Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Matera-Italy by Tour Guide Giovanna P. (Guide #26626)


Bruce Baird

United States
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Tour: #424413, Feel Matera (UNESCO) - Private tour with official guide, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 6/20

Giovanna was wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgeable. She got us into places that were closed to others and took us to all of the best places. I highly recommend her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bruce thank you so much for your kind words! it means a lot for me, a positive sunray in this difficult period for travels and tourism. Many thanks! I strongly hope you will return in the south of Italy to visit Apulia too. Cheers from Bari Giovanna

Halim Din

Malaysia
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Tour: #424413, Feel Matera (UNESCO) - Private tour with official guide, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 11/20

My wife and I spent 4 days with Giovanna to tour Apulia region. We were totally satisfied with her service. Over the four days we felt like an old friend showing and sharing her knowledge with us about her beautiful country. The guide and client relationship disappeared. I would highly recommend Giovanna to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Halim! You and your wife are special travelers and our 4 days together were just great! Waiting for you in spring for a urchins lunch;)

Halim Din

Malaysia
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Tour: Apulian countryside!, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Jan 10/20

Giovanna is very professional and knowledgable. She goes the extra mike to serve her client.

Halim Din

Malaysia
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Tour: #429163, My colorful Apulia in one day (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 8/20

Giovanna is very professional and knowledgeable. One of the very best guides we have ever engaged.

Halim Din

Malaysia
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Tour: #403667, Feel Bari (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 7/20

Giovanna is very professional and knowledgeable.

Lisa Mandelblatt

United States
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Tour: #424413, Feel Matera (UNESCO) - Private tour with official guide, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

We knew we were in excellent hands the minute we met Giovanna. Her knowledge of history, the region, and the best place for gelato made our tour with her extra special. I cannot recommend her enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Lisa and Gary, many thanks for your lovely words!! I am happy that you enjoyed Matera (and the gelato;) For me it was a pleasure to share with you my knowledges about this unique town! Thank you:)

Gary Zanfagna

United States
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Tour: #429163, My colorful Apulia in one day (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

Giovanna was absolutely delightful--knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic and flexible. We could not have asked for more from a guide. If I could I would give her 6 STARS! She fully introduced us to the region--the sights, the culture and the food! She was impeccable, her English is first rate, and we could not have been more pleased w. her itinerary. Plus she knows locals along the way who we also had the chance to meet! Fantastico!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Linda and Gary:D thank you so much! I will remember always with a smile the beautiful day together! Everything was just magic for me thanks to your enthusiasm in discovering my land! Grazie per tutto:) See you soon in New Jersey!

Francesc Maria Borrull Bori

Spain
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Tour: 3 novembre Alberobello Private tour, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Nov 3/19

Giovanna is an excellent guide , very proactive , who understands the needs of the traveler. We made an very interesting tour , showing us what really is significative and giving very helful recommentadions

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Francesc, thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to be helpful and let you enjoy a good experience in my land! (and not miss a tour of Matera;) Grazie mille!!

Mary Ann Baldari

United States
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Tour: #403667, Feel Bari (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Giovanna was an excellent guide. We actually felt as though she were our daughter taking us on this wonderful tour of the old town of Bari. She stopped so many times to say hello to the locals and introduce us that we truly felt at home. She recommended a restaurant and called to make reservations and then brought us to the restaurant. My husband left his backpack in her car so we left us at the restaurant and walked back to the car and then brought the backpack to the restaurant. Giovanna was FABULOUS

Karin Mallory

United States
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Tour: #403667, (6 Ottobre) Feel Bari and its flavours (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

We just completed our first tour with Giovanna in Bari. There are not enough positive words to describe our day with her. We were a group of four women. Giovanna was waiting outside our hotel door at our agreed upon time and we spent four hours with her walking around the historic center of Bari. Giovanna is an incredibly positive and easy-going woman. Passionate about her city. And so knowledgeable! She shared stories and legends and best of all we met the locals! We entered their homes! Grazie Mille!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille to you!! I just returned at home with a big smile thanks to all of you! It was a great Sunday morning for me and you are so beautiful!! A huge pleasure to share the love for my land with you:D Many thanks for this lovely day! Looking forward to tell you something more about Apulia tomorrow! :D

James Hamilton

United States
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Tour: #402518, Alberobello Trulli Experience (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

5 out of 5 for Giovanna Trulli tour!!! October 3. Can't give enough compliments!

Marcia Sweet

Canada
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Tour: #429163, 27 Sep My colorful Apulia in one day (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Marcia Sweet

Canada
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Tour: 26 Sep Feel Matera (Private tour with official guide) (UNESCO), Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Sep 26/19

We so enjoyed meeting Giovanna. She was very helpful and influential in our trip planning, always willing to do extra. She is very knowledgeable about the area and history, she explains things very well, her English is very good, you can tell she loves what she does. She seems to be very well liked and respected by the local community.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcia and Tim, thank you so much! I am so happy that you feel welcome and you have enjoyed the beauty of this land! I am so proud to be "pugliese" and your enthusiasm to discover my land offered me a huge pleasure! You are always welcomed here for another caffè speciale and gelato!;) Giovanna

Jacqueline Barnaby

Australia
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Tour: 13 Sep Feel Matera from Bari (Private tour with official guide) (UNESCO), Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Sep 13/19

Another incredible day with Giovanna - she is such a wonderful guide and it was fantastic to tour this amazing city with her.. she shares her knowledge and her passion - and just never stops giving!! A fabulous experience!!

Jacqueline Barnaby

Australia
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Tour: #429163, (11th Sep) My colorful Apulia in one day (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

Giovanna is such a fabulous guide we are so pleased to of spent 2 days with her touring this region. We visited Alberobello - Locorotondo and Polignano a Mare on 1 fabulous day - the most beautiful towns in Apulia. We were spoilt with local treats and tastes of the region and she shared the history and her passion for Puglia. We can not recommend her highly enough!!

Francois Goblet

France
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Tour: #402518, Alberobello Trulli Experience from Bari (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

Super découverte! Guide véritablement au top, super gentille et adorable! Toujours le sourire et vraiment chaleureuse. Pour notre lune de miel ce fut un véritable plaisir d'avoir Giovanna comme guide et grâce a elle nous avons fait plein de magnifique découverte. Donc un immense merci et nous la recommandons chaudement et vivement pour les excursions. D'ailleurs si a l'avenir nous revenons, nous la demanderons a nouveau comme guide.

Joanne Baggs

United Kingdom
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Tour: #424413, Feel Matera (UNESCO) - Private tour with official guide, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

Our tour with Giovanna was absolutely amazing and most certainly recommended as an essential for anyone visiting Matera. Without this tour our stay just wouldn't have been the same. It was such a pleasure to be guided through the streets by Giovanna and learn so much about its history. The most incredibly genuine guide who will will definitely look to book again should we return to Region. 5* !!

Sandra Doliner

United States
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Tour: #424413, (15 luglio) Feel Matera (Private tour with official guide) (UNESCO), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

We had only a couple hours to see Matera and we could not have navigated all the hidden pathways and hit all the sights as we did with Giovanna. She has a great command of history and told stories that kept us all engaged. We had a lot of fun with her!

Julie Whitfield

United States
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Tour: #429163, (July 13) My colorful Apulia in one day (Private tour with official guide), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

Giovanna served as a wonderful guide for me in Bari and Alberobello. She is full of knowledge of Puglia and daily Italian life. I appreciated her connections with locals along our journey which was what made this trip so special. We were able to eat a home cooked meal in a home for lunch (wow!). She gave me so much insight about the people and food of Puglia. She knew exactly where to get the best gelato during my trip in both towns! I look forward to my next trip to explore more of Puglia with Giovanna!

Thomas Huerlimann

Switzerland
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Tour: #403667, Feel Bari (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/19

Giovanna is THE guide in Bari. She is so passionate, fun and so knowledgeable that we had the most amazing experience. THANK YOU!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are fantastic! My best couple dad and daughter so nice and interested to feel this colorful town!! Thank you so much for the lovely moments shared with you! Waiting for you for an Apulian sunday lunch;)

Christine Maber

New Zealand
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Tour: #402518, Alberobello Trulli Experience (Private tour with official guide) (UNESCO), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/19

We had a great time with Giovanna, she is very proud & passionate about Apulia. She not only told us lots about Alberobello & the trulli houses, she introduced us to a couple who still live there & we were invited into their house where we saw the wife making biscuits. We sampled mozzarella & ricotta cheese as well as fruit & veggies from a local grocery. It was not a problem to stop for photos or making suggestions where to eat in Bari. We would definitely recommend Giovanna as a guide. Thanks Giovanna.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, thank you so much! I really enjoyed the time spent with you and I am so happy that you have appreciated our beautiful local food in Alberobello:) I strongly hope you will remember with a smile your holiday in Apulia, eating the mozzarella made in Auckland by the Casaro !! Thank you for everything:)

Kim Giovacco

United States
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Tour: #403667, Feel Bari (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Phenomenal!! Giovanna was the best and most enthusiastic guide I've ever had, anywhere. Everyone in our group lived her. Walking around Bari's Old Town with her was like being with my best friend. Everyone in town knows her, and we received lovely invitations inside the homes of residents due to her shining personality and relationships. She is so expressive and we really enjoyed listening to her and her stories. Plus, she showed much care for us the day before and after our tour. Don't miss this tour!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kim!! I don't know if my words are enough to tell you how I enjoyed the time with all of you!! Bari is an amazing town but shared with you it was more than magic! Your open mind and your wish to feel our culture makes me so happy and makes my day so unmissable! What a beautiful encounter:) Thank you for everything!! See you soon in Apulia or in Usa!

Peter C.

United States
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Tour: #398990, Molfetta, Trani and Canne della Battaglia (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/19

What a pleasure it was to go on a tour with Giovanna! She was eight months pregnant at the time, but you would not know it with how she easily managed and drove us all around. She created a special tour that included Canne della Bataglia, the battlefield of Cannae, from the Second Punic War. She also learned of our interest in olive oil and we took a charming diversion to a local olive oil business. Giovanna also took time to explain local foods and is highly recommended for Bari area tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Caro Peter, grazie for these words! It was a great pleasure for me too, to share my day with you, Brenda and Cathrine:) Above all to let you discover our precious green gold and our local food which is so important in our culture! Something unmissable when you visit Apulia:) Thanks again for everything! I strongly hope to see you again in Apulia!!

Olivia Riviere

France
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Tour: #402518, Alberobello Trulli Experience from Bari (Private tour with official guide), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Giovanna is delightful, full of energy & passion for her land. She gave us an insider tour of Alberobello - not the touristy part, although she did leave enough time to go shopping if wanted - complete with history, architecture and anedoctes of the place. We even were invited by 2 families who knew her & welcomed us all in their trulli homes for homemade food & wine! It was a fantastic experience and we finished our excursion with plans to come back for a full vacation in the region! We'll def call her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Olivia!! I am so happy that you have enjoyed the real lifestyle and the welcoming people of a town that continue to safe its authenticity and identity! Thanks again for the great and funny time spent together! But 4 hours are not enough! Apulia is waiting for you again:)

Antonette Mccartney

Australia
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Tour: #402518, Alberobello Trulli Experience (Private tour with official guide) (UNESCO), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

Giovanna is truly passionate about her local heritage and took us on a very informative tour of Alberobello. Her knowledge of local history was outstanding. Her relationship with the local folk made our tour special and welcoming. Thanks Giovanna

Fatma AlHaidari

Kuwait
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Tour: #424413, Feel Matera, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 13/19

I cant thank Giovanna for the terrific time I had in Matera. She is just perfect! A real sister and a friend. I loved her! She made me discover the true history of Matera. I dont usually take tour guides in my trips to Italy but I am thankful to find Giovanna by chance. She is one of a kind and someone you will never forget. I travel to Italy all the time and this is the best trip ever (I really mean it) was very enjoyable and energetic; we had good talks and so much fun together. Giovanna is a 10 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fatma, thank you so much!! You already know what I think about our days together and I sincerely hope to see you again (in Kuwait or in Apulia). I loved the time spent with you and I absolutely think you are a 10 stars traveler !! Grazie mille again! See you soon:)

Fatma AlHaidari

Kuwait
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Tour: #402518, Alberobello Trulli Experience (UNESCO), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 12/19

Giovanna is a real gem! This is not my first trip to Italy but its my first to try a tour guide. I loved the experience and I would re do it again with Giovanna. She is outstanding and down to earth! I cant thank her enough for the great time we had together in Alberobello. She made me realize the rich history of the little town, which I never knew about. I learned so much about Italy and Italians in just one day. Giovanna is just perfect cant describe her in 500 characters. I miss her company already!

Mai Linh Koppelaar

Netherlands
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Tour: #402518, Alberobello Trulli Experience (UNESCO), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 27/18

It was a fantastic tour! You could see that Giovanna was a specialist in the tour she gave and we've learned a lot. She was kind and explained everything in a really great way, her English was perfect and I really would recommend her as a guide.

Richard Robertson

United States
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Tour: #433365, Apulia countryside, mozzarella tasting, and Matera in one day, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 6/18

Nothing short of outstanding. Giovanna is delightful and full of knowledge and passion for her community. We had a STELLAR day. Recommend her 100 percent! Thank you Giovanna! PS: The mozzarella and olive oil tours were the best according to our group of four!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, thank you so much for your lovely words! Thank you to share with me your preference about the experiences (mozzarella and olive oil tasting). Your opinion is very precious for me! You are special travellers:) I wish you a great stay in Lecce and Salento! A presto:)

Graham L.

Traralgon, VIC, Australia
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Tour: #402518, Alberobello Trulli Experience and Matera in one day (UNESCO), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

An amazing day with Giovanna, she is so passionate about her part of Italy. Matera and Alberobello we equally fantastic to see and here about, possibly the best day of a holiday i have had. Highly recommend going on a tour with Giovanna and allow enough time to see this part of Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucas, Mary and Mark many thanks for these words:) I remember our day together with a huge smile! You are a lovely family and you will always welcomed in Apulia:) ciao ciao!