Mary GulmiUnited States
On 25 October Gianluca collected us from our hotel south of Bari and took us on a long day up to the beautiful Gargano peninsular. It was a fascinating tour, seeing and doing as much as is possible in one day. He actually arrived late, delayed by traffic, but he more than made up for that because we were out with him some 12 hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marian! I'm glad you enjoyed the full day spent together, visiting the amazing Gargano Peninsula far and wide. You're nice people and great travelers. A big hug from your friend Gianluca. Greetings from Puglia!
Colleen McDonaldUnited States
Anthony M.United States
My tour led by Gianluca was fantastic! We drove from Manfredonia along the coast of The Gargano, stopping at a few picturesque places. We then toured Vieste, the home of my paternal grandparents. We drove through the Foresta Umbra to Monte Sant' Angelo for a tour. We then went to the base of Monte Calvo, the highest peak in the Gargano region. Gianluca showed me several important sites in San Giovanni Rotondo. He has extensive knowledge of the entire area! Overall, I was very pleased with the tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anthony! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and all the picturesque places of Gargano Peninsula, either along the coast and inland, last but not least the Monte Calvo and its "moon" landscape. You're a very nice person and great traveler, it has been a pleasure to spend a day with you. A big hug. Ciao!
Gianluca is the perfect guide to visit the Puglia. Everything was perfect : timing, transportation, explanations. Gianluca is very friendly and was truly respectful of our wishes. We strongly recommend Gianluca and we'll definitely ask him again to show us around the day we come back in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elodie! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the tour, we had a lovely day. And I'm glad I've fullfilled your wishes, you're very nice people. I wish you all the best. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!
Joan ZaffaranoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan! I'm really happy you enjoyed Gargano Peninsula. Tour is always an unforgettable experience visiting the Peninsula, from the sea to the religious sites inland, passing by lovely bays and old towns. Last but not least, our walk in Vico, to feel the strong emotion of visiting the place where your ancestors used to live. You're a nice person and a great traveler. Greetings from Puglia!
Anne EvelynUnited Kingdom
Gianluca gave us a wonderful tour of the Gargano Peninsula. He made every effort to show us all the best sights and we saw more than we had expected to be able to see in one day. He gave good descriptions of the sights we visited and was knowledgeable about the history and background to the Gargano.He speaks excellent English and was very pleasant to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the tour of Gargano Peninsula and we've been able to see more than you had expected...I very much enjoyed staying with you and our talks. You're very nice people and great travelers. A big hug to you and your husband and...greetings from Puglia!
Debra RoganUnited States
Our tour with Gianluca from Tours By Locals was one of the highlights of our 10 day Italy trip!!! Gianluca picked my husband and I up at our hotel and spent the day sharing his love and knowledge of the area. He took us to places i feel only locals would know about. He even helped us find a restaurant owned by friends of the family where we had one of the best meals on our entire trip. I would highly recommend Gianluca and Tours by locals!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra, very nice of you! You're very nice people and great travelers, I've really enjoyed the time spent together. A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!
Helen ZagonaUnited States
My 2nd day with Gianluca: The Gargano is beautiful and Gianluca knows some great out-of-the-way places to make the trip even better. Also, he made special efforts to incorporate my own interests(like birding)into the itinerary for the day.He is open to your ideas. A really good driver and fun companion, he knows his area very well, knows the history and many interesting facts to give you a real "feel" for Puglia. It is very clear that Gianluca has a great love for his home region and shares that with you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Helen! It was my pleasure to spend 3 days with you visting my lovely region...you are a very nice person and a GOOD traveler! I'm glad you'll keep good memories of your tour and your tour guide. You've a new friend here! A big hug and...greetings from Puglia!
It was a very pleasant full day roundtrip of Gargano Peninsula, visiting the wonderful coast and its beaches, Vieste, Peschichi and the Foresta Umbra. Our guide, Gianluca, was very kind and speaks a perfect English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fernando and thanks to your friend. We had a pleasant tour of Gargano Peninsula, visiting and enjoying all main sightseeings: from the blue sea of the coast, exploring beaches and hidden spots, to the green park inland. Ciao!
Castel del Monte is a riddle on the summit of a hill in the middle of nowhere. This enigmatic site is definitely worth the trip, especially with a guide who is able to answer any questions. The view is absolutely marvellous, with the Gargano Peninsula far away and Andrea a little bit closer. The region is quite large and there is so much to see. The trip and the views of the astounding cliffs are definitely worth travelling with such an excellent driver and guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maurice! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the tour. I did my best to show you the Gargano Peninsula from the top of the hill of Castel del Monte and be there 2 hours later...I'm so happy you've enjoyed it. Our conversations during the dinner have been very interesting. Yes there is so much to see, but I'm pretty sure there will be a next time for you because you really love my region and your knowledge about it (and not only) is stunning. I wish you all the best and a greetings from Apulia!