Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Lecce-Italy by Tour Guide Gianluca G.

Gianluca G.
  Lecce-Italy
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Brian Quinn

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

One more great trip with Gianluca. Though he must have been tired having taken others on a different tour earler that day, he showed no hesitance to charge on. Our trip to Matera was brought to life through his knowledge of the city and its history. Most importantly, he knew his way around congested areas and illustrated patience with others driving crazily. We felt safe in his air conditioned van while on Italian streets. Thnx again, Gianluca!!

Brian Quinn

United States
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Tour: #361819, Lecce - Otranto, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Another good touring day with Gianluca. From Bari to Otranto then Lecce. Good conversation about Italy, its system of government (without political slant or commentary), and living there during the long drive. He is a fount of information. His discussion of the sites in Otranto and Lecce was inciteful, as was his explanation of the differences in architecture overtme. His willingness to take side trips remained welcomed. Looking forward to our next tour with him.

Brian Quinn

United States
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Gianluca was punctual, well-informed, and personable. In addition to explaining what we were seeing, he also gave us time to walk-about. He also went out of his way to help answer questions unrelated to the tour. His temperament on Italian streets dealing with other drivers who apparently viewed traffic laws as mere suggestions was refreshing. My wife and I felt safe throughtout. And, most importantly, many thanks to him for introducing us to "Cafe Speciale" in Polignano-a-Mare!

Andrew Forrest

Australia
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Tour: #57879, Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca - Gallipoli, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Our second trip with Gianluca this week in Ouglia was as good as the first. We saw many places of interest and learnt a lot. Gianluca is cheerful, patient and takes pride in his profession. He is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed his company immensely. We would wholeheartedly recommend Gianluca as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew, and thank you again for appreciating my efforts to make your "Puglia experience" more memorable. It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide, and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. I've enjoyed your company immensely too. You're nice people and great travelers. Another big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Leah Laiman

United States
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Tour: #57879, Lecce - Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca - Gallipoli, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/19

This is the second full day tour we took with Gianluca. We thought he was fantastic before, and we like him even more now. Our only regret is we didn't have him every day of our trip. He made it all SO easy -- driving us all over Puglia, bringing us to wonderful local restaurants, showing us sights we didn't even know we needed to see but would have hated to miss! He spent 10 hrs with us on a 7 hr tour. I can't praise him highly enough. You'll be sorry if you book any other guide. He's the BEST!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leah! It's been a great pleasure to be your tour guide, visiting and "experiencing" Puglia and Basilicata at best: sights, people, culture, traditions, food, etc. And I'm so glad you enjoyed the cooking class I've arranged for you...a nice experience to me too. I'll keep very nice memories of the time spent together, it's been as if we knew each other all along. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you, Ralph, Anna and Doc. Greetings from Puglia!

Andrew Forrest

Australia
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Martina Franca - Ostuni, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/19

Gianluca was a great driver and guide- full of knowledge, friendly and went out of his way to ensure we saw everything we wanted to. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew, and thank you for appreciating my efforts to make your "Puglia experience" more memorable. It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide, and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Dominic Chan

Canada
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/19

Gianluca was very professional and friendly. He is very knowledgeable on Matera's history and show around Matera and even use his own car to take us outside the town for a wonder view of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dominic! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of the amazing Matera and the time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greeting from Italy!

Leah Laiman

United States
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Martina Franca - Ostuni, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Gianluca is a fantastic guide: knowledgeable, warm, funny, friendly, patient. A Puglia native, he knows all the great places in the area even off the beaten path. I travel a lot and our day with him was one of the best ever. He also found us a wonderful chef and location for a cooking lesson at the last minute. I would trust him completely to make sure you had a wonderful time. Plus he's a great driver and takes all the worry out of traveling complicated routes. HIRE HIM!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leah! Once again, it's been a great pleasure to be your tour guide, visiting and "experiencing" Puglia and Basilicata at best: sights, people, culture, traditions, food, etc. As I wrote you, it's been as if we knew each other all along. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you, Ralph, Anna and Doc. Hope to meet you again in my beloved region or in NY...why not :) Greetings from Puglia!

Christine Maber

New Zealand
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Tour: #149438, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/19

We had a fabulous tour to Matera with Gianluca. He collected us from our accommodation on time & it was no problem when asked if he could drop us off near the old town in Bari. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Matera & suggested a couple of local places to eat for dinner while in Bari. We would highly recommend Gianluca as a guide. Thanks for a fantastic tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of the amazing Matera and the time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greeting from Puglia!

Marianne Smith

United States
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Tour: #178757, Monopoli - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Gianluca is from Bari and speaks English very well. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, a safe driver, and was prompt at picking us up. His car is very clean and comfortable. Our tour was to Alberobello, Monopoli, and Locorotondo. He made a special effort to take us to places that he thought that we would like and he was spot on. We highly recommend him and would happily use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marianne. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. Besides the tour, it’s been a pleasure to take you to some places off the beaten track and to a typical and cozy “trattoria” for lunch. You’re nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Ciao!

Ralph Chaump

United States
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Gianluca is patient and friendly. He allowed me to customize my experience and take the photos that I was interested in. He never looked at his watch and made me feel very welcome. He is also very knowledgeable about the region. Best guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ralph! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. It’s been a pleasure to be your tour guide and driver, you’re a nice person and a great traveler. A big hug. Ciao!

Mary Gulmi

United States
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Tour: Mary Gulmi, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Date: May 13/19

Karen Roder

Vatican City
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Tour: #421177, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/19

Gianluca was an excellent guide. He provided us with a lot of valuable information about Alberobello. He was very punctual, already waiting for us when we exited our apartment. We had nice conversation while journeying to our destination. We were planning on going on our own and staying overnight in a hotel, but it was a much better value to put that money into the tour for just the day. Gianluca took us to one of his favorite cafes where we had a delicious cappuccino. Don't hesitate to book with Gianluca

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen! It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide, and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Mary Gulmi

United States
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Tour: Mary Gulmi, Foggia, Apulia, Italy
Date: May 11/19

A perfect trip! Thanks to the knowledge, travel skills, and flexibility of Gianluca; any changes were effortless. Highlight of my trip was a search for relatives in a secluded mountain village(settled in 16th century and now almost a ghost-town.) Gianluca translated my story and we found 2 cousins! We were given a special tour of the village and dinner! Without Gianluca's translations and navigational skills(great driver and comfortable car) this would not have been possible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and the time spent together, especially the search of your relatives...it's been a nice experience to me too. You're a nice person and a great traveler. A big hug. Greeting from Puglia!

Deborah Korus

United States
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Tour: #147256, Ostuni - Locorotondo - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/19

a lovely experience with a most accommodating guide.

Michael Jesanis

United States
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Tour: #421177, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/19

Mary Gulmi

United States
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Tour: #44685, Mary Gulmi, Foggia, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/19

William Abraham

United States
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Ostuni - Polignano a Mare, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/19

Gianluca was a great guide. We did everything exactly as described for the day-long tour of 4 villages. He provided a perfect mix of guiding me and my wife with commentary, along with allowing us to do what we wanted with wandering, a little shopping and purchasing and eating snacks. The tour itself was great and highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. You’re nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Greetings from Puglia!

Mary Gulmi

United States
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Tour: Mary Gulmi, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: May 6/19

Peter C.

United States
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Tour: #147138, Matera (Unesco world Heritage) - Castelmezzano, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Gianluca was an excellent guide in our trip to Matera and, later, to Castelmezzano. He was thoughtful of my limitations in climbing many stairs and found a way to see all there is to see in Matera without any problems on my part. He recommended an excellent restaurant in Bari too! I highly recommend him for any tours based out of the Bari area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. And it’s been a pleasure to recommend you a local restaurant, one of the typical places where we “locals” go. You’re a nice person and a great traveler. Greetings from Puglia!

Alan Oakes

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

Gabriella Cabassi

Italy
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Our walk in Matera with Gianluca was very relaxing, we learned a lot about the city and had a really good time. We would definitely contact him again for another tour around the area, which by the way is spectacular.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gabriella, very kind of you! I'm really glad you enjoyed our relaxing walk in Matera and you learned a lot about this unique, amazing place. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Ciao!

Alvaro Peon

Mexico
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Tour: #603942, Matera - Alberobello, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

Gianluca was a great tour guide, a bit quiet but took us to see amazing views and explained briefly what every site was. He even added another city on the spot. Thank Gianluca! He surely likes to walk!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alvaro. I'm glad you liked the tour and my efforts to make your experience more memorable. In your stopover you visited Matera and Alberobello, definitely the best sights of the area...and I've been more than glad to add Polignano a Mare. Walking and visiting the amazing places of my area is my passion, as well as my job...there's nothing better than walking around and enjoy the sights, the local people, the local smells and tastes. A big hug to you and your family. Greetings from Puglia!

Alan Oakes

United States
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Tour: #147256, Private tour: Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Csilla Fekete

Hungary
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Csilla. I'm glad you liked the tour and time spent together, visiting Alberobello and Polignano a Mare. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband. Ciao!

Rita Van Hove

Belgium
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Tour: #421177, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Catherina Toh

Australia
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Tour: #421177, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Gianluca worked out a tailored schedule for us that enabled us to see the best of the area in the time we had available. He was accommodating, knowledgeable and so passionate about the region, its people and culture and natural beauty. We had a wonderful few hours with Gianluca making the most of the end of our trip to Puglia - even though it poured with rain!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherina, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the time spent together, visiting the amazing Alberobello and the picturesque Polignano a Mare...it was a beautiful day for me too. You definitely made the most of the end of your trip to my beloved region. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Sue Moore

United Kingdom
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Gianluca prvided us with a fabulous tour of Matera, he was waiting for us on our arrival and fitted in all our requests, we could not have been happier. Thank you. Sue

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sue! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and the time spent together discovering the amazing Matera...it's been a great pleasure to me too. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your family. Greetings from Italy!

Allen Cavalluzzi

United States
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Tour: #44446, Bari - Grumo Appula, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 20/19

Gianluca was helpful in locating family that otherwise we would have not.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Allen! I've been glad to help you out in discovering more about your ancestors and the places where they were born and raised, before they moved to the USA. It's been emotional to me too. And the tour of Alberobello with the nice typical lunch has been the icing on the cake. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your daughter. Greetings from Puglia!

Bruce Baker

Australia
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Tour: #149438, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

Another wonderful tour with Gianluca. This time to Matera which is a most amazing place to visit. Gianluca knew all the best spots and was very patient with us as we wanted lots of photos. And he would not leave without showing us the view of the city at sundown, even though we had to travel along a very dubious road to get there. Thank you again Gianluca for a fabulous tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Bruce! I knew you would have loved Matera. Visiting it is a unique experience and I was more than happy to show it to you in all of its wonder and all of its beauty, even from the most hidden and (almost) inaccessible points. Once again, you're very nice people and great travelers...it's been a great pleasure to spend two days with you. A big hug to you all. Ciao!

Bruce Baker

Australia
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Tour: #421177, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

A fabulous tour!!! Alberobello is like nothing else anywhere and Polignano a mare is gorgeous. Gianluca knew all the best photo opportunities and the best coffee and lunch places.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bruce! We had a great day, visiting the picturesque Polignano a Mare and the amazing, unique Alberobello. And I've been more than happy to take you to the typical places off the touristic path, to enjoy coffee and local food. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you, your wife, Daniel and Leonardo. Ciao!

Hansa Wongsiripitack

Thailand
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Tour: #361819, Alberobello - Locorotondo - Lecce - Otranto, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 18/18

Gianluca is very great tour guide from pre-booking, booking, pre-trip, during the trip and the end. He will be actively respond with option and suggestion to plan the trip. I ended up with my customized destination and no problem at all. Before trip, he will contact and make sure pick up location is right & easy to me. During the trip is such a pleasant & comfort drive with efficient, storytelling about each location and the best local restaurant recommended (he helped call to book the place, v awesome).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hansa, very kind of you. I'm very glad you liked the tour and time spent together. And I'm glad you liked my options and suggestions. I'm always more than happy to suggest local activities and typical restaurants, they definitely provide an added value to the experience. You're a nice person and a great traveler. A big hug, I wish you all the best. Ciao!

Sean Foo

United Kingdom
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Tour: #92039, Matera - Alberobello - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 9/18

Very well organised tour, Gianluca was accommodating and also very helpful and tried his best to let us enjoy the trip. Would definitely visit Puglia again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sean! I'm glad you loved the tour, we spent a lovey day visiting Matera and Alberobello, you're very nice people and great travelers. I really hope to meet you again in my beloved Puglia. A big hug. Ciao!

Walter Manchester

United States
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Tour: #43859, Palo del Colle - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare - Bari, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Gianluca put together a customized tour for our family, and showed us a fabulous day in the Bari area. He was very flexible and accommodating to our needs. He speaks excellent English, and served as a translator when we met some extended family members from the area. His car was safe and clean, driving was very good, and parallel parking skills are epic. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Walter! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and the time spent together, especially when we met your extended family members in the area. It's been emotional for me, I've been very happy to help you as a translator. Thank you for appreciating my parallel parking skills. Like I said, I'm used to it because here is almost a matter of survival :) Hope to see you again some day, maybe visiting your Puglia's relatives. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greetings from Puglia

Marian Clarke

France
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Tour: #57879, Lecce - Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca - Gallipoli, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

Our trip on the 28th - to Lecce, Otranto and the Salento coastal sites - was also excellent, another 12 hours of Gianluca's time when we saw and learnt a lot about sites that have long interested us. When we think of that region we shall think of him, and all the knowledge of a very good and experienced local guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Marian! I'm more than glad you enjoyed even our second day spent together. On both days, it's been a pleasure being your tour guide and driver...I'll remember you and your husband anytime I'll be around Gargano Peninsula or Salento. You're nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Claudia Iannini

Colombia
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 27/18

To all the explanations, places where we go and where Gianluca showed me last Saturday: 5 stars! Thank you very much!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Claudia! I'm so glad you enjoyed our tour of Bari/Polignano a Mare/Alberobello. And I'm glad you found my advices useful, I'm sure you'll find what you're looking about your italian roots. You're a very nice person and a great traveler. A big hug. Greetings from Puglia!

Marian Clarke

France
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Tour: #44685, Gargano peninsula, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

On 25 October Gianluca collected us from our hotel south of Bari and took us on a long day up to the beautiful Gargano peninsular. It was a fascinating tour, seeing and doing as much as is possible in one day. He actually arrived late, delayed by traffic, but he more than made up for that because we were out with him some 12 hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marian! I'm glad you enjoyed the full day spent together, visiting the amazing Gargano Peninsula far and wide. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug from your friend Gianluca. Greetings from Puglia!

Elizabeth Piercy

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

Superb introduction to Matera. Gianluca was willing to alter the itinerary as needed based our abilities and interests. He was very knowledgeable on a wide range of topics and was very friendly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, it's been a pleasure to make you discover Matera...its wonders, its culture and its traditions, its hidden corners. You are very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Ciao!

Peter D'Orr

Australia
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Tour: #92039, Alberobello - Matera - Castel del Monte, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Gian led us on a fantastic tour. We enjoyed leaving Bari city to visit these wonderful places and got a sense of life in the Puglia countryside. Gian was a great driver and was happy to accommodate every request we had during this wonderful day. After 11 hours he was still willing to show us where to see pasta makers in Bari and advise us on where to eat. We could not rate Gian more highly. Thank you very much!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Peter! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and the day spent together. And I've been more than glad to accommodate your requests even after a long day, for making your tour of the three Unesco World Heritage of the area (Castel del Monte, Alberobello and Matera) an experience to remember. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Greetings from Puglia!

Joe Gambini

United States
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Tour: #161485, Puglia - Matera (2 days), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

At first I was apprehensive because had never booked a private guide. We have traveled on our own by rental car or with bus groups. Our experience with Gianluca went beyond our expectations. We saw more of Bari then we could have with a bus tour or on our own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and pleasant.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe! I'm glad you liked the tour and your experience with me went beyond your expectations...we really had a nice time visiting Puglia and Matera. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Greetings from Puglia!

Michael Lynch

Australia
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Tour: #361819, Ostuni - Lecce, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

It was fantastic and Gianluca is a massive asset to your company

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Michael & Kate! A big hug from your new friend Gianluca....I wish you all the best. Greetings from Puglia!

Michael Lynch

Australia
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Tour: #92039, Matera - Alberobello - Locorotondo - Martina Franca, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Gianluca was everything an inquisitive traveller could ask for. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about the places we visited he was clearly very passionate about his work as a tour guide. Throughout our first day with him he was relaxed; flexible and clearly excited to introduce us not only to the breathtaking scenery but the history surrounding it. Without Gianluca we would never have experienced the wonder of Matera. We highly recommend him to anyone seeking to embark on a journey of discovery

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael & Kate! I'm so glad you enjoyed the two days spent together visiting and "experiencing" Puglia and Matera, and I'm particularly pleased that my suggestions about restaurants, etc. has been helpful. I had a really great time too and I'll keep very nice memories...you're very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Ian Wightwick

Canada
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/18

This tour is a must when visiting Matera. Gianluca knows the city and all its nooks and crannies. The story he tells and the flow of the tour takes you back to a Rupestrian age as you relive what it was like in those days over 1500 years ago. Magical

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ian! It has been a pleasure to visit Matera with you and your wife. I'm so glad that you felt the unique feelings of this magical place. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug. Ciao!

Christine Cozen

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/18

Our tour of Matera with Gianluca was beyond perfect. We were able to get an understanding of the history, culture and a perspective on the city. Our guide was patient, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine! I'm glad you enjoyed our tour of the amazing Matera, its history and culture, as well as its places off the beaten track. It has been a pleasure to spend the day with you, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Ciao!

Eileen B.

United States
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Tour: #158219, Puglia - Basilicata (3 days), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/18

Daniel Weissberg

Santa Ana, CA, United States
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Terrific guide. Was extremely accommodating and went out of his to help us with a problem with our rental car, which added many hours to his day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. It has been a pleasure to help you, you’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greetings from Puglia!

Cynthia Mooney

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

Gianluca was a wonderful guide, introducing us to the many wonders of Matera up close, and providing us with the opportunity to see this unique town of sassi from across the canyon. It is a great tour and Gianluca was both knowledgeable and charming.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour of Matera and its wonders, including its amazing view from across the canyon. You’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all and...greetings from Puglia!

Robyn Flack

Australia
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Martina Franca - Ostuni, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Thank you Gianluca for a wonderful day exploring the UNESCO region around Alberobello. We four people thoroughly enjoyed your good company and explanations. This tour is perfect for a day covering the historic villages and enjoying a lunch with Gianluca. Thank you again for great memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robyn! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of Alberobello and the villages of the Valle d'Itria, as well as the delicious typical lunch. I had a wonderful day, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Ciao!

Lauren Siegel

United States
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Tour: #421177, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Gianluca is a fabulous guide and very good driver. He went out of his way to make the day enjoyable -- even made calls on his cell phone to help us find alternate accommodations. Our time in Alberobello was magical, unlike anyplace we've ever seen before. We are now truly fans of trulli! He is flexible about pacing, made sure we had time to shop, have lunch at Largo Trevisano. Gianluca also showed us the best of Polignano a Mare, a picturesque seaside town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lauren! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day spent together, visiting the amazing Alberobello and the picturesque Polignano a Mare...that's nice you became fans of "Trulli" :-) You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Eileen Schofield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

Gianluca is a terrific guide; great time keeping and excellent English. He took us into the old town at Alberobello to see the amazing trulli houses. Polignano a Mare was unexpectedly delightful and we had a fabulous lunch one of the restaurants. Gianluca was sensitive to the kind of food we might want and although we could have got by with a sandwich or salad we chose to have a full meal with delicious fish. Finally Bari with more interesting sights - especially the ladies making pasta in the street.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Eileen! I’m glad you liked our second day tour of the picturesque Alberobello, Polignano a Mare and Bari. Once again, I had a wonderful time with you, your husband and your son...you’re very nice people and great travelers. Hope to meet you again in my beloved region. Greetings from Puglia!

David H.

United States
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Tour: #147138, Castelmezzano (Dolomiti Lucane Ntl Park), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

A great day with Gianluca. Starting in Bari, we headed west to Castelmezzano. But beforehand, he detoured us to devour the best foccacia we have ever experienced in Altamura. A wonderful lunch in Castelmezzano, especially a chickpea and orecchiette dish, very local. Throughout the day, he provided us with local stories, historical context, and attended to any requests. The day ended when he dropped us off in Matera. Excellent guide, great personality, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and the day spent together. It was a great day to me too, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greetings from Puglia!

Jan McMahon

Australia
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Tour: #43859, Polignano a Mare - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Gianluca is a great guide. He was on time, a very good driver , very friendly and knew a lot about the area. If you asked a question or showed an interest along the way, he would stop and allow you to view the area. At the end of our tour, we had to wait for our accomodation to collect us and Gianluca contacted the hotel, arranged the collection point but he stayed with us until the the hotel driver arrived. An exceptional guide, highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jan! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together, you’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Ciao!

Eileen Schofield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #147138, Matera (Unesco world Heritage) - Dolomiti Lucane Ntl Park, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

Gianluca is a fantastic guide! It was very easy to communicate with him to arrange the details of pick up (with luggage) for the start of the tour and transfer to our second hotel afterwards. The time keeping was perfect and Gianluca's English is great. We saw some amazing sights on the tour; Matera is a fascinating and unique place to visit. We would never have known about Castelmezzano which was beautiful. We can definitely recommend Gianluca and his tour for a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eileen! I’m glad you liked the tour of amazing Matera and Castelmezzano, a lovely village off the beaten paths. I had a wonderful time with you, your husband and your son...you’re very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Neil Gordon

Australia
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Tour: #147138, Matera (Unesco world Heritage) - Dolomiti Lucane Ntl Park, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

We spent a most enjoyable, interesting and educational day with Gianluca G. This tour exceeded our expectations and we heartily recommend using this charming tour guide. The highlight of our tour was the visit to Castelmezzano.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Neil and Lorraine! I'm so glad you enjoyed our tour of Matera and the amazing Castelmezzano. I really enjoyed your company and time spent together, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug. Ciao!

Martin Katz

United States
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Tour: #178757, Monopoli - Polignano a Mare - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage), Monopoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martin! We had such a lovely day, visiting Polignano a Mare and Bari. You’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug. Ciao!

Melanie Harris

United Kingdom
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Tour: #158219, Puglia - Basilicata (3 days), Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

We haven't finished our 3day tour but have spent 2 if the 3 days touring and we have been very happy with Jeanluca. He is accommodating informative and knowledgable. We are enjoying the tours very much

Jason Bhargava

United States
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Tour: #57879, Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca - Gallipoli, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

This was my second tour with Gianluca during my trip through Puglia. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time exploring the Salento Coast (Otranto, Leuca, Gallipoli, and the places in between). Gianluca also took us on a scenic drive along the coast for some unbelievable photo opps. Book a tour - you won't regret it!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jason! I’m so glad you enyoed the tour of the Salento Coast. You’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Elaine Small

United States
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Tour: #44446, Bari, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

This was the highlight of our trip. My traveling companion wanted to see the area where her grandparents were born and raised and our guide Gianlucca was fabulous. He took us all around the area, found a small town near Bari where her Grandmother was likely born, showed us the local produce shops and restaurants so we could get a non-touristy feel of the town, and just made our day so special. I highly recommend him for future tours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elaine! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day spent together, visiting Bari and the places where your traveling companion's grandparents were born...your happiness is mine. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Jason Bhargava

United States
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Tour: #149438, Altamura - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

We had a wonderful time with Gianluca. My family of 5 (parents, sister, girlfriend and I) had a fantastic trip through Bari, Altamura, Matera, and Polignano a Mare with Gianluca. He showed us around the cities and shared some really interesting facts about the sights (as well as traditions and cuisines). He's also probably the best driver I've ever seen! Moreover, he's such a charming guy - so friendly, amiable, and accommodating! My family and I will cherish the memories - HIGHLY recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jason! I’m so glad you enyoed the tour, as well as our traditions and cuisine. I had such a wonderful time and I’ll cherish memories of the two days spent together. You’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greetings from Puglia!

Tamra Morley

United States
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Tour: #92039, Castel del Monte - Alberobello - Matera, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Gianluca was the perfect guide. We were a group of 6 people so he hired a driver (who was also great!) and we toured around. He was willing to adjust the tour to accommodate what we wanted so we felt like we got a specialized tour. We would highly recommend Luca if you're looking for a great time in Puglia!! He also made some great recommendations for restaurants in Bari and we went to them and had a great time! Thanks Luca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tamra! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and my suggestions about restaurants etc. I’ve been more than happy to adjust the tour to accommodate what you wanted. You’re very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Joanne Lister

Australia
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Tour: #149438, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

Great trip to Matera in a nice vehicle with English speaking guide. Highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joanne! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of Matera and the quality of my services. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Ciao!

Tracey Curro

Australia
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Tour: #147138, Matera (Unesco world Heritage) - Dolomiti Lucane Ntl Park, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

We loved our day with Gianluca. He was highly responsive throughout, from first enquiry to the day of our tour. On the day, he was punctual, flexible, and happy to adapt plans to suit us. He is knowledgeable, communicates well, and is a genuine, honest, engaging and likeable person with a strong customer service ethos and sense Dl humour. He picked us up fromBari Airport to take us Matera, via Castelmezzano and the Flight of Angels. Very good value for money. We would book him again without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tracey! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together in the amazing Matera and Castelmezzano. I’ve been more than happy ti adapt plans, and give you the opportunity to experience the “Flight of Angels”...you’ll remember it forever. You’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and Milla. Ciao!

Angela Lo

Hong Kong
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

I had a pleasant one day trip to Alberobello and Polignano with my tour guide Gianluca. He has great hospitality. I will definitely recommend my friends to join his tour when they visit southern Italy. Thank you very much for a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Angela! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour of Alberobello and Polignano a Mare, with a pleasant walk in Locorotondo. You’re a very nice person and a great traveler. A big hug. Ciao!

Sylvia Mirtschin

Australia
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Today has been another magnificent experience with Gianluca- Alberobello is completely different to what I was expecting and Gianluca made it even more special by taking me to areas that you would not normally see if in a big group. Visiting the olive trees and Polignano a mare were great. Thank you Gianluca for implanting some very special memories, they will be with me for a long time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Sylvia! I'm so glad you enjoyed even the 2nd day spent together, visiting Alberobello and Polignano a Mare. And, above all, I'm more than happy you'll keep nice memories of the two days travelling around Puglia and Matera...you're a very nice person and a great traveler. A big hug. Ciao!

Sylvia Mirtschin

Australia
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Tour: #147138, Matera (Unesco world Heritage) - Dolomiti Lucane Ntl Park, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

What a wonderful day with Gianluca. Gianluca took me to many views and experiences of Matera Sassi, that you would not generally get to see on a normal tour. I loved Castelmezzano, what a beautiful little town. This has been a very special day. Thanks to Gianluca!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sylvia! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour of Matera and its amazing Sassi, as well as Castelmezzano...it’s not without reason that has been listed as “one of the most beautiful places of the world you’ve never heard of” You’re a very nice person and a great traveler. A big hug. Ciao!

George Metcalf

United Kingdom
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Tour: #421177, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

We have been impressed with the whole process The professional performance all the way from booking, collection from Hotel the actual trip to Alberobello and back to the hotel was carried out at a high level. The guide Gianluca has good people skills and his local knowledge made the trip very enjoyable. We will use you again and recommend your co to our friends and family. May we thank you for giving us such a enjoyable day. Peter and Margaret Metcalf Boston UK

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George! We had a nice day, I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Gloria Bolinger

United States
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Tour: #43859, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Bari, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

GIANLUCA WAS PUNCTUAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND VERY PLEASANT AND ACCOMMODATING. WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO MAKE OUR EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gloria! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and my services, it has been a pleasure to make your experience unforgettable. You’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband. Greetings from Puglia!

Colleen McDonald

United States
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Colleen McDonald

United States
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Tour: #44685, Gargano peninsula (and Tremiti Islands), Foggia, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Mark Murray

Australia
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Tour: June 14/15/16th - Transfers, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Jun 14/18

Gloria Vigliani

United States
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Ostuni, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Gianluca was a fantastic tour guide. Could not ask for a better guide. This was a fascinating tour and one of the major highlights of our trip to Puglia and Basilicata!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gloria! I'm so glad you enjoyed our tour of Puglia and Basilicata and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Mark Murray

Australia
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Tour: June 11th - Transfer from Matera to Polignano a Mare, Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Date: Jun 11/18

Timothy Nichols

United Kingdom
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Tour: #161485, Puglia - Matera (3 days), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Gianluca was a fantastic guide and a fabulous person. He made our whole experience of exploring Puglia the best experience possible. He is an assert to your company and we would not hesitate to recommend him to other potential guests. Thank you Gianluca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Timothy! I’m so glad you enjoyed the three days spent together, exploring and “experiencing” Puglia and Matera...you’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Greetings from Puglia!

Mark Murray

Australia
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Tour: June 8th - Transfer from Bari to Matera, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Jun 8/18

Lindsay Ilton

Australia
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Tour: #149438, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019) - Castelmezzano - Altamura, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Today was our second day with Gianluca & again we had an exceptional if long day. His ability to relate to locals added to a number of the experiences today. He was very personable & flexible throughout our tour & he inspired us with his knowledge of the sites visited. We have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lindsay! Another wonderful day, discovering the amazing Matera and Basilicata region. And the lunch in Polignano a Mare (with great view) on the last day has been the icing on the cake...thank you! You’ll keep very nice memories of Puglia and Basilicata and it makes me happy and very proud. You’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Lindsay Ilton

Australia
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Tour: #147256, Ostuni - Martina Franca - Locorotondo - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage), Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

We had an exceptional day with Gianluca. He was very personable & flexible throughout our tour & inspired us with his knowledge of the places we visited. We had some unique experiences today & would recommend him to others without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lindsay! Very nice of you, I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. A big hug!

Lana Cowell

United States
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Tour: #421177, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Gianluca was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and added on one site at our request. His driving was very good and his English was perfect. We would love to come back and hire him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lana! I'm so glad you enjoyed our tour of Alberobello and Polignano a Mare, and our nice walk in Locorotondo as per your request. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband. Ciao!

Sandra Cuttler

United States
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Tour: #92039, Alberobello - Matera - Castel del Monte, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Really great day. While we could have skipped the first stop on the tour (an hour drive for a view of Caste de Monte), the trip to Matera WAY exceeded expectations and trip to Alberobello was excellent as well. Gianluca was personable and knowledgeable and all in all, spent 9 1/2 hours with us without a lunch break. Very full and excellent day. Gary Lotner

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandra and Gary! I had a really great day too. I'm so glad you enjoyed our full-day tour of the three Unesco World Heritage of the area: Castel del Monte, the unique and amazing Matera and the picturesque Alberobello. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your friends. Ciao!

Martha Allen

United States
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Tour: #147138, Matera (Unesco world Heritage) - Dolomiti Lucane Ntl Park, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/18

We hired Gianluca in May 2018 (sorry this is delayed, we've been traveling a lot!). He was all professionalism, responded very quickly, easy to communicate and interact with, very flexible. We had a very grand day (we had him pick us up in Matera and tour Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa, which we could not have done otherwise). Highly recommend his tours. We would have booked him more days, but alas, he was booked for our other days already 3 months in advance! Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martha! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, I'll remember with pleasure the day spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug from your friend Gianluca. Greetings from Puglia!

Charmaine Choo

Singapore
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Tour: #57879, Gallipoli - Galatina - Nardò, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/18

We did 2 day tours with Gianluca. He was very responsive throughout the process and extremely punctual which we appreciated. He made us feel at ease from the start, and was very accommodating. Once he noticed that I wanted to take more photos, he went out of his way to stop and point out scenic spots along our journey. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charmaine! I'm glad you enjoyed our tours, we had such a nice time. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your mom. Greetings from Puglia!

Eugenio Bucciarelli

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Wonderful day with Luca! He accommodated my husband's knee problems and was so informative...especially on his restaurant recommendation for lunch!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eugenio! I had a wonderful day too, I'm glad you enjoyed our tour of amazing Matera and my suggestions about good local restaurants. You're very nice people and great travelers. Follow my suggestion about Castelmezzano and its restaurants, and you'll enjoy the area even more. A big hug to you and your wife. Ciao!

Richard Gitelson

United States
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Tour: #44446, Bari, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Luca did a great job showing us his city and made this a particularly nice stop for us. We got a nice feel for the old Bari and the new and had a lovely day discovering this city. Luca is a friendly, thoughtful host who made this a memorable day for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard! I had a wonderful time with you all, and I'm so glad you got a nice feel of Bari and you'll keep nice memories of the day spent together. You, your wife and your friends are very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all and...greetings from Puglia!

Helen Silverman

United States
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Trani, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/18

We had an excellent, full day tour of Puglia Italy with Gianluca. It was a combination of destinations that I had researched and suggestions that he additionally made. It was a relaxing and informative day. He was sensitive to our physical limitations and flexible when necessary. Also, we felt safe with Gianluca as a driver. Although Tours By Locals is quite expensive, we felt that we received very good value in exchange. I can highly recommend Gianluca as a reliable and knowledgeable tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Helen! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband and...greetings from Puglia!

Brenda Grassey

New york, NY, United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brenda! We had a very nice tour of Matera, visiting all its amazing sights and places off the beaten paths. You're very nice people and great travelers. Ciao!

Mary Short

Canada
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

The walking tour of Matera with Gianluca was a highlight of our trip to southern Italy. Even though a tour of Matera means lots of up and down on stone steps, it seemed so easy and enjoyable for us, as Gianluca told stories of this amazing place while we walked and stopped along the way for all the best views. The small museums we visited gave it historical perspective. Overall it was a wonderful, and fun way to spend our time, to see and learn about Matera. Thank you Gianluca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of amazing Matera: the walk in the "Sassi" district, all the great views, the rupestrian churches, the house-museum we visited and the bus ride with the locals to see Matera across the valley. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your daughter. Greetings from Puglia!

Dennis Arietta

United States
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Tour: #92039, Alberobello - Matera - Castel del Monte, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Yesterday my husband and I spent a most interesting day visiting the Bari region of Italy. We will never forget what we saw in Matera, Alberobello and Castelo del Monte. Our tour guide,Gianluca, arrived punctually, was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. He spoke English very well and was always prepared to answer any questions. We give this tour and Gianluca a top rating of 5 stars out of 5.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis! I'm so glad you enjoyed our full-day tour of the three Unesco World Heritage of the area: Castel del Monte, Matera and Alberobello. I had such a nice time with you, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband. Ciao!

Olga Krivitsky

Australia
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

Gianluca is a very good, knowledgeable, personable guide. He went over and above to show us Matera. Gianluca knowa a lot not only about Matera, history, architecture and culture but also about Bari and Puglia. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Gianluca, learnt and saw a lot. We highly recommend Gianluca as a tour guide for An amazing local experience. Thank you Gianluca very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Olga! Very kind of you...I've really enjoyed the time spent together visiting Matera and its amazing sights and talking about our history, culture, traditions, etc. It has been a pleasure, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug. Ciao!

Paul Gervasi

United States
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Tour: #43859, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Our guide, Gianluca, showed up early to pick us up (that's good!). He was friendly and answered any and all questions we had for him. He wasn't in a hurry, and accommodated himself to our desires. Very nice tour in Alberobello etc..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul! We had a wonderful day, visiting Alberobello and Polignano a Mare. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Ciao!

John Mower

United Kingdom
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Martina Franca, Monopoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

The tour with Gianluca was a pleasure - we'll organise, punctual, professional, informative etc. etc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John! I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Ciao!

Julie Nicol

United States
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Tour: #92039, Matera - Alberobello, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

My sisters and I had an amazing day in Matera and Arbelobello with Gianluca! He is a very gregarious and accommodating person, knowledgeable guide and an excellent driver! He also knows the best restaurants and shops! Cannot day enough good things about this incredible region and it's people!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie! Very nice of you...we had a wonderful day, visiting Matera and Alberobello. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all and...greetings from Puglia!

Joann Freeman

United States
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Tour: #57879, Lecce - Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca - Gallipoli, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Fantastic tour guide! Gianluca customized our tour so that I could visit a family ancestral home in this area. He was so helpful and genuinely wanted our tour to be successful for us. And it was. Thank you, Gianluca, for such a great experience on this tour! We highly recommend this tour and most especially Gianluca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Joann! Very kind of you, I'm so glad we've been able to find your family ancestral home and find out more about your distant relatives. It has been very interesting and somehow emotional to me too. I've really enjoyed the teo days spent together, you're very nice people and great travelers, looking for real and genuine Puglia. Enjoy the rest of your trip. A big hug to you and your husband. Ciao!

Joann Freeman

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

Gianluca is a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. He paced our tour perfectly. We are so happy we decided to use a guide for this venue and we are extremely happy it was Gianluca. He is not only a fantastic tour leader, he is a patient and understanding person whom you come to like as a friend as well. And his English is nearly impeccable, another plus!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joann! Very kind of you, we had a great tour of Matera. Rain didn't stop us, and we've been able to visit the amazing Sassi's district and its hidden corners. You're very nice people and great travelers. Thank you again and a big hug!

Mary Jo Pecora-Runkle

Newtown, CT, United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

So knowledgeable and schooled in the history of Matera. Made the tour fun!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary Jo! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of Matera. I had a wonderful day with you and your son, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Bruce McDermott

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

Gianluca was excellent! He's knowledgeable, personable & accommodating. We enjoyed our tour tremendously & will recommend him to others. Grazie mille Gianluca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Aimee & Bruce! And thank you to your friends Tom and Paul. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of amazing Matera, we had a great time...you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all! Ciao!

Suzanne E.

Indonesia
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Tour: #92039, Alberobello - Matera - Castel del Monte, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

We felt very lucky to have Gianluca as our guide. He is very attentive, friendly and helpful and possesses a most impressive wealth of local knowledge that made for a most memorable day of touring in the amazingly beautiful Puglia. Gianluca is simply superb at his job!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Suzanne, very kind of you! Same for me, I felt very lucky spending one day with you and your friend. Your interest and passion for my region made me proud of being a tour guide in my beloved Puglia and Matera. Hope to meet you again someday, you're such a nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Elin Lim

Singapore
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Tour: #161485, Highlights of Puglia (2 days), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 2/17

Excellent service, sharing and providing good information on the places we visited. Would recommend friends for this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elin! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour, in two days we've been able to explore the main sights of Puglia and enjoy the local culture. You're a very nice family and great travelers. A big hug. Ciao!

Georgia Chee

Singapore
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Tour: #158219, Puglia - Basilicata (3 days), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

We had a wonderful 3 days tour. The personalised tour met all my desire & dreams come true. Gianluca is flexible, friendly, patient & accomodate your every wish. Thanks for the 'generous time' spent, we had great lunch everyday; thanks for showing us all the great view points & nice photos taken; thanks for contacting the 'owners' & sending us to the B&Bs (with the heavy luggages); thanks for making this a safe & memorable trip. Love Puglia & miss you much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Georgia! Very nice of you, I'm so glad you enjoyed your customized tour of Puglia and Matera...your love and passion for my region makes me proud. I'll keep nice memories of the three days spent together, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Elizabeth R.

Australia
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Tour: #149438, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

Gianluca spared no effort to show us as much as possible, providing a walking tour around Matera and then a car tour to the Dolomiti Lucane and Castelmezzano. We are a fit older couple, but Gianluca made sure that we didn't have to exceed our limitation. One example is the tuk-tuk he organised for us on the spot for one of the longer uphill journeys in Matera. He was very generous with his time and made our short stay very satisfying.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elizabeth! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of Matera and Dolomiti Lucane, and the lovely village of Castelmezzano. Above all, I'm glad you appreciated my efforts to show you everything in the most comfortable way for you and Joe. I'll keep nice memories of the two days spent together and your company, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Elizabeth R.

Australia
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Martina Franca - Ostuni, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

Gianluca was a knowledgeable and extremely pleasant young man who spared no effort to show us as much as possible, driving us round Ostuni, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Alberobello and then on to Matera. He made our short stay very satisfying.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elizabeth! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and my effort (and pleasure) to show you as much as possible. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and Joe and...greetings from Puglia!

Emily Ng

Hong Kong
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Tour: #92039, Alberobello - Matera - Castel del Monte, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

We are very pleased to have Gianluca as our tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and have great enthusiasm to his job. Explain in full details to all the questions raised. We highly recommended him to b your guide if u are looking for one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Emily! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together visiting Castel del Monte, Matera and Alberobello, the three Unesco World Heritage of Puglia. You're very nice people and great travelers. I'm sure you'll enjoy the rest of your holidays in Puglia. A big hug to all of you. Ciao!