Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Matera, Basilicata, Italy by Tour Guide Gianluca G.

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Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Gianluca G.
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Eugenio Bucciarelli

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: May 11/18

Wonderful day with Luca! He accommodated my husband's knee problems and was so informative...especially on his restaurant recommendation for lunch!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eugenio! I had a wonderful day too, I'm glad you enjoyed our tour of amazing Matera and my suggestions about good local restaurants. You're very nice people and great travelers. Follow my suggestion about Castelmezzano and its restaurants, and you'll enjoy the area even more. A big hug to you and your wife. Ciao!

Brenda Grassey

New york, NY, United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Apr 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brenda! We had a very nice tour of Matera, visiting all its amazing sights and places off the beaten paths. You're very nice people and great travelers. Ciao!

Mary Short

Canada
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Apr 30/18

The walking tour of Matera with Gianluca was a highlight of our trip to southern Italy. Even though a tour of Matera means lots of up and down on stone steps, it seemed so easy and enjoyable for us, as Gianluca told stories of this amazing place while we walked and stopped along the way for all the best views. The small museums we visited gave it historical perspective. Overall it was a wonderful, and fun way to spend our time, to see and learn about Matera. Thank you Gianluca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of amazing Matera: the walk in the "Sassi" district, all the great views, the rupestrian churches, the house-museum we visited and the bus ride with the locals to see Matera across the valley. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your daughter. Greetings from Puglia!

Olga Krivitsky

Australia
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Apr 24/18

Gianluca is a very good, knowledgeable, personable guide. He went over and above to show us Matera. Gianluca knowa a lot not only about Matera, history, architecture and culture but also about Bari and Puglia. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Gianluca, learnt and saw a lot. We highly recommend Gianluca as a tour guide for An amazing local experience. Thank you Gianluca very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Olga! Very kind of you...I've really enjoyed the time spent together visiting Matera and its amazing sights and talking about our history, culture, traditions, etc. It has been a pleasure, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug. Ciao!

Joann Freeman

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Mar 20/18

Gianluca is a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. He paced our tour perfectly. We are so happy we decided to use a guide for this venue and we are extremely happy it was Gianluca. He is not only a fantastic tour leader, he is a patient and understanding person whom you come to like as a friend as well. And his English is nearly impeccable, another plus!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joann! Very kind of you, we had a great tour of Matera. Rain didn't stop us, and we've been able to visit the amazing Sassi's district and its hidden corners. You're very nice people and great travelers. Thank you again and a big hug!

Mary Jo Pecora-Runkle

Newtown, CT, United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Mar 19/18

So knowledgeable and schooled in the history of Matera. Made the tour fun!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary Jo! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of Matera. I had a wonderful day with you and your son, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Bruce McDermott

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Mar 11/18

Gianluca was excellent! He's knowledgeable, personable & accommodating. We enjoyed our tour tremendously & will recommend him to others. Grazie mille Gianluca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Aimee & Bruce! And thank you to your friends Tom and Paul. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of amazing Matera, we had a great time...you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all! Ciao!

Lindy Moriyama

Canada
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Sep 21/17

this is the time to visit matera, and there is no better way than by spending your time with gianluca; he is patient&kind&insightful&intuitive&knowledgeable, and offers a rare opportunity to see the 'sassi' by sunset from across the canyon; a view which is a must, and which will leave an imprint in your mind which cements the very experience&energies&inconceivability of matera...we spent 3ish hours with gianluca in the 'sassi', and it was a lovely pace and perfectly inclusive enough...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lindy! Very nice of you...I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and the time spent together. I had such a lovely time and I'll keep very nice memories of you and your parents...you're very nice people and great travelers :-) Thank you again...and a big hug to you and your parents! Greetings from Matera...ciao :-)

Susan Neville

Abbotsford, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Aug 31/17

Gianluca was a wonderful guide...punctual, attentive & knowledgable. All things that make a great tour guide. I would book him again in a heartbeat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan! Very nice of you...I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of Matera and its amazing "Sassi". You're nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Marie Dobson

Australia
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Aug 29/17

Gianluca was an excellent guide, and made our experience in Matera very special. We did a long walk around the old city, seeing it from many angles. Gianluca explained the history of the town, and gave us good information about the sites we visited. He also drove us to the other side of the ravine for a spectacular view of the sassi. Thank you very much, Gianluca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marie, very nice of you! I'm so glad you enjoyed Matera, is a place unique in the world that gives unique feelings to visitors. A big hug to you and your husband, you're very nice people and great travelers. Ciao!

Allan Shanberg

Laguna Beach, CA., United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Jun 15/17

Fantastic guide, Made us love Matera even more than we did originally. showed us the best of the best. I would highly recomend him to anyone wanting a guide here.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Allan...very kind of you! I'm so glad you love Matera more and more...it's the same love that I feel for this wonderful, amazing place. We spent such a lovely day together, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you, your wife and your friends. Greetings from Puglia!

Palma Carusi

Canada
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: May 29/17

Gianluca was a fantastic guide. He was extremely well versed in all the history of the area. He had a wonderful disposition and was very accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Palma, very kind of you! I'm glad you enjoyed Matera and our tour, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...warm greetings from Puglia!

Robert Goldstone

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    
Date: Nov 18/16

Gianluca was a knowledgeable, friendly and excellent Guide. His command of English left nothing to be desired and he helped us to understand the mysteries and wonders of Matera.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert! I've really enjoyed the day spent together, visiting Matera and surroundings...and its mysteries and its wonders...with and without fog :-) You're great travelers and great people. A big hug to you and your wife from your friend Gianluca. Greetings from Puglia!