Paul CookUnited Kingdom
We were a group of 12 english speaking on an Adriatic cruise and had had lots of good private guides eg at Trapani, Kerkira, Split, Koper, and Kotor. Alessandro had a strong accent and 'lectured' us rather than interacted with us. By the end he improved slightly by we would only rate him 2 or 3 out of 5. Anne Heads, group leader who had previously visited Bari twice independently.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Honestly, I tried to do my best (I did exactly the itinerary you requested). Unfortunately you changed several time the meeting point on the previous days and a few minutes before the tour: that's why we start the tour later and I need to do everything quickly. I like to interact with people (and the old ladies who make pasta in the old town too) but it takes two. It's a shame because, as tour leader, you could let me know your travellers' needs before or during the tour when I asked your rather than now