This was our third day touring with Giorgio. He spoke great English, was extremely knowledgeable, and was entertaining as well. Giorgio was easy going, he added personal touches to the tour with meeting locals and making stops at local markets and shops. He made it feel like it was our personal tour and we could adjust it accordingly. A big thank you to Giovanni and Giorgio (our two tour guides) for a fantastic trip thru the Puglia area.
Anthony LusvardiUnited States
Giorgio is a terrific guide. We spent a wonderful day with him showing us the beautiful sites and introducing us to many kind and generous people in the area. During the day we made a few stops to sample some of the local foods and were very impressed by the variety we found in Puglia. Giorgio is a kind and enthusiastic guide that is a great ambassador for Puglia. we look forward to returning and asking Giorgio to show us more of Puglia.
Janet MurphyUnited States
Giorgio is an excellent guide, very personable, very informative, very knowledgeable, and communicates very well in English. The tour itself was excellent. Although Alberobello was the highlight of the tour for me, the other towns were very interesting too, well worth visiting.
Giorgio was knowledgeable, courteous and generous with his time. He is personable, a very good driver and an excellent ambassador for Puglia. I would happily engage his services again and highly recommend him to other travellers.
Alise AndreoliUnited States
This tour was AMAZING! It was my favorite day in Italy so far and I have been here for 12 days! Giorgio was incredible and so friendly! He also knew SO MUCH information about the area which made it extra special. The stops were delicious and we met lots of very nice locals at each of them. My favorite thing about this tour was that Giorgio felt like one of my friends. We all laughed together, drank together, and ate together. I will never ever forget this day. Thank you Giorgio! Indimenticabile!
Nicholas Truelson TruelsonAustralia
We had the most amazing tour experience today around Puglia with Giorgio.We have done tours in other parts of the world but nothing like the incredible care and attention to detail that Giorgio showed us, especially to our two kids, Ollie and Milla.The incredible access we got and the warm receptions in and around Puglia were clear highlights and the best part of the experience was that we got to go to places where there were no tourists were so we felt like we got the ultimate authentic Puglia experience
Will highly recommend this tour. Giorgio is very knowledgeable, articulate and passionate about Bari. Insightful and hilarious in equal measure, Giorgio's engaging and earnest tour is an immersion into Bari that you must embark on. With the local anecdotes, stories and observations, Giorgio draws you into this world and you feel enriched by the knowledge and connected to the land. Apuglia comes alive in memorable detail on this tour.
Wing Hung Lena Y.Hong Kong
Our family have a great time with Giorgio. Though our cruise ship arrived ~2 hours late, he waited for us and rearranged our tours as what we wanted. He was very energetic and shared an abundance of knowledge about his place. We felt very comfortable asking him many questions to which he knew every answer. Given the limited time, we still visited the places of our interested. We were extremely thankful for his cheese/mozzarella treats as We would definitely recommend Giorgio.Best wishes for your family.
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!!
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
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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 :)