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Gianluca G.

Bari, BA, Italy

"LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE BUT BY THE MOMENTS AND PLACES THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY" Let "my" places will take your breath away!

I'm Gianluca, an experienced and high rated tour leader for Puglia (the latin "Apulia") and Basilicata.
I LOVE my region! Yes, of course. . . but I really, really KNOW it too.

AS ONLY A REAL LOCAL CAN DO, I can take you everywhere around my region and more: sightseeings to amazing and unique places even to many hidden places off the beaten paths, "food and wine" itineraries, wine/olive oil tasting, street food tours and cooking classes, finding your Italian and Apulian roots. . .

I was born and raised in this lovely part of Italy and I know how nice and amazing it is: "Ah!Pulia". . . what a wonderful discovery!

I've improved my english skills in Ireland, where I used to live and work in tourism field.

I've been blessed to travel all over the world: far and wide the USA, all over Europe. . . and I've experienced different cultures travelling in India, Indochina, Japan, Middle East, Central and South America, Caribbean, etc.

If you're planning to come to Italy, Puglia and Basilicata FOR A VACATION or you're looking for a customized private SHORE EXCURSION in Bari or Brindisi during your Mediterranean cruise, don't hesitate to contact me.

If you're originally from Italy and YOU'D LIKE TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT YOUR ANCESTORS, I'll be more than happy to take you to your relatives' hometown, and help you in dealing with locals and local offices.

I provide guided tours to: BARI and the surrounding area, ALBEROBELLO and POLIGNANO A MARE, LECCE and Salento's coast, TRANI and CASTEL DEL MONTE, GARGANO's sea and beaches.
Last but not least. . . MATERA, in Basilicata, the EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF THE CULTURE 2019!
And further on, in the Basilicata region: lovely small villages where time stands still, ghost towns, etc.

HALF-DAY, FULL-DAY, MULTI-DAY and CUSTOMIZED tours, according to your preferences and interest.
I can arrange transfers either with a comfortable and modern minivan or rented minibus.

To make your experience more memorable, I'll be more than glad to take you to a typical restaurant or grocery shop to have lunch/dinner or buy our typical delicious food. . . as well as to a cooking class or a wine/olive oil/typical food tasting.

Greetings from Puglia!

A Recent Review of this guide

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.
Bruce Baker

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Credentials

Licensed Tour Leader (with qualification in English Language)

Advanced course: qualified consultant in advertising for local touristic sites and typical products

Language Certificate: English Advanced Level - on behalf of EU, issued by European Career Evolution, Cork (Ireland)

Other work experiences in touristic field: hotel receptionist (Ireland/Italy)

Restrictions

If on calendar I'm marked as unavailable, pls contact me as I might still assist you.
My driving license is valid for car and minivan up to 8 passenger.

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Tours by Gianluca G.

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Private tour guide Gianluca

Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage),...

Trulli & more...from the sea to the countryside

322 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Matera (the European capital of the culture,...

The "Sassi"...a breathtaking experience! (walking tour - 3 hours)

229 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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Matera (Unesco world Heritage) - Dolomiti,...

Matera and Castelmezzano, in the breathtaking landscape of the Dolomiti,...

376 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Lecce - Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca,...

Lecce and the coast of Salento: from the Adriatic to the Jonian sea

478 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Puglia - Basilicata (3 days)

Perfect places to escape for something less frenetic and crowded!

1110 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 days

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Puglia - Matera (2 days)

Perfect places to escape for something less frenetic and crowded!

659 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 days

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Trani - Castel del monte - Matera

Two Unesco World Heritage and one of the most beautiful port of the,...

339 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) -,...

Trulli & more...from the sea to the countryside (from Brindisi)

389 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Lecce - Otranto

Lecce and Otranto (from Brindisi or Lecce)

367 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Lecce - Otranto

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Lecce and Otranto (from Gallipoli)

441 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Tour & cook: Puglia for all your senses!

Alberobello, Locorotondo and...a cooking class in Puglia

442 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

9 hours

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