Matteo was a fantastic guide showing us around some beautiful areas in Gallura and Costa Smeralda with much history and stories that he could share with us. We had my mother with us who is 82 years and not able to walk far or fast and my 10 year old daughter. He was able to accommodate all of our needs and shared wonderful information with us. I will visit again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Siobhan and if you'll visit Sardinia again ... well ... you have a reliable local reference and contact. Matteo
Very interesting tour, given the many visited places (La Maddalena, Caprera, North of Sardignia), the Matteo's wide knowledge and the funny stories shared by Matteo. When we tried to visit a specific beach and it was not possible, due to access restrictions, Matteo found an alternative (visit to Porto Rafael and Porto Cervo), which was very much appreciated. Tour suitable for all. Thank you Matteo ! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Filomena for the nice and very kind rating!
Christina MoritzUnited States
Matteo was the best tour guide we ever had. He picked us up at the hotel in a comfortable, newer, air-conditioned van and showed us charming towns and villages we would have never found on our own, gave us the history and explained a lot of the traditions and different languages of the sardinian people. He is an excellent driver and made us feel at ease with all the windy roads, we would have not liked to have driven on our own. We had such a good time, that we booked 2 additional tours with Matteo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Christina for your kind and well illustrated rating. For me too it was a pleasure to show you my island and I have greatly appreciated the help given by Dan in changing the flat tire: it was that first time that this happened with my new car and I hardly knew how to get out the jack, so the skilled advise and help of Dan reassured me a lot. I hope you have enjoyed Sardinia and that I have contributed to give an image a bit different from the usual tour magazines .
Claire RossUnited Kingdom
A wonderful afternoon in Gallura- part history part gossip! Matteo an endless source of information about his native Sardinia. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to take some time away from the beach and learn a bit more about the intriguing history of the Island. Grazie Matteo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie a te Claire, thanks to you for this nice rating and for knowing so much about my island, that was a pleasure for me. Matteo
Sarann KraushaarUnited States
Matteo's knowledge of every part of this island is amazing. We totally enjoyed the time we spent touring with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarann, hope to see in Sardinia again.
Lori RichmondUnited States
Matteo took our family of 4 on the Lunch w/ the Shepherds tour. He was knowledgeable, kind, and all-around a wonderful guide. He made the long car ride informative and entertaining. You can really tell he loves and has pride in his native Sardinia and it shines through. Matteo was also great with my two kids, one of whom had a sore throat and he was even kind enough to take us to a pharmacy to get some throat drops (and be my translator!) Book a day with Matteo and it will be a highlight of your trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Lori and Matthew for this nice rating, I also have to give and extremely good rating for your kids: sincerely, it was the first time that a tourist (also so young) understood right away that in that romanesque church something was wrong with the "simmetry"!
Fedele MussoUnited States
Matteo is very personable, informative and tremendously knowledgeable about Sardinia. We travel a good amount and this was one of our best tour experiences.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Fedele for this nice rating, to you and to all your group.
Matteo is a real professional. From Olbia, he helped us on 4 days: 1) Day tour to Corsica 2) Olbia region tour 3) Day tour while repositioning us from Aghero to Olbia 4) Day your while repositioning us from Olbia to Cala Ganone. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dears Dan and Johanna, thank you very much again for the good rating. As I wrote you already on the mail I forgot to do it here. All my best Matteo
Henry DirksenModesto, CALIFORNIA, United States
It's the meal..!! Matteo's tour includes where the rich and famous vacation and a visit to a small village for a beverage break. Though it was the meal and atmosphere at the Farmhouse Restaurant that was the jewel and value of the tour. Won't attempt to explain the details, just be prepared to eat and drink for a while. Oh, Matteo is an interesting, engaging and charming fellow and he speaks good English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Henry, for this very nice and kind rating.
Dennis StickIrvine, CA, United States
Had a wonderful time on our tour. We got to see the famous sights as well as experience life on the island. A very fun day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis!
Robert HepworthUnited Kingdom
This really was a day to remember. We were met on time and taken on a fascinating tour of the area. Matteo was very personable and gave us plenty of information without overloading us with facts. He found us a great place for a snack lunch- very inexpensive, and packed so much into our tour. There were six in our group and we would all thoroughly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert for the very kind and nice review.
Ellen SloneUnited States
I rated it five stars. It was wonderful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen!
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Viktoria ShulmanUnited States
Out trip was fantastic. Our wonderful tour guide Matteo was on time. His car was clean and well kept, he provided water to all of us during the trip. Matteo made our tour very special and accommodated our every wish. Without Matteo would never fall in love with Sardinia and now cannot wait to come back and stay longer. Absolutely recommend him to all my friends and to anyone who is looking for a private tour in Sardinia. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Viktoria for the very nice and kind words. If you will come back to Sardinia...well ... now...you have a contact for everything. All my best Matteo
Ilya SegalUnited States
Matteo gave our family a tour of Costa Smeralda and Gallura that was customized to our needs. He was very friendly and highly knowledgeable in history and geography of Sardinia and gave a lot of interesting and memorable details about each place we visited. Did not keep track of time, and continued for as long as we could absorb the information. The price for the whole day was quite reasonable. We learned a lot more than if we were driving through the places by ourselves. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ilya for the very nice and kind words. I hope to see you all back in Sardinia again. Matteo P.
Stephanie JohnsonUnited States
Matteo took 8 of us on a wonderful tour. We all were very impressed with his knowledge and his willingness to be flexible. A great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanie, looking forward to see you in Sardinia, hopefully with a better weather!!! All my best Matteo P.
Maria RasmussenUnited States
My husband and I really enjoyed our tour. Matteo knows everything about the area. He's very personable, very helpful and considerate with our needs. He's very pleasant and went out of his way to make our tour of Costa Smeralda really memorable. At the end of the tour he surprised us with a bottle of red wine. It was really nice. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Maria and Nick for your nice and kind review on my guiding service but, maybe it was necessary to specified that the bottle of wine, came from a regione near the village I was born, in the south of Sardinia - and that sentimentally means: one of the best wines in the world : - )