Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Otranto-Italy by Tour Guide Alessandro P. (Guide #8127)


Linda Grimaldi

United States
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Tour: #165421, Salento for foodies, Gallipoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 17/20

Alessandro listened to what we wanted and provided it in a friendly, personable and professional manner. We could not have asked for better. We had a great day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoied the wine and food tour. It's been a pleasure to share with you this yummy tour.

Lyudmyla Zakharchuk

Poland
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Tour: #172947, Valle d'Itria for foodies, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 16/19

It was great experience, at the end of the day we was tired but very happy. Interesting and tasty day. Absolutely recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoied the foodie tour. I hope to meet you again in the next future to taste some other wine, evo and delicatessen.

Philip T.

Canada
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Tour: #189679, Stunning beauty and amazing flavors around Otranto, Otranto, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

We saw some great sea cliffs, some sea-side villages, had a wonderful seafood lunch and finished with a wine-tasting with the vineyard's owner. A great day and a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: i'm gald you enjoied the tour. thanks a lot for your nice feedback

Philip T.

Canada
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Tour: #122298, Lecce, Gallipoli, Galatina, Gallipoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

Alessandro took us to an amazing array of churches, all interesting, all different, some bizarre. He has a great grasp of history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot. The Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria in Galatina is really unique and I'm glad you enjoied it.

Philip T.

Canada
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Tour: #143591, Matera: Unesco site, stunning Crypt in the countryside and wine tasting, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

Matera is very picturesque and Alessandro took us to the best viewpoints. We got some great photos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice ratings and feedback. I really enjoied the days spent together. A big hug to you and Elisabeth.

Philip T.

Canada
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Tour: #103764, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Noci, Ostuni, millennium olive grove, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

When he learned of my interest in bird-watching, Alessandro went to the extra trouble of researching and guiding us to a coastal wetland. I got some good birds. Later, when we spotted some arbutus tree fruit, he drove us around some back streets and alleys in order to find a tree that he had seen some time in the past and we were able to try this delicious fruit. Alberobello was particularly pretty and interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's been a pleasure to enjoy some birdwatching and to taste the arbutus unedo (corbezzolo in italian) with you. It's a shame you come a bit early as now there are lots of amazing starling murmuration.

Philip T.

Canada
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Tour: #124081, Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Both Monopoli and Polignano are charming villages and Alessandro gave us an excellent and comprehensive tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoied Monopoli and Polignano a Mare: they are really charming and the sea view from the terraces up on the cliffs is terrific.

Richard Matson

United States
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Tour: #122487, Bari and its art, history and flavors, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

Alessandro is a top notch tour guide with good command of the English language. He resides in Brindisi and can coordinate custom private walking and vehicle based tours throughout Puglia and in Matera in Basilicata. He is very well informed in the history, architecture, foods, wine, geography, and culture of the area. He is also a wine and olive oil sommelier and can arrange special private tours and tastings of local wineries and olive oil producers. Very responsive and easy to work with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you appreciated my services and the tours designed depending on your interests and needs. Me too I enjoied a lot the day spent together.

Richard Matson

United States
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Tour: #122585, Castel del Monte, Trani and Molfetta, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Alessandro is a top notch tour guide with good command of the English language. He resides in Brindisi and can coordinate custom private walking and vehicle based tours throughout Puglia and in Matera in Basilicata. He is very well informed in the history, architecture, foods, wine, geography, and culture of the area. He is also a wine and olive oil sommelier and can arrange special private tours and tastings of local wineries and olive oil producers. Very responsive and easy to work with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it's been a pleasure to spend a day with you. Thanks for your nice feedback and rating.

Lee Blaugrund

United States
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Tour: #123379, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Noci, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot for your rating. I'm glad you enjoied the tour.

Lee Blaugrund

United States
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Tour: #122487, Bari and its art, history and flavors, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Alessandro is a very bright and well informed individual you can converse with on many subjects from history, architecture, food, wine, olive oil, the Italian economy and politics in depth. He is attentive and flexible as well. Being from this area, he can shared his personal history which gave our time together another dimension as well. We did two different tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanka a lot for your nice feedback. It's been a pleasure to spend soem hours with you

Suzanne Boyle

United States
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Tour: #172679, WW2 in Manduria and surroundings, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Alessandro is an EXCEPTIONAL guide—extraordinarily knowledgeable and accommodating—he personalized our tours beautifully, and our two days were a real highlight of our trip to Italy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's been an honour for me to share with you some memories of WW2. Thanks to people like your father if we are living in a peaceful time.

Suzanne Boyle

United States
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Tour: #74677, A tailor made tour (cultural, foodie, ancestors, etc.), Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

Alessandro was our guide for two days in Puglia. With my first email contact, I had mentioned simply that my father had flown out of Lecce during WWII. From that, Alessandro incorporated into our tours a visit to the site that I am sure was his airfield. Amazingly, he also arranged for a tree in a memorial park in a nearby town to be dedicated to my father. I was touched by the genuine kindness of both Alessandro and AnnaRita at the park. He is knowledgeable and flexible—a memorable two days!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it's been a pleasure to be your guide. It's the minimum we can do for such a nice people like your father: thanks to them now we can live in peace.

Paul Crandell

Gilbert, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #143591, Matera: Unesco site, stunning Crypt in the countryside and wine tasting, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

Alessandro is one of the very best tour guides we have had. He is extremely knowledgeable as well as engaging. He also took us to his favorite places for lunch eand on the way back to where we were staying, we stopped at a ranch/farm and bought homemade cheese and capocolo. It was delicious. Alessandro has our highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice feedback. it's been a pleasure to share with you the beauty of matera and the tasty food of the bakery and the farmhouse. hope to see you again in the next future

Carol Kaesebier

United States
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Tour: #103764, Alberobello and Ostuni, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

Alessandro, is a great guide for both of these cities. In Aberoberro he took us to the local area and helped us avoid the tourist areas. In Ostuni he took us to a local restaurant that was so good and very inexpensive! When we left he took us to the perfect spot to take a beautiful photo of Ostuni. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your feedback and i'm glad you enjoy the tours from the beginning to the end.

Carol Kaesebier

United States
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Tour: #123379, Bari, Polignano a Mare, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

Alessandro is a great guide! Met us at our house in San Vito Dei Normanni. Knowledgeable, so nice and watches out for you. He answered all our questions and took us where we wanted to go. Highly recommend him for a tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it's been a pleasure to be your tour guide.

Michael DePrado

United States
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Tour: #102166, Matera: the magic town of stone, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Allesandro was a great guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. As my wife needed to be in a wheelchair, he was very accommodating and patient as we moved around Matera. Greta guide and spent extra time with us to make sure we got to see every part of Matera we could access. He also dropped us off as a local restaurant so we could enjoy a meal afterwards.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We have spent such a nice day ... and there was also the surprise of the Frecce Tricolori (the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Air Force) :-)

Wendy Coyle

Australia
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Tour: #74675, Wonderful baroque Lecce, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Alessandra was a very informative guide and modified the tour to suit our needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice feedback. I'm glad I've managed to meet your needs.

Lucy Kohler

United States
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Tour: #129949, Lecce and Brindisi shore excursion, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

It was nice to customize this tour to include a private winery tour and tasting Lecce was beautiful would love to go back one day Very knowledgeable local guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoied the tour. it's been a pleasure to spend a day with you. thanks for your feedback

Lucy Brookhouser

Canada
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Tour: #122447, Taranto and Matera, Taranto, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Matera is a must! Unbelievable history and Alessandro will guide you to the best locations. This was definitely the most impressive of all the locations in the Puglia/basilica area!! Thanks again Alessandro for a wonderful day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm happy you enjoied this amazing city: it's really magic ! Thanks a lot for your nice feedback and rating and a big hug to all the party.

Lucy Brookhouser

Canada
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Tour: #74675, Martina Franca, Ostuni, Lecce, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Alessandro was excellent. He had a great command of the English language and was a wealth of information. Our favorite spot on this tour was Martina Franca (with olive oil tasting), such a classy little town. Ostuni had great foccacia and Lecce had so much history. Thanks Alessandro!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoied the tour of this amazing area of Puglia. Thanks a lot. Hope to see you again in the next future.

Carol Zuckerman

United States
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Tour: #122624, Hiking along the coast, Polignano a Mare and Monopoli or Ostuni, Monopoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your nice rating. Hope to see you again in the next future

Carol Zuckerman

United States
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Tour: #74751, Hiking tour from Alberobello (Unesco trulli) to Locorotondo (the round town), Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

We spent a wonderful day with Alessandro hiking and touring Alberobello,, Locorotando and Martina Franca. He made it a point to take us places that allowed us to avoid the tourist throngs and gave us a true flavor for the sites we were seeing. He always tailored what we were doing and seeing to our particular interests, and we enjoyed our time with him immensely. We highly recommend Alessandro!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoied the hiking up on the amazing hills of Valle d'Itria. I spent a very nice day too. Thanks a lot.

Carol Zuckerman

United States
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Tour: #165421, Salento for foodies, Gallipoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot for your rating. it's been vey kind of you.

Carol Zuckerman

United States
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Tour: #206189, Wine and food around Matera, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice feedback and rating. It's been very kind of you

Carol Zuckerman

United States
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Tour: #143591, Matera: Unesco site, stunning Crypt in the countryside, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

Alessandro is a terrific tour guide. He has a great personality and organized a wonderful day for us touring Matera. He showed us all the sites, provided detailed information about what we were seeing, and tailored what we did to our particular interests. He was dependable, punctual and flexible. We actually spent 5 days with Alessandro with this tour being our first day with him. He is to notch in every way and added so much to our trip. We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice feedback and rating. Me too I've spent such a nice days with you.

Allen Kassman

United States
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Tour: #129708, Matera and Alberobello shore excursion, Bari, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

The spectacular sights at Matera and Alberobello will not disappoint. Touring with Alessandro and his extensive knowledge of the histories and cultures almost brings these communities to life. His attention to so many details adds immensely to your understanding of how and why these communities developed and changed over time. Navigating the trails and streets would have been terribly difficult without Alessandro's expert guidance. And be sure to stop and sample some of the region's finest baked goods.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's been a pleasure to share with such interesting people like you this amazing destinations. Hope to see you again in the next future.

Irma Briggs

Australia
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Tour: #124081, Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Grotte di Castellana, Monopoli, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Thank you Alessandro for showing us around & sharing your knowledge. We really enjoyed the wine tasting & degustation. A very enjoyable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoied the tour, me too. Thanks for your nice feedback and rating.

Diana M.

United States
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Tour: #102166, Matera: the magic town of stone, Matera, Basilicata, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

Alessandro is engaging and excited about his country. He shared highlights of Matera and the history of the Sassi, enhancing our understanding of this UNESCO site. Easy to talk to and flexible, our time together flew by. We enjoyed hearing about olive oils and wines, of which he is an expert. The Dali museum exhibit was incredible. We stopped at a few vista points to appreciate Matera. We highly recommend him for any tour. He knows how to pace the tour to your needs. He is the best!,,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot for you nice feedback. It's been a pleasure to spend a few hours with you. I hope you'll be able to come again in order to show some other amazing destination.

Amy Land

United States
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Tour: #130066, Lecce, Otranto and its flavors, Lecce, Apulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

Very knowledgable about the areas we toured (we went to Lecce and Otranto).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot for your nice feedback and rating. It's been very kind of you.