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
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:)
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 KoppelaarNetherlands
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 RobertsonUnited States
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
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!
We had an excellent experience. The tour was very informative. Our guide Giovanna was outstanding. She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Above all it was a really fun day for our whole group
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Mauro, you know yet what I think about our beautiful day trip together! But I will add here another huge graaaziee for the lovely time spent with you and our big molfettese family!! Ci vediamo spero prestissimo because Apulia is big and there others severals spots to experience:D Un abbraccio Giovanna
Giovanna is a perfect tour guide, very personable and competent. Although we had little time, she has managed to bring us closer to her homeland Apuglien. You can feel that she loves her home. From Alberobello she showed us not only the tourist side, but also the original of the place. We can warmly recommend her as a guide to anyone who wants to know more about Apuglia than you can read in guidebooks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elmo thank you so much for your kinds words! I was glad to introduce you a part of my region, hoping I will give you the wish to come back to discover more our land;) ciao ciao!!
Theodor AspirasUnited States
Giovanna is the best tour guide ever! Giovanna clearly loves what she does and it shows in the little things and details that she thought of. We truly felt taken cared of and it gave special meaning to the term "tours by locals". It felt like we were visiting family and were being shown around by a good friend. We highly recommend Giovanna as a tour guide in Apulia! Giovanna, we still can taste the fresh from the oven pasticciotto you treated us to in Lecce!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karla and Theodor, thank you very much your words!! I spent a great time with you too and I really appreciate your interest for our apulian culture and above all for our lovely food!! But 3 days are not enough, so you will be welcome in Apulia to continue our gastronomic discovery and taste another pasticciotto ;) I hope to see you soon again! Cheers from Bari:)
Theodor AspirasUnited States
Giovanna's tour is not your ordinary tour, she had surprises for us and brought us to secret local spots. It was a treat to visit a farm to table mozarella maker in the countryside on our way to Matera. She also surprised us with a birds eye view of the entire Matera.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Karla and Theodor thank you also for this feedback! You couldn't miss this amazing view, before to arrive in the heart of Matera! And of course, as I always say, if you come to Apulia, you can't leave before you've eaten the authentic fresh mozzarella ;)
Theodor AspirasUnited States
Book with Giovanna-you will not regret it. You'll get a truly local experience. Giovanna is fun, friendly, knowledgeable, speaks excellent English (French and Italian too)!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Karla and Theodor!! I have enjoyed share with you the real and authentic local life of Bari! The local mamma you met, she continues to ask me about you and she waits you again for another orecchiette dish! ;) I hope to see you again too:)
Giovanna is the perfect guide. She was all smile, very fun to be with, she asked us the type of visit we were looking for, she knows the 'less-touristic' and 'local' places and people. You can feel that doing this kind of work is her passion and it is showed at all time during the day. She was able to adapt easily to our wishes. She is also very very knowledgeable about her region, the history, the people, the habits ... It was a perfect day in Bari, Alterobello and Locorotondo. Merci Giovanna !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Coucou Micheline et Francois, un enorme merci pour ces belles mots!! J ai passè une merveilleuse journèe avec vous et je regrette un peu que j ai pas eu encore plus de temps pour vous montrer la suite de ma belle region! Du coup j espere vivement de vous reaccuiller à nouveau dans les Pouilles ou sinon on se verra à Monreal (j aimerais trop!) À bientot du coup;) Giovanna
Giovanna has given us a 100% personalised tour that ticked everything that we asked for and more. We wanted an authentic tour of Molfetta where I have family heritage and Giovanna exceeded our expectations. It was the highlight of our month in Italy. We didn't feel like it was a tour, instead we were part of her extended family. Grazie mille Giovanna and family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Michelle, Emily and Lilly, of course I will safe a fantastic memory of our day together! As you wrote, you don't feel like it was a tour, and it is true because I lived my town and my family sharing all our habits with and it has been just amazing, not only for me, you know it;)! You will always welcomed in Molfetta and don't forget that there is a "merluzzo" who is waiting to be cooked ;) Grazie di cuore per tutto! :D
Bruce CohenUnited States
My family and I had the pleasure of spending a day with Giovanna exploring Puglia. She did a wonderful job of introducing us to the culture of Puglia and allowing us to experience things we never would have been able to do on our own from learning to make homemade pasta to discovering how olive oil is made to being invited into a residents home in one of the trullis in Alberobello. She truly made our day special and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to experience Puglia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce and family thank you so much not only for this lovely rating but also to be engaging travellers so interested to our land and culture! The "orecchiette" you have made is an excellent proof of your melting with our food tradition;) And of course I wait for you next time to continue together the discovery of Apulia and Basilicata, where there are several spots you will enjoy;) Grazie mille!!
From the moment we met Giovanna we knew we were in for a fantastic day. Giovanna was a delight to spend the day with showing us things that you just don't get to see on a group tour. Giovanna you certainly left us wanting to see more of your Italy and we will definitely be back. Our only regret was that we run our of time and didn't get to spend more time with you. Well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Annette, thank you so much!! I'm so happy that just 5 hours in Apulia were enough to convince you to come back in the south Italy to discover our magic land! I will do my best to offer always news and authentic experiences off the beaten tracks! Wait for you:D Grazie mille!
My wife and I enjoyed our half day tour with Giovanna immensely. She is a bubbly personality and provides fun and accessible insights into the many pleasures of Puglia, a place clearly close to her heart. We enjoyed Giovanna's approach to the tour and her invitation to indicate our interests which provided her with an opportunity to tailor the tour. We would recommend Giovanna to anyone and must also mention that as English speakers with rudimentary Italian her command of English is excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jhon and Nicky many thanks for this words! I m so happy that you have enjoyed your vacations in Apulia and you have shared with me your pictures and moments of your stay in this land where you will always welcomed! Grazie grazie grazie:) A prestissimo!
Scott PurdyUnited States
Giovanna has such passion for southern Italy and provided much more than the history of the area and buildings. She provided insights to the people and the true heart of the culture. Having grandparents from Calabria, my wife appreciated Giovanna's compassionate and lively discussions regarding life in the south of Italy. Our tour of Matera was an experience we will never forget. Thank you Giovanna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott and Cyndie many thanks for this lovely message! This time together was an emotional exchange for me. I'm happy above all to have offered to you the possibility to enter in contact with the true life of locals in Matera. I really appreciate your interest for our lifestyle and I'm so happy that you will save a good memory of this land and of its people! Hoping you feel always at home here, in the south Italy! Grazie di cuore:) Giovanna
Joseph ManginelliUnited States
Words can not express my gratitude for Giovanna. Going the extra mile wasn't enough for her, she went way above and beyond what any tour guide would do. In addition to taking us to all of the sights, introducing us to locals, and the opportunity to cook and eat with Mamma Carmella, Giovanna made our tour incredibly personal. She cares about her region and shares her love for the area with her clients. A million out of a million stars. Grazie mille Giovanna. Buona fortuna. Joe and Letty Manginelli
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe and Letty, as I told you yesterday, I'm so happy to see your happiness and emotions in yours eyes! It's the best part of my job and this morning I wake up with a huge smile thanks to the amazing day together! Grazie di cuore to give me the opportunity to share with you this return to your origins!! I add another time : WOOW!! See you soon in Apulia again or in USA! Ciao Ciao :D
Thomas VoliniUnited States
As a frequent traveler to Italy I am experienced and discerning when it comes to guides. I thoroughly enjoyed the depth of knowledge that Giovanna brought to the eyeopening tour of the Trulli and the vicinity of Alberobello. She brought enthusiasm and careful study to the task of displaying the history and daily life of Alberobello. The Trulli habitations were very interesting to a professional builder (her client). Her approach included engaging with residents of the town. High praise;brava Giovanna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas grazie grazie grazie for this comment that makes me very happy to have transmit to you a little part of the identity and culture of my colorful region. Grazie for sharing and exchange with me so many knowledge! Hoping that me, the olives groves and our welcoming people could be welcome you another time in in Apulia (but without rain;) ! Ciao Ciao Thomas :)