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!
Leah LaimanUnited States
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!
Deborah KorusUnited States
a lovely experience with a most accommodating guide.
William AbrahamUnited States
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!
Alan OakesUnited States
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!
Gloria ViglianiUnited States
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!
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!
Helen SilvermanUnited States
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!
John MowerUnited Kingdom
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!
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!
Suzanne SolbergUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Suzanne. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, it has been nice to spend a day with you and I'm sure you've appreciated the visit of Polignano a Mare at the beginning of the tour, not included in the itinerary, that I've offered you with a stop for coffee, with all my pleasure and for no extra charge. Sorry about lunch: I think there was a misunderstanding because you preferred a proper dinner at night and you seemed happy with a quick stop for a typical sandwich, and we did it. Greetings from Puglia!
Linda Dini JenkinsUnited States
Gianluca was a terrific guide on a somewhat rainy day in Polignaro a Mare. It was his idea to take us there and I am very glad he did. We stopped in for a local panini lunch and then went on to Alberobello. A great day and a good introduction to the region for the travelers in my small group. I will use you again for my tours! Grazie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda! It was a nice day, I'm glad travelers in your group enjoyed the tour. I'm proud you'll contact me again for your tours. A big hug to you and your travelers. Greetings from Puglia!
This our second tour with Gianluca was great and we had ample time to explore these beautiful small villages.With hindsight I could say that it was a mistake to amend the tour by leaving out Alberobello and seeing this on our own. Still the tour was well worth its price. Again thanks Gianluca.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, I had a pleasant time with you and your wife. Greetings from Puglia!