Martin SlavinUnited States
Marco was great. His insights into Piedmont culture as well as the foodstuffs that were available to the residents of the area were most interesting. The purveyors he chose all demonstrated the different aspects of traditional Piedmontese cooking. I highly recommend him.
Marco was very informative, interesting and personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Thank you, Marco
Earle ComptonUnited States
Marco was an excellent guide. As we visited different towns and historical sites, he shared his knowledge of the area's culture and history and provided much more than simply a wine tour. However I would also mention, the wine aspect of our afternoon was terrific. We visited a family owned winery that has been making wine for well over 100 years. The experience touring the winery and in the tasting room was definitely a highlight. We only had 1/2 a day, but it was a great value.
Robert G.United States
Marco was recommended by another TBL Guide. The recommendation was spot on! I doubled down with Marco, booking the Alba Gastronomy and Centre City Tour in the morning and the Barolo Wine Tour in the afternoon. Wow, so glad. It was a big day, well organized and very professionally executed by Marco. He was careful to tailor the details to our preferences and the experience was flawless. Loads of food tastings, landmark visits, elegant car touring of the wine country and small vineyard excursion. Fantastic!
We had a very nice day with marco in barolo and winetasting in bussia. Marco is well educated with good comunication skills and excellent language. Charming truffelhunter with a nice dog, but we all got a sensation that the hunt was arranged with prepositioned truffels. But anyway It was a nice trip. Many greetings ellen
Kevin (Michael) RuljancichAustralia
Excellent Engliish and knowledge Very oomfortable vehicle
Alex StephensUnited Kingdom
We had a great day with Marco, the truffle and wine tour was one of the highlights of our trip and would highly recommend it to anyone who is travelling in the area. Marco was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and was able to give us some top tips for places to go after the tour too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. If you decide to come back in Piemonte please don't hesitate to contact me again I'd be happy to help. Until then I wish you the very best! Marco.
Kenneth MillerUnited States
Jeana BaconUnited States
A great tour, combining history and food! My daughters (ages 15 and 10) and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Ellie Burns-BrookensUnited States
Marco really knew his stuff, the tour was interesting from the start( I loved his orientation with the map to kick it off) and his English was amazing. I would highly recommend him for Asti - plus he sent us to a great place for lunch
Lorna HendersonUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Marco on the foodie walking tour. The tastings were excellent and interesting as we learned about the regional importance of the foods. We also learned much about Alba's history and architecture. Would highly recommend Marco - 5 stars!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lorna, I'm glad to hear you had a good time!
Thanks to Marco, I had a tour of Alba that was the perfect balance of history and food. Marco was extremely informative and interesting - he seemed to know just how many church visits were appropriate, and in some of them we only stopped to look at a particular highlight. The pace was very relaxed and he made sure I was refreshed on the walk. I was able to sample foods that as a solo tourist I would never have known about. Simply had a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Angela! Hope to see you soon here or in Australia. By the way, the Vegemite...not my favorite :-) Marco.
Kevin BoswellUnited States
My wife and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Marco. We found him to be informative, polite and a real help to getting to know the Barolo area. We toured 2 wineries, had a great lunch and then finished up with a truffle hunt. We probably were a little rushed with the second winery but the winery/lunch/truffle hunt is a great combination. Bring a pair of shoes that can get muddy because, if you really want to find truffles, they will. The day was really enjoyable.
Cindy LaiHong Kong
Very professional. Enjoyable and informative. Highly recommended.