Gianluca was everything an inquisitive traveller could ask for. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about the places we visited he was clearly very passionate about his work as a tour guide. Throughout our first day with him he was relaxed; flexible and clearly excited to introduce us not only to the breathtaking scenery but the history surrounding it. Without Gianluca we would never have experienced the wonder of Matera. We highly recommend him to anyone seeking to embark on a journey of discovery
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael & Kate! I'm so glad you enjoyed the two days spent together visiting and "experiencing" Puglia and Matera, and I'm particularly pleased that my suggestions about restaurants, etc. has been helpful. I had a really great time too and I'll keep very nice memories...you're very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!
Tamra MorleyUnited States
Gianluca was the perfect guide. We were a group of 6 people so he hired a driver (who was also great!) and we toured around. He was willing to adjust the tour to accommodate what we wanted so we felt like we got a specialized tour. We would highly recommend Luca if you're looking for a great time in Puglia!! He also made some great recommendations for restaurants in Bari and we went to them and had a great time! Thanks Luca!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tamra! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and my suggestions about restaurants etc. I’ve been more than happy to adjust the tour to accommodate what you wanted. You’re very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!
Sandra CuttlerUnited States
Really great day. While we could have skipped the first stop on the tour (an hour drive for a view of Caste de Monte), the trip to Matera WAY exceeded expectations and trip to Alberobello was excellent as well. Gianluca was personable and knowledgeable and all in all, spent 9 1/2 hours with us without a lunch break. Very full and excellent day. Gary Lotner
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandra and Gary! I had a really great day too. I'm so glad you enjoyed our full-day tour of the three Unesco World Heritage of the area: Castel del Monte, the unique and amazing Matera and the picturesque Alberobello. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your friends. Ciao!
Dennis AriettaUnited States
Yesterday my husband and I spent a most interesting day visiting the Bari region of Italy. We will never forget what we saw in Matera, Alberobello and Castelo del Monte. Our tour guide,Gianluca, arrived punctually, was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. He spoke English very well and was always prepared to answer any questions. We give this tour and Gianluca a top rating of 5 stars out of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis! I'm so glad you enjoyed our full-day tour of the three Unesco World Heritage of the area: Castel del Monte, Matera and Alberobello. I had such a nice time with you, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband. Ciao!
Julie NicolUnited States
My sisters and I had an amazing day in Matera and Arbelobello with Gianluca! He is a very gregarious and accommodating person, knowledgeable guide and an excellent driver! He also knows the best restaurants and shops! Cannot day enough good things about this incredible region and it's people!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie! Very nice of you...we had a wonderful day, visiting Matera and Alberobello. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all and...greetings from Puglia!
We felt very lucky to have Gianluca as our guide. He is very attentive, friendly and helpful and possesses a most impressive wealth of local knowledge that made for a most memorable day of touring in the amazingly beautiful Puglia. Gianluca is simply superb at his job!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Suzanne, very kind of you! Same for me, I felt very lucky spending one day with you and your friend. Your interest and passion for my region made me proud of being a tour guide in my beloved Puglia and Matera. Hope to meet you again someday, you're such a nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!
Emily NgHong Kong
We are very pleased to have Gianluca as our tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and have great enthusiasm to his job. Explain in full details to all the questions raised. We highly recommended him to b your guide if u are looking for one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Emily! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and time spent together visiting Castel del Monte, Matera and Alberobello, the three Unesco World Heritage of Puglia. You're very nice people and great travelers. I'm sure you'll enjoy the rest of your holidays in Puglia. A big hug to all of you. Ciao!
Sherri DonovanUnited States
Gianluca is the best guide and wonderful human being. We felt comfortable with him right away. He was always on time and in the correct location. He couldn't do enough for us!! Picking us up at our airbnb, stopping where we wanted to stop, finding ways to make the travel and steps easier for us, thorough explanations, passion for the world heritage sites we visited, taking us to places on side streets with local life & fantastic panoramic views, sweet person & excellent driver! Bravo, miss you already
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sherri! So nice of you...I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and the day spent together, and I'm so glad you felt my passion for the sites we visited, especially when we visited the places off the beaten paths with the real local life. I felt your special passion and interest too...you're very nice people and great travelers! A big hug...ciao!
Catherine ShihCA, United States
The group felt Gianluca was a pleasant young man. He was very knowledgeable with both two sites history and background. Unlike some other guides we experienced on our other parts of Italy and Sicily tours, his command of English was great, easy for the group to understand his introduction about the two sites. He also knows the best walk tour path and best scenic spots for photo and it made best use of our time efficiently. I would highly recommend Gianluca's professional guide service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherine...very kind of you! I'm so glad your group enjoyed the tour and my services as tour guide in the main sights of the area, as well as "Unesco World Heritage", Matera and Alberobello. I'll keep very nice memories of the day spent with your group, you're nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!
Fantastic day visiting the UNESCO sites of Alberobello and Matera plus a visit to Olive Oil producer. Gianluca paced the tour to meet our needs. The transport provided for the tour by Antico Viaggi was of the highest quality. A great day enjoyed by our group of 8 from Australia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sue, and thanks to your group. I'm happy you enjoyed the tour of Alberobello and Matera, the Unesco sites of my area, and the interesting visit to olive oil producer. And I'm so glad I met all your needs, including the high quality transport provided by the company I work with. You're very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!
Mike LorussoUnited States
Gianluca was very responsive and helpful working with me to design a perfect itinerary for a memorable and enjoyable tour. During our tour he was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating making my family feel like we were with a good friend. In addition to the historic sites we also visited the town of my grandparents and with his help met people familiar with my family. I would highly recommend Gianluca for an enjoyable tour in Puglia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the tour, and I'm so glad you felt like you were with a good friend...a good local friend. That's what I try to do when I'm with travelers. I'm proud I've been able to help you in the town of your grandparents, meeting people familiar with your family...that's my biggest pleasure. A big hug to you and your family, you're very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from your beloved Puglia!
Jan ThomasUnited Kingdom
Very well conducted tour by Gianlucca
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jan! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the tour. You're nice people and good travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!
Mamerto GapultosUnited States
Our tour of S.Italy was made memorable by Gianluca. He went the extra mile and picked us up from Positano to Polignano a Mare. We were able to see amazing sights along the way like the Emerald Grotto and the countryside. It was a smooth comfortable ride with lots of photo op. The Castellana Caves, Polignano A Mare, Alberobello, and Matera came alive for us because he was knowledgeable and informative. He knew the best places to take beautiful photos. He was very accomodating. All in all wonderful! Thank Ü
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It has been a pleasure to spend 2 days with you from Amalfi's coast to my loved Puglia. I'm so glad you've enjoyed Alberobello, Polignano a Mare, the caves in Castellana and the amazing Matera. You're good people and good travelers, with a genuine interest for Puglia/Basilicata and its beauties. And, of course, see you in Henderson :-) A big hug to you all and greetings from Puglia!
Gianluca was very helpful and accommodating. We had a great day at these UNESCO sites and we got a lot of general and specific information that we really appreciated. Must say - the ride in the back seat was a bit bumpy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Cameron! We had a nice tour from an UNESCO site to the other, you're good travelers. A big hug and greetings from Puglia!