States
We had a great day out with Giorgio!! He answered all our many questions and brought us to taste some really delicious food. Also, he knows everyone in Alberobello and that made the experience really special. Would definitely return for more tours together :)
Norman TellisUnited States
Matera (being the 2019 European cultural capital) and Alberobello are well known names by now .. both being very atmospheric in their own right.. it is within that background, that it takes a guide to elevate it to something more human and not just a collection of monuments. Giorgio, being the person he is, is very able to fit that role admirably .. and his passion shines through in any discussion. This was a full day filled with history, frescoes, trulli and FOOD. Superb recommendations and tour !
Norman TellisUnited States
Giorgio is among one of the most engaging and interesting persons I've met - it is that attitude and his passion for what he is bringing to life, like everyday people (besides the monuments and churches) that makes his tours so interactive and amazing. A few surprise stops along the way also heightened the excitement of visiting both cities, Lecce and Otranto, already full of amazing churches and monuments themselves. Well spent day, thanks to Giorgio !
Rosalind StarkUnited States
We give Giorgio five stars, enthusiastically. He is so knowledgeable about Matera and is able to answer every question. He also has a terrific manner— is warm and friendly—and fun to spend a day with.
Kit Wing LamHong Kong
Giorgio is an excellent guide. He is responsive and willing to go the extra miles to customise the tour for us. He is very friendly, authentic and respectful. We'd a great time with him and would highly recommend him. Wish you all the best with your lovely family, Giorgio!!
Paulette LicitraUnited States
Giorgio was the perfect guide -- lovely, friendly personality; extremely knowledgable and passionate about the history and beauty of Matera. My group enjoyed all!
Siew Lan HoSingapore
My daughter and I went on a 2-1/2 day tour with Giorgio. Giorgio is a super amazing guide. He is not only knowledgeable about the places we visited but also anything and everything we asked! We felt like he was a family friend, showing us around and even to places the locals would go, beyond the usual touristy spots. The true friendliness of Giorgio shone through the whole duration we were with him, elevating our experience in Puglia, allowing us to enjoy the utmost beauty of the region. Thank you Giorgio
Andrea F.United States
Giorgio was an excellent guide and made our time in Puglia extra special. We did a full day tour that included time in Bari and then in Matera. Touring with Giorgio made you feel like you were part of the community of Bari and provided a glimpse into the day to day lives of the residents. Truly special! Matera was unbelievably beautiful and unlike anything I've seen before. Having Giorgio as our guide made this experience so much richer and informative. We our loved our time with Giorgio!
Peter C.United States
Giorgio is an excellent guide and genuinely warm individual. He took us to Alberobello and introduced us to many residents there; we had a unique local experience that others in large buses did not get to experience! He took us to three other sites and stopped along the way for us to see some very old olive trees and to spontaneously visit an agritourist business. He has a great sense of humor and we highly recommend him for local Bari area tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, thank you very much for your feedback. It was a beautiful experience especially because of your easygoing way to enjoy every single moment of the tour. I hope all the best for you and I am sure that you will come back here in Apulia! Grazie di cuore
Believe all the reviews. Giorgio's love for what he does and his passion for the people of Bari shines throughout his walking tour. He easily mixes facts with historical knowledge and fun. His tour allows you to be alive in "a day in the life of the Bari people". The personal touches and food tastings (best gelato ever tasted!) makes for a very memorable connection with Bari and it's inhabitants. If you're going to be in Bari, book this tour. Highly recommend!
We loved the tour with Giorgio. Not only he was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and their history, he was extremely flexible and changed plans according to our needs without any issue at all. He stayed with us much longer than initially agreed, actually we hadn't even noticed it was so late as it was such a fun day. Great professionalism and communicative abilities, everything was perfect with him. Fantastic guy and excellent guide.
Kenneth JamesUnited States
The highest rating goes to Giorgio. Way higher than five stars.
Kenneth JamesUnited States
Fantastic tour - Giorgio knows his stuff and makes the tour interesting and easy. He had very good English and is easy to understand. Giorgio is highly recommended
Karen SeyerstedUnited Kingdom
Our 3 hour tour of Matera could not have been better, Giorgio gets five stars from all of us! Above expectations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your time and for your review, I hope all the best for you.
Ricky RichardsonUnited States
Giorgio was an excellent tour guide. He had great knowledge and presented it in an entertaining way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ricky, it was a big pleasure to meet you!
Nancie HardyUnited States
Giorgio was without a doubt the best guide we have ever had! From the moment he picked us up at the train station, his love for Bari and Puglia entranced us. He showed us life as well as the beauty of the area. He took us to amazing places to eat and expanded our culinary horizons. Our four days with him were just perfect!!!!
Ma Ofelia L GonzagaPhilippines
Lively and fun..made us see Matera in a different light. As we went up and down the Sassi, didn't feel tired as his energy was infectious. Thank you for an enlightening tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback and see you soon in Apulia region!
We had a fantastic day with Giorgio, one that will be a highlight of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Nicky! It was a lovely day for me too! See you soon!
Nita FongHong Kong
Giorgio our great guide in Bari.He met us an hour earlier at the cruise terminal.He drove us safely to visit Matera and Alberobello.He was so knowledge about the history and places. He brought us some local pastry to taste. We visited the Sassi,cave dwelling and cave churches in Matera meet local artist. In Alberobello we visited his friends who living in the Trulli, we singing,dancing and taste homemade wine and snacks. We thank you enough for the amazing experience for making our good memory .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nita, thank you very much for your rating. You look very happy about the experience but you gave me 1 star on 5 for mistake. Can you please do something to solve this error? :) Grazie! I still remember our great tour :)
Annie CheungUnited States
Giorgio was a fabulous guide. We had a wonderful day touring with him. He took us to places off the tourists path yet retaining the beauty and authenticity of the what the sites are supposed to offer. Would recommend Giorgio unconditionally.
Giorgio was an amazing tour guide! He's very proud of where he comes from & is passionate about educating visitors on the history & culture of the wonderful city of Bari, Alberobello & Matera. He is a fountain of knowledge and was happy to answer any question we had. He is such a friendly person, and patient! He knows all of the locals & this makes the experience even more wonderful for us tourists to be able to speak to them via Giorgio! If you want a tour guide, please book Giorgio, you won't regret it!
Barbara ClarkeUnited States
Barbara ClarkeUnited States
Great guide, personable and willing to accommodate our suggestions. Would give more stars if possible!
Giorgio is the best tour guide ever! The tour was beyond what we expected and we are grateful to have made this experience. Highly recommended! :-)
Laura L.United States
Giorgio is the best tour guide we have ever had! He was prompt, extremely knowledgeable, and very friendly. He communicated with us ahead of time to understand our goals for the tour, and he was very flexible about accommodating our specific interests. He went out of his way to personalize our day with stops for local tastings and to see special places not known to tourists. We would not have enjoyed our tour as much if it had not been for Giorgio's enthusiasm for the area. Thanks, Giorgio!
John ParisUnited States
We had a very short period of time in this incredible region of Italy and wanted to make the most of it. WE could not have gotten any luckier with Giorgio. He picked us up, got a feel for what we were looking for and quickly planned out an incredible day. His pride in his home town of Bari and the entire region and the enthusiasm he showed in sharing it with us was quite genuine and was exactly what we were looking for. Don't miss out on this incredible region and this incredible guide!!
James PaganoUnited States
Giorgio is passionate about the people of Bari and it comes across clearly during his tour. He provides priceless and authentic insights and experiences in old town Bari. Highly recommended!
Giorgio is a great tour guide. He went well and truly out of his way to be helpful. We had quite a mix of interests in our group, one keen historian another one more interested in photography and two teens who just wanted to check out the local culture and he managed to keep everyone happy and entertained for the day. We meet locals and sampled some amazing food and went off the beaten track to some really interesting places. It was a great day and I highly recommend Giorgio.
What an exceptional tour guide Giorgio is. From the moment of contact to the actual 4 days of tours we had with him were such a pleasure. He made sure that our requests were met (not just tourist spots), he is full of knowledge about Bari and the other areas of Puglia he visited with us and was happy to adjust the days to suit the situation. You definitely cannot go wrong hiring him to be your tour guide. Professional, passionate and a lovely sole. Thanks for making our trip so special. The Aussie clan
I've hired a ton of Private Guides over the years both in Italy and beyond but I've just never had anyone quite like Giorgio. His knowledge of the history and culture of Bari, combined with his passion for the people, the food and even his job were simply phenomenal. Funny... he seemed to know everyone we passed by and he was so friendly and engaging that I came away feeling like I knew them too :) Super-friendly, very smart guy. Grazie mille Giorgio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Trish, your feedback is very important for me. It was a great tour and I really liked your approach. All the best!
Amy S.United States
Really enjoyed touring Sassi di Matera, an ancient city we didn't know much about before our visit. Giorgio provided us with interesting background information and historical details in a very engaging manner. His walking tour was wonderful and we appreciated his insights which helped us understand the history of the area. This city is unique with its stone buildings and cave dwellings; we would definitely recommend a stay in Matera - especially if you can book a tour with Giorgio during your visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback. All the best!
Amy S.United States
Loved this tour through Old Town Bari and would definitely recommend it to others! As a guide, Giorgio provided an enjoyable & insightful introduction to the people of Bari along with important historical context. His style was very interactive and he helped us understand this area of Italy, but also other places that we visited during our trip. We didn't expect Bari to be a highlight of our travels, but it ended up being one of our favorite places to visit, due in large part to Giorgio's tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you loved Bari (actually is your hometown, somehow) and I hope to meet you again! All the best!
David H.United States
Between my wife and I, we have used TBL guides close to a dozen times in countries all over Europe. Giorgio has has simply been the best of all. Exemplary in knowledge and accommodation. He has a love and passion for Puglia, learns what his clients want to get out of a trip, and customizes each day insuring to maximize our experience. A true pleasure to be with, and our adventures eating and conversing will be sorely missed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, thank you for your feedback. It was a very nice, funny and enjoyable tour. You wrote I am the best ToursByLocals guide you ever met but I am sure that you wrote this feedback during an apulian wine tasting, right? :) Grazie, I hope to meet all of you again!
Timothy DaisyUnited States
Giorgio was absolutely fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable about the Puglia region and went out of his way to show us many hidden treasures that this wonderful part of Italy has to offer. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Emma, Tim and Lewis, thank you very much for your feedback. I hope that your concert was great, unluckily I didn't came because of my work. I hope to see you again! Cheers!
An amazing place to visit with our fantastic guide Giorgio, who was full of information and interesting historical details about Matera and the Sassi. Definitely a highlight of our trip through beautiful Puglia! A "must do" for any trip in the south of Italy. Could not recommend Giorgio and Tours by Locals highly enough! Many thanks Giorgio for an enjoyable and fantastic tour , and the gelato recommendation - best ever!!
Joseph DiminoUnited States
Giorgio was better than the best. He was personable, informative, and fun to spend the day with. He knew everyone and everyone seemed to know him. Our tour included many unexpected extras — food and wine tastings and a bit of the Bari old town even though we had only booked a tour of Matera and Alberobello. You MUST book a tour with him. Excellent!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph, it was just an amazing tour! Thank you very much for your mood (and for your feedback)!!! All the best!
Mike PriorUnited Kingdom
Giorgio was very accomplished with his knowledge, was easy going and friendly and adapted the tour to suit us and gave us options within the tour, such as extra visits to patricular sights if we were interested in them. We felt that we were being guided by a personal friend rather than someone unkown to us. He was very passionate about this region of Italy and there is no way that we would have known what we were looking at or where to go in the streets of old Matera. Thank you Giorgio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, thank you very much for your feedback and for your time. It was a great tour. Say hello to all of your family! Ciao!
Jason BhargavaUnited States
Giorgio was absolutely AMAZING! Traveling with him was like traveling with a friend who knows all of the local people, traditions, culture, and spots. He took us on an unbelievable journey off the beaten path with great sights, drinks, and food. He was professional, friendly, and always willing to go out of the way to make the tour special. He's also a great driver and made us feel safe. I would definitely tour with him again and I hope to remain in touch. 100% recommended! Grazie Giorgio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jason, thank you for your feedback! I am honored to be the highlight of your trip and I will be very happy to meet you again, some day! All the best! Grazie!
Giorgio is an incredible tour guide! He exceeded our expectations. He shaped our tour perfectly to what we were exactly after which included an amazing family run mozzarella farm. We were able to experience how the locals live, as Giorgio knew many locals who still live in Trullis. He is also so knowledgeable about the region. Most of all Giorgio was easy to get along with. It was the best private tour we have been on, we highly recommend Giorgio!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalie, thank you for your feedback! I am honored to be the best private tour you have been on and I will be very happy to meet your family and your friends. All the best! Grazie!
Melissa AbeyUnited Kingdom
Giorgio was utterly fantastic - we can't recommend him highly enough! Fantastic communication on setting up the tour, and then a wealth of historical and local information during it. As well as taking us to the obvious (and beautiful) architectural sites, Giorgio took us to places we'd never have gone to by ourselves, including some local houses. And for the local speciality cafe Leccese. We asked his advice on a place to go for lunch and he recommended a wonderful local place we loved. We love Giorgio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melissa, thank you very much for your feedback. I loved our tour! All the best!
Gi Po LimMalaysia
Giorgio was very helpful and knowledgeable. He customize the tour to our interest. Showed us a lot of places and still ensure that we are on time to embark on the cruise. It was a pleasure knowing Giorgio and getting to see and know the places with him. We had an amazing time with him. Highly recommended private tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tthank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my tour and my flexibility. See you again in Apulia! All the best!
Erin MayUnited States
We highly recommend touring Matera with Giorgio. He tailored the tour to the interests and physical limitations of our group. He's a laid back and fun tour guide with incredible knowledge of Matera and the region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Erin, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my flexibility. All the best!
Ruth PortelaUnited States
Giorgio and Govanna went above and beyond to give us an unforgettable day. We visited my husband's (very small) heritage village in southern Italy and they took the time to visit the village several months ahead of our tour to prepare. They met with the town clerk, looked for genealogical records, found the house where my husband's great grandparents lived, and provided a welcoming environment for us. We are so grateful for their enthusiasm about history and making local connections. Great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, it was one of the most interesting tour I ever had. Somehow, I am grateful for this experience. I hope to meet you again, maybe in US :)
Bruce CohenUnited States
My family and I spent a half day with Giorgio touring Matera. He did a great job of showing us the whole town and introducing us to parts of the town that aren't in the guidebook. He also was able to present the culture of the area so that we felt it was like a friend showing us around and not just a guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great introduction to Matera and the surrounding area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bruce, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my tour. It was great! All the best for all of you!!!
I would like to call Giorgio a perfect host and an ambassador for Apulia instead of an outstanding guide. He is friendly, Polite, smiling, has deep knowledge about the region being a locals and most importantly know how to keep the child engaged whole day . He prioritized our interests still provide detail enough information to understand the history , food and culture of the region. He is highly recommended for guided tours across the region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dibyendu, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my tour. I loved our tour because you were great guests, very interested and easygoing. Your son "Giovanni" is simply amazing and I am happy to ear news from him often. See you again in Apulia! All the best!
Kim C.United States
I had a wonderful day touring Alberobello, Martina Franca & Ostuni with Giorgio! This wasn't just a standard tour. We chatted with locals who were happy to talk about their region and culture and some even invited us into their shops/homes and offered cheese, ham, bread, wine and aperitifs. Loved every minute but especially loved chatting with Maria who owns La Bottega Dei Fischetti in Alberobello. Stop by to see beautiful Italian linens and chat with her! Want to visit Martina Franca again-post siesta
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kim, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my tour and the people of Puglia. Maria still remembers you :) See you again in Apulia! All the best!
Rosemarie NelsonUnited States
My friends and I met with Giorgio and Giovanna for a two day tour of Puglia. We enjoyed every minute of our time with them. Both were friendly and easy to spend time with as well as knowledgeable about the area. They transmitted their love of Puglia to us and made us feel welcome in their home. Many thanks. We plan to visit again and will call upon their services as well as recommend to our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosemarie, thank you very much for your feedback and for the amazing time we spent together. It was a veey nice 30 years old birthday tour for me :) See you very soon in Puglia!
John ConsidineUnited States
Giorgio was knowledgeable, personable and attentive to our needs and requests - in essence all you want in a guide. His tour of Lecce was the highlight of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my tour. See you again in Apulia! All the best!
Sandra CuttlerUnited States
One of best guides ever. Friendly, warm and attentive. Concerned for us and our needs and interests. Giorgio was so nice that almost didn't matter what we were seeing. Gary Lotner
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary! It was a great tour. All the best!
Nancy SilverUnited States
If you are lucky enough to go on a tour with Giorgio, then you will have a fabulous experience. Giorgio has passion for the area and shared it with me. He was generous with his time. He added in extra places to do what I wanted to do. He was very communicative. He really was able to figure out how I wanted to approach the area and adapted. He is a lovely person and I hope I can travel with him again. I was a woman traveling alone and this did not make me uncomfortable in the least bit. He is fabulous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, thank you for your beautiful words. Solo travelers need more attentions and I loved to adapt our time to your needs. I hope to see you again. All the best!
Leslie WillmottAsheville, NC, United States
Our private tour of Matera was outstanding! Georgio was an excellent guide whose deep and passionate knowledge of Matera was extraordinary. He provided not only the historical background and significance of Matera and the Sassi but also gave us insight into the culture of the region, both past and current, as a part of Italy's south. Because he is from Bari, on the coast of Puglia, Georgio was also able to provide suggestions for the rest of our trip, which was extremely helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, thank you very much for your feedback. It was great! All the best!
Judith J.United States
Giorgio is a fabulous guide. He not only knows Bari intimately but also has a passion for it that is infectious. He showed us all the wonderful historical sites as well as the best food places in town where we ate everything from just-out-of-the-oven focaccia to just-out-of-the-sea octopus. And handmade burrata, sun-dried tomatoes and incredible pistachio gelato. Then he brought us to meet two warm-hearted women who taught us how to make pasta that we actually ate. What a wonderful day with Giorgio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judith, thank you very much for your feedback. If you feel "INFECTED" it mean that you are like a local. We love our people and our culture (yes, as you know food is culture for us) and for me it's just amazing to meet people like you. Grazie!
We had the best day with the best guide in our tour of Alberobello. Georgio was awesome- friendly, fun, knowledgeable and accommodating. He was so keen to share his knowledge and we learnt so much about the country, history, culture and family life. Georgio took us off the beaten tourist trail and we so enjoyed meeting the lovely Mama and having our photo taken in her beautiful Trullo. Thank you Giorgio. We can’t wait to come back
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Val, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my tour. Feel free to contact if you decide to come back to Apulia. See you again! Ciao!
Knowledgeable and accommodating, we had an excellent experience sharing the wonder of Matera with Giorgio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Janet, thank you very much for your feedback. I hope the best for you.
We found Giorgio very accommidating as we wanted to go to the "white city" not Otranto. He was very knowledgable about the area we passed and went to. His knowledge was varied and frank, yet conveyed with care and attention to detail. We were never hurried and our stroll around Lecce was lovely, especially the lovely couple with the paper mache shop. We throughly enjoyed our tour, thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rodney, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my flexibility. See you again! Ciao!
Oh what a fantastic day. We chose this tour so we could have the "local" experience and Giorgio did not disappoint. Arriving on time, Giorgio drove us safely & comfortably to visit Alberobello & Matera. Giorgio's flexibility to accommodate several "espresso", wine, cheese and olive oil stops, while sharing his knowlege of the region and giving us many "unique" opportunities that only a local could arrange. Don't miss this tour with Giorgio. Excellent local knowledge and excellent English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, I am very happy because of your satisfaction! It is very important to be flexible, even because this part of Italy is not very famous and you can't leave it with a "classic" visit of the monuments. The beauty of this area is people and real life and this is what I love to show. Ok, espresso wine and olive oil are amazing and it makes it easier for me! :) All the best and... Grazie!
We had a wonderful day in Puglia with Giorgio as our guide. He is very passionate about his local area and we were able to learn a lot about Southern Italy and Puglia in particular. We visited Alberobello and Matera both fascinating places made so much more interesting by being shown around by a local. It was a very relaxed day . Would happily have Giorgio guide us again And would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy, thank you very much for your feedback! I loved our tour very much and I hope to see you again to discover other hidden gems of my region! Ciao!
Giorgio is an amazing guide. He went over & above to share his love and knowledge of Bari history, cousine & people with us. We had a most wonderful, authentic experience. He allowed us to become a part of the community. Giorgio has fantastic people's skills & an excellent communicator who shared his love for Bari & Puglia with us. He is an absolute joy to be around and we highly recommend to take a tour with Giorgio to get to know the real Bari & Puglia. His English is fantastic. Thank you Giorgio
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback Olga. I loved our tour and I hope to see you again.
Anthony AngeliUnited States
Another great tour by a phenomenal guide. Giorgio shows you both the places and the people who make the old city of Bari a unique area. I highly recommend Giorgio and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tony, thank you very much for your feedback. I hope the best for you, my friend! Grazie a te per essere venuto a scoprire questo angolo d'Italia così autentico!
Great atmosphere (like family :)). Great organization. High flexibility. We saw places that we would not discover. We felt the real taste and smell of Bari and Puglia. I travel a bit but it was phenomenal. Thanks to Giorgio and Giovanna :)!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Adam, what can I say? It was more then just a tour. Thank you very much for all your love. We hope to se you and your family again, very soon.
Anthony AngeliUnited States
This was a great tour by a very knowledgeable guide. Giorgio knows how to combine historical details with the friendliness that is one of the greatest assets of southern Italian culture. Grazie Giorgio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tony, thank you very much for your feedback. I hope the best for you, my friend!
David MageeUnited States
I highly recommend Giorgio! Seven friends and I were lucky enough to spend a few hours with him as our guide on the "People of Bari" tour -- he treated us to a wonderful insiders look at the marvelous old-town, and truly brought us into the lives of the beautiful, warm and welcoming people of Bari. We hung out at the fish market and sampled the fresh catch, walked the streets where everyone seemed to know (& love) Giorgio -- leading to fantastic interactions with great. A favorite day of a 12 day trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, your tour was just a starter, a small taste of our culture. I hope to meet all of you again in my region, I will be very happy to share with you all my passion. Grazie! All the best!
Mary Jo Pecora-RunkleNewtown, CT, United States
Fun tour guide. Great stories about the culture. Awesome places to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this tour. I hope the best for you :)
Haley SmithUnited States
We had the best time during this tour! Giorgio gave us the full experience by being flexible with what we were interested in and brought us to local areas that were less touristy. We had the opportunity to try food products and had a great stop for lunch. Not only did he tell us a lot of information and history about the area, but he engaged us with the locals by talking to them, trying their food and learning how the locals lived. I recommend this tour to everyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Haley, thank you for your feedback. It is just wonderful meeting people like you, able to enjoy every single little part of a foreign culture. Thank you for the great time together!
Kenneth AugustUnited States
Giorgio is a terrific guide with a deep appreciation of the local customs and people to complement his extensive site specific knowledge. He is also warm, funny and smart. We loved our tour of Matera with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth, thank you very much for your feedback. I hope to see you again.
Anna Mankee - WilliamsUnited Kingdom
Giorgio is an outstanding guide - extremely knowledgeable and very obviously loves his job and his city. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it - ask for Giorgio personally you won't be disappointed!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anna, thank you very much for your feedback, it was a great tour! Bari is my hometown and I love to share the passion for my city with my guests.
Christiane SévignyBlainville, QUEBEC, Canada
We are a group of 16 persons, and everyone appreciate the day with Giorgio. I will recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christiane, it was an amazing tour and I still remember it very well. I hope the best for all of you! Thank you!
Anna Mankee - WilliamsUnited Kingdom
Georgio is a fabulous guide - informative, personable, and humorous. His knowledge of Matera is extremely comprehensive. I would highly recommend both the tour and Georgio
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anna, thank you very much for your feedback, it was a great tour!
Knowledgeable and patient.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cia Silvester, thank you for your feedback. All the best.
Helen SubbioUnited States
Giorgio obviously loves his town as well as the rest of Puglia. It shows in his enthusiasm and friendly manner which helped make the drive to Castel del Monte go very quickly. He took us into the real, everyday lives of people in Bari Old Town and set up food tastings, both of which were real treats. He's happy to talk about his culture and learn about others. And he's funny! Can't recommend Giorgio enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen, thank you for your feedback. It was a very nice afternoon and thank you for the little spanish class :) Hugs!
Giorgio was a wonderful guide. He made sure we discovered and understood life in Puglia before discussing some of the more traditional points of interest. My wife and I were delighted with him as a guide, and we are going home ready to serve caffe Lecce to our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claude, thank you for your feedback. How is going your "Caffè Leccese"? And what about your pictures? Are they nice how you hope? Grazie... à la prochaine fois!
Great tour, amazing place. Thanks Georgio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, thank you for your feedback and come back to the south of Italy very soon! :) Hugs
Giorgio was pleasant and knowledgeable and considerate as well as flexible to meet our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne, I liked our tours as I liked you two! All the best and thank you for your feedback!
Roger HydeNew York, United States
Giorgio is a charming, disarming and exceedingly knowledgeable tour guide. He has a wonderful personality and sense of humor and knows how to pace and structure the day to the utmost enjoyment. His command of English and his passion for the arts, food and culture make him the most fun we have had on any tour anywhere in Europe. He truly is a great ambassador for Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Roger, what can I say? It was one of the best tour of the season. You made my day just beautiful and you are that kind of guests that I would to recommend to other guides (It sounds like an upsidedown world... :P ) Please come back to the south of Italy or... see you in US.... Hugs and peace!
David MeyerUnited States
Giorgio was a great guide. We had a perfect day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, thank you for your feedback. I hope the best for you! Hugs!
Jill CaronUnited States
Giorgio hands down provided the best tour of our 12 day Italy trip! The combo of the small group size & his incredibly intimate knowledge of the people & history made it a one of a kind experience. Making a pit stop for (a much needed) espresso at a tiny neighborhood cafe & noshing at the local market were experiences only exceeded by all the locals we got to meet with through him. His guidance also allowed us to make the most of our remaining time to cover the best Bari has to offer. Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill, thank you for your feedback. I loved the time we spent together. Come back soon to Apulia.
Elizabeth WeibelUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elizabeth, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you appreciate my tour. See you again in Apulia! All the best!
Susan NevilleAbbotsford, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
In all our travels and our use of local tour guides, Giorgio was probably the best tour guide we have ever had. I love that rather than inundate us with an over abundance of history and dates, he talked about the culture and the people of Puglia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, thank you very much for your feedback. I hope the best for you! Hugs!
Could not more highly recommend this tour! We're a family of four and spent an incredible day with Giorgio, our guide, getting to see and experience all of the sights, sounds, and delicious local dishes of Bari. This tour was extremely informative, interesting, and engaging - there is truly no better way to experience the city! Giorgio is a knowledgeable and wonderfully warm and welcoming guide who's love and passion for his city only enriched and inspired our tour. Grazie Mille Giorgio!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jackie, thank you so much for the feedback and for the beautiful day we spent. As you know, for me there is no better way to discover the people of my city: food, sounds, smells and smiles. All the best!
Couldn't recommend this tour with Georgio highly enough. It was the highlight to our few days in Puglia. We were able to see so much in the one day which would have been impossible if we were doing it ourselves and Georgio was the perfect tour guide. Very knowledgeable and professional yet very personable. A wonderful day in a beautiful part of the world!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol, Bruce, thank you very much for your feedback and your words. I am so happy when a tour switch in a so beautiful and customized experience. Come back to Apulia whenever you want, there are many sights to discover together :) All the best! Hugs!
W. Michael HammerUnited States
Giorgo was an incredibly knowledgeable guide. He was always willing to modify as the day went along. His English is great and he is a warm and personable man. My husband and I were traveling with our adult son and Giorgo related in a professional yet warm manner to each of us. His love for Puglia along with his knowledge made him the perfect guide for us. I cannot say enough positive about him. He made our trip perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michale, thank you for your feedback and for your words. Please, come back very soon to my Region! I have lot of secrets to let you discover :) All the best!
Angela ProdanPutney, VERMONT, United States
We booked two days of tours with Giorgio and both were great! Giorgio is like having a friend who lives there to take you around and show you the main attractions but also the things/places that he likes about where he lives. He's friendly, knowledgeable and enjoys his work. His English is excellent. I would highly recommend him and would definitely tour with him if we come back! Thanks Giorgio for two great days of disovering your beautiful region of Italy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angela, thank you for your feedback and your words. It was great to be "old friend" for some day. I hope to see you soon, all the best for you and your son, a very good boy and an inspiring traveler! Hugs :)
Kelly G.United States
Giorgio was a fantastic guide. He was so knowledgeable and made the tour of Bari to suit our needs. We really enjoyed the places he took us to and felt like we were getting a peek into the lives of the residents and got to understand their unique culture and taste delicious foods. He was very easy to get along with and made it a memorable tour for our family. Do not hesitate to book with him, it will be a highlight of your trip! Do yourself a favor and book the lunch too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly, thank you so much for your rating! I still remember how you enjoyed your time in Bari and it let me so happy and motivated. I hope to see you again in Apulia very soon. All the best Giorgio
Alan RothUnited States
Giorgio was fantastic....So knowledgeable and personable. We learned more about the religious, social, economic and political history of Matera than we ever imagined, We highly recommend Giorgio!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy, thank you for your feedback. I hope to meet you again very soon. All the best!
The best decision was to choose Tours by locals and our Giorgio I. We spent really nice day and tour, we saw very nice places and It was incomparably better with this guider than ourself. Atmosphere and speach of interesting things was unforgettable. Thanx and we are looking forward to go there and meet Giorgio again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Petra, thank you very much for your feedback. It was a beautiful sunday of smiles and fun with you and your wonderful family! Come to Apulia for a longer trip, I will be very glad to show to you all the hidden spots of my land! Hugs!
Mike LorussoUnited States
The walking tour with Giorgio in old town Bari was like going back in time. This was a tour about people, the family life and culture. It seemed like he knew everyone in the narrow winding streets and they all welcomed us as his guests. It was more than learning about the old way of life but actually experiencing it with the people. Anyone who enjoys or is interested in the history, lifestyle, food and wine of Italian culture at its original roots will thoroughly enjoys Giorgio's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, grazie for your feedback and for your words. You are that kind of "back to the roots" that I love so much. All the best!
fantastic tour. very good guide!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gilli, thank you very much for your feedback. It was a great day! All the best.
Giorgio gave us a great tour. He kept it interesting for the whole group from adults, teens and a three-year-old. It was by far our best tour in Italy. Thanks again Giorgio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thank you for your feedback! It was a great day also for me, with the youngest guest of the season: Duncan! All the best to all of you!
Vibha DaniaUnited Arab Emirates
We give Giorgio 5/5. He was so knowledgeable and so patient. He took pictures of us, told us about the regions history and showed us the best view points too. We really enjoyed the time we spent with him and highly recommend him for any tour in Puglia and Matera.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vibha, thank you for your feedback. All the best!
The best tour guide we have ever encountered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laurel, it was just amazing to meet you! Love!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie :)
We couldn't have imagined a friendlier, more helpful and more well informed guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laurel, thank you for your feedback. What can I say? It was just an amazing experience for me spending 4 days together. Please, come back very soon to my region! All the best!
Fabulous. Giorgio is an excellent well informed guide who is passionate about his city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laurel! It was just amazing to meet you!
Jody AlexanderUnited States
Giorgio was an outstanding guide. He was open to suggestions, very accommodating, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and his English skills are excellent. We loved our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jody, thank you for your beautiful feedback. You can't imagine how I liked our tour! I would to see all the pictures that you toke during the tour, really. All the best! Hugs!
Giorgio was great, a real treasure, very gentle and knowledgeable. He has very good communication skills and was able and ready to give us insights where ever we asked for. Webcam only highly recommend him for tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Manuel, it was a pleasure. See you next year in Puglia (or in Munich, why not ). All the best!
We loved this tour and highly recommend Giorgio as a guide. His knowledge and love of his country is great. He organizes everything around your needs and is very obliging. Great guide. We enjoyed our time with him. Look forward to seeing more of Apuglia at a later date.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Lesley, come to Apulia very soon! Hugs!
We spent three days with Giorgio as our guide. He was great. Organised all that we wanted to see, he is flexible to suggestions and his knowledge and pride of his country is lovely to see. We would highly recommend Giorgio and hope to return and see more of Apuglia with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lesley, thank you for your feedback. I can't wai to meet you again in Apulia to visit and discover many hidden spots of my region! All the best!
We very much enjoyed this tour Best of Apulia in one day with Giorgio. It was well organised by Giorgio and we appreciated his knowledge and love of his country. He was pleasant, obliging and nothing was too much trouble and we liked his "little suprises" and humor. Would highly recommend Giorgio's tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslely, thank you for your feedback. Come back to Apulia very soon :)