Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lecce-Italy by Tour Guide Gianluca G. (Guide #5626)


Virginia Ayling

United Kingdom
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 4/20

Gianluca was an excellent guide. He met us at the port and drove us to Alberobella and Polignano a Mare. He chose different routes so that we saw some rural parts . He seemed reticent to tell us much background info on the outward journey but he was probably concentrating on the driving! His English was very good. A professional job all round.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Virginia. It’s been a pleasure to be your tour guide and driver. I'm glad you enjoyed Alberobello and Polignano a Mare, as weel as the rural parts, the ancient olive trees, the old dwellings, the backroads, etc. You're nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Eric Stubee

United States
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Martina Franca - Ostuni, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Gianluca was a great guide for our 1-day tour of Puglia from Bari. He knows his area well and his car was very comfortable for our group of four. We wanted to focus on the Valle d'Itria, so the itinerary of Ostuni (with a stop to an olive oil coop), Martina Franca, Alberobello, and Locorotondo worked well for us. Upon hearing that we wouldn't be back that way, Gianluca made a quick detour to a viewpoint of Polignaro a Mare on the way home, just in time for a spectacular sunset!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eric. It’s been a pleasure to be your tour guide, I’m glad you enjoyed the tour of the Valle d’Itria and its lovely villages: Alberobello, Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Ostuni. And the spectacular sunset in Polignano a Mare it’s been the icing on the cake. You’re very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Salvador Pusateri

United States
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Tour: #43859, Bari - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

Gianluca was great. He communicated with us before of the tour and worked with us to reschedule when we had an issue arise. His tour was very informative and fun. We saw much more than we imagined. We would highly recommend Gianluca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Salvador! It’s been a pleasure to assist you. And I’m glad you liked the tour, visiting the lovely villages of the “Valle d’Itria”: Polignano a Mare, Locorotondo and Alberobello. You’re very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Ciao!

Irena Kolendic

Croatia
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Tour: #603942, Matera - Alberobello, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

Thank you for a great tour. Although we were late, you managed to show us both cities and we really appreciate that!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Irena! It's been a pleasure to spend a day with you, discovering both the amazing Unesco World Heritage sites of the area: Matera and Alberobello. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband. Greetings from Puglia!

Gary Zanfagna

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

We loved Gianluca's tour of Matera! He offered insights and access to the history of the UNESCO site that we would have surely missed on our own!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary! I'm glad you loved the time spent together. It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide, discovering the amazing Matera. You're nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Edward Gordon

United States
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Tour: #178757, Monopoli - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

Gianluca showed us all the most important sights in the area. He's a safe driver and knowledgeable guide. We loved our time with him. His restaurant suggestions were fantastic.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra and Edward. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Edward Gordon

United States
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Tour: #44446, Bari Private Tour, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Gianluca is a knowledgeable and dependable tour guide. He speaks English perfectly. He knows the area extremely well. We enjoyed our time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra and Edward. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Edward Gordon

United States
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Tour: #92039, Transfer Matera - Trani, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Gianluca is a wonderful guide and driver. Always on time and dependable. Knew the important places to take us. Very good language skills. Really enjoyed our time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra and Edward. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Edward Gordon

United States
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Tour: #92039, Transfer Martina Franca - Matera, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

Gianluca really listened to what we wanted to do and made an effort to accommodate our needs. An excellent driver and guide . He responded immediately to any emails and was a very safe driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra and Edward. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Edward Gordon

United States
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Ostuni, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

Gianluca really listened to what we wanted to do and made an effort to accommodate our needs. An excellent driver and guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra and Edward. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Michael Milesi

Australia
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Tour: #57879, Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca - Gallipoli, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Our 3rd trip with Gianluca. A very long day for him as he drove from Bari to Lecce to pick us up and then take us around the heel of Italy. Another great day and we continued to enjoy his company, his knowledge and friendship. Gianluca paces the day to suit his clients and regularly checks to ensure all going well and also to take us to local places where other tourist organisations would not. We recommend Gianluca and hope we can reciprocate some hospitality to him and his family if he visits Australia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Michael. Another lovely day spent with you and your wife, I really enjoyed your company and your friendship. And I'm glad you also enjoyed the places off the beaten paths covered during the three days spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers, hope we'll meet again one day. Greetings from Puglia!

Edward Gordon

United States
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Tour: #92039, Transfer Lecce - Martina Franca, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Gianluca was wonderful. His language skills were outstanding. He knew the area well and was a safe and cautious driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra and Edward. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Edward Gordon

United States
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Tour: #57879, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca Private Tour, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Outstanding driver and guide. His language skills were excellent. Knowledge of the area was outstanding. Very thoughtful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra and Edward. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Edward Gordon

United States
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Tour: #57879, Gallipoli Private Tour, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

Gianluca was always on time, drove safely and was very informative. He knew all the special places to show us

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra and Edward. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Michael Milesi

Australia
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Martina Franca, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Our second trip with Gianluca. He is a great Guide knowing how to access the towns and access all the spots to visit. Such a time saver. We enjoyed our discussions in the car and in the towns. Gianluca is very knowledgable but does not talk constantly. However when we asked a question he could give very good answers. Gianluca speaks very good English and allowed us to try our "passable" Italian as a learning experience. He is gentle and a proud family man and showed an interest in us and our background.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Michael. Another lovely day spent with you and your wife, and it's always a pleasure to listen to the stories of people originally from Italy living on the other side of the world. Once again, it's been a pleasure to spend three days with you. You're very nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Michael Milesi

Australia
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Tour: #149438, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Our trip from Bari to Matera was the first of 3 we had booked with Gianluca. He more than lived up to the great reviews by other customers. He was at front door of our Bari apartment on time and welcomed us with a friendly smile. He knew where to park close to the spots to visit in Bari and we spent a very enjoyable day with him. He took us to all the tourist spots we wanted to access (some he was able to bypass the waiting lines). Gianluca knew where the good coffee bars were and a little pasta bar.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of amazing Matera. It's been a pleasure to spend three days with you, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Greetings from Puglia!

Catherine Lualhati

United States
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Tour: #421177, Polignano a Mare - Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage), Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Catherine Lualhati

United States
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Tour: #57879, Lecce - Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca - Gallipoli, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

We hired Luca for 2 days exploring Puglia region - Lecce, Gallipoli, SM de Leuca, Otranto, Alberobello, Polignano a Mare and Matera. Everything went on smoothly, from the time I emailed Luca customizing the trip to our needs to arranging our lunch at a nice restaurant by the sea in Polignano. Luca was professional, he came to our hotel on time and walked us through each town we visited explaining the different structures, churches and history. It was such a memorable trip for us thanks to Luca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherine! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and the time spent together, visiting and enjoying Puglia. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greetings from Puglia!

Rhonda MacDonald

Canada
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Tour: #149438, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

A fascinating day in Matera and the return trip to Bari. So nice to have your own private guide vs a 30 person tour group. It gave us the flexibility to set our own pace and discover some great little eateries thanks to Gianluca. His knowledge of the best view points and ability to navigate the alleyways and hillsides an asset.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rhonda! I'm glad you enjoyed the time spent together, visiting and "experiencing" Puglia and Matera far and wide, including so many places off the beaten paths. And I'm glad you liked my suggestions about the great, little, casual restaurants. It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide and driver, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greetings from Puglia!

Rhonda MacDonald

Canada
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Tour: #147256, Alberobello (Unesco World Heritage) - Locorotondo - Martina Franca - Ostuni, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

We travelled from Bari to Alberobello with a few amazing stops along the way. Gianluca showed us the beauty and history of the area and gave an informative talk on the Trulli. It was so great to to be able to sit back, relax and view rather than trying to drive it ourselves. Thanks for getting us safely deposited in each of our 3 destinations Gianluca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rhonda! I'm glad you enjoyed the time spent together, visiting and "experiencing" Puglia and Matera far and wide, including so many places off the beaten paths. And I'm glad you liked my suggestions about the great, little, casual restaurants. It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide and driver, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greetings from Puglia!

Rhonda MacDonald

Canada
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Tour: #44446, Bari Private Tour - transfer to Alberobello, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Gianluca is an excellent guide. Our group of 4 enjoyed 3 tours with him and he is both knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour of Bari was a great introduction to the Puglia region and the history of Bari.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rhonda! I'm glad you enjoyed the time spent together, visiting and "experiencing" Puglia and Matera far and wide, including so many places off the beaten paths. And I'm glad you liked my suggestions about the great, little, casual restaurants. It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide and driver, you're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you all. Greetings from Puglia!

Lou P.

Australia
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Tour: #44446, Bari Private Tour, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

A great guide, a wonderful way to see the city, particularly early morning when the city is waking up. I thoroughly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lou. It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide, you're nice people and great travelers. My beloved Bari at sunrise is even more beautiful :) A big hug. Ciao!

Wendy Coyle

Australia
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

This was an excellent tour and Gianluca was a very informative and affable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendy! It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide, discovering the amazing Matera. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband. Ciao!

Mark Prein

Netherlands
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Tour: #44446, Bari Private Tour, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

Had a great tour with Gianluca. He was very adaptive to the restrictions of one of our tourgroup and made our brief stay in Bari very pleasant. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark. I'm glad you liked the tour of Bari, it was perfect for your short cruise stopover. I've been more than happy to have assisted you and customized the tour to your needs. You're nice people and great travelers. Greetings from Puglia!

Michele C.

United States
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Tour: #147137, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Gianluca gave us an incredible tour of Matera. He was prompt and easy to locate - he actually called us right at our tour time which helped us with the parking. Grew up in this area so knows it so well and made it very interesting. Helped us find a restaurant to have lunch at following the tour. We really felt we came away with a great feel for the area and saw it well in the 3 hours of the tour. Highly recommend Gianluca!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michele! It's been a great pleasure to be your tour guide in the amazing Matera, I'm glad you loved it and you went away with a great feel for the area. And, of course, I'm glad you liked my suggestion for lunch. You're very nice people and great travelers. Ciao!

Carol Richman

United States
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Tour: Transfer: Bari Airport - Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Sep 13/19

We spent a week in Puglia, with local guide Gianluca showing us around on various excursions, tours, and transfers 5 out of our 8 days. Gianluca is the best local guy you can hire in Puglia! He was always on time, courteous, pleasant, informative, easygoing, flexible, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. We enjoyed our time with him so much. He took us to the Val D'Itria, all over the Salentino peninsula, Lecce, Matera, and an incredible last day in Altamura and Castelmezzano. Hire Gianluca!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour, visiting Puglia and Basilicata far and wide. And I'm glad you enjoyed the local "experiences" as the lunch in the old bakery, the walk around Castelmezzano and to the other places off the beaten paths, the typical and casual cafes and restaurants, etc. It's been a pleasure to assist you, I'll keep very nice memories of the time spent together. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband. Greetings from Puglia!

Carl Kuehner

United States
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Tour: #149438, Matera (the European capital of the culture 2019), Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

We spent a very pleasant morning with Gianluca. He arrived at the scheduled time and we did a walking tour of the old city of Matera. It was fascinating! Gianluca has a friendly personality and his knowledge of Matera, as well as the area surrounding Bari, is extensive. Later he drove us to the other side of the gorge which borders the town, so that we could get an overview - the same view which was incorporated in the crucifixion scene of "The Passion of the Christ". We recommend Gianluca very highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carl! It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide, discovering the fascinating and amazing Matera. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your wife. Ciao!

Peter Sean Corcelli

Canada
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Tour: Discovering Andria, where your father was from, and meeting with some relatives in Foggia., Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Sep 5/19

Gianluca was a godsend....rescuing us from a rude,Bari taxi driver ! G. drove us efficiently through the olive groves to Andria & directly to the street in which my father lived 100+ years ago .....plus a brief tour of the old city Then , on to Margherita where we had a picnic on the beach with my cousins from Foggia G. blended in perfectly with his polite ,charming,friendly Italian manner! Everyone enjoyed his company We shall use the Tours by Locals service again A & S Corcelli

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter! It's been a pleasure to "rescue" you from the rude taxi driver and take you to the place in which your father lived more than 100 years ago...it's always emotional. And I'm more than glad you've been able to meet your cousins from Foggia...and enjoy a lovely, typical lunch on the beach in their company. It's been the icing on the cake :) You're great travelers and nice people. A big hug to you and your wife. Greetings from Puglia!

Marina Pitton

Australia
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Tour: Transfer: Polignano a Mare - Naples, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: Aug 28/19

Gianluca was extremely professional, punctual and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We would highly recommend Gianluca. Thank you Gianluca

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marina! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and my services, it's been a pleasure to be your tour guide and driver. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!

Marina Pitton

Australia
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Tour: #44684, Trani - Castel del monte - Matera, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

Gianluca was extremely professional, punctual and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We would highly recommend Gianluca. Thank you Gianluca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marina! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and my services, it's been a pleasure to be your tour guide and driver. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!