Gail SumterUnited States
Giorgio is superb. He is informative, fun and a great conversationalist. We enjoyed every second of our tour and the 3 hours passed too quickly. Giogio covers many locations in Puglia and Basilicata, so you can arrange more than one tour with him when you are in these areas. I recommend him 100%.
Jennifer P.United States
We had a great tour with Giorgio in Matera. We learned so much more about the town than we could have possibly figured out walking around on our own. Giorgio was very knowledgeable and accomodating to our abilities and interests throughout the tour. We enjoyed it so much we tried to book him for another tour in another town but unfortunately he was already booked. Thank you Giorgio! Hope to come back for another tour soon!
Amy LandUnited States
BEST TOUR EVER! Giorgio was so knowledgable about Matera and gave us (a family of five with children 22,21 and 20) the facts in a way that interested us and kept our attention. He was able to answer all of our questions and was patient with our constant picture taking. He was funny, likable and we thoroughly enjoyed being around him. We learned so much about this great city. We highly recommend Giorgio!
Elizabeth ShahUnited States
Giorgio was an awesome guide! He is very knowledgeable and led a fun and interesting tour. He even arranged lunch for our group of 12 people, which was so helpful! We highly recommend him and his tour of Matera.
Stuart CawthornUnited Kingdom
We loved our tour of Matera with Giorgio. He was an excellent guide, enthusiastic, professional, knowledgeable and friendly, we couldn't have asked for more!
Michael JesanisUnited States
Giorgio was terrific. On a day which was moderately crowded in Matera, he got us quickly off the beaten track and away from the crowds. We came to quickly understand Matera's history as well as its future. Highly recommend working with Giorgio on your next adventure in Puglia.
Kenneth JamesUnited States
The highest rating goes to Giorgio. Way higher than five stars.
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
Randal DalhoffUnited States
Our group had a very informational day with Giorgio. He showed up at our start site right on time and made us feel comfortable with his leadership. He answered our questions and took time to explain things clearly. He went out his way to find a lunch site for us at the end of the tour and also getting use access to Matera underground in the off-season. We really enjoyed our time with Giorgio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment, mister Randal! Your words are the best way to start this new season! Grazie!