I'd like to thank for their help and support: my family, Piergiorgio, Michele, Donato, Maria, Wendy and Karin.
- Angelo -
We went on a four day tour with Angelo in April 2016 and it was fantastic. Angelo took care of everything. He picked us up at the airport and then took us tour hotel where he had made our reservations, including breakfast each morning. He gave us a handout with maps, restaurant recommendations etc. Each day he picked us up after breakfast and took us on a day long tour. He is an excellent , knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. For lunch he took us to a new restaurant each day for a fabulous meal - one had 15 courses - excellent food and wine. During the tour one of our party had a birthday. Needless to say, Angelo arranged a birthday dinner for us that even included a delicious birthday cake cooked by his wife. At the end of the tour he gave us a ceramic bowl from Puglia and took us back to the airport. What more could one ask. If you are thinking of going to Puglia - Go with Angelo!
This was one of the most amazing trips we have ever done! The attention to detail was awesome. No time was wasted and the food was out of this world! Angelo knows everything about Puglia. Please see my comments on TripAdvisor! Do not miss this!
Needless to say, we agree with all the other reviews about this personalized tour - the integrity and passion of host Angelo, the excellent accommodations, the interesting sights and their history, the outstanding food and wine, the engaging experiences - but what makes the time spent so worthwhile goes farther, and Angelo's value-add is what sets this "tour" apart from all others.

First, you will never have to worry about anything - Angelo is punctual, books accommodations and restaurants in advance, never gets lost, is fully aware of timing yet not rushed, does not miss any obligation and is very helpful and accommodating.

Angelo's attentiveness gives him the ability to discern his client's interests and tastes, and when combined with his knowledge of the local geography, history and attractions and his organization skills, he can add/subtract/rearrange/focus the day's activities, even though the agenda seems set - this makes you feel like everything is perfectly aligned just for you. When I mentioned I loved burrata but have never found it anywhere as good as in Paris ... off we went to where mozzarella is made and burrata tasting! When I found out the Castellana Grotto was a cave, I was so disappointed it wasn't on our agenda because the artist in me loves caves ... well, we made the 11:00 entry!

Angelo is simpatico with the area's reflection of a simple life grounded in the bounty of the land. As such, his meal and tasting choices are guided by the philosophy of fresh seasonal ingredients, slow cooking, hand-made pastas and cheese, organic wines and fine olive oils - it's why eating with him turns into heavenly award-winning events! But it also makes you feel that same sense of simplicity and connection to and appreciation of the land.

Angelo's modest and unassuming approach to sharing knowledgeable history descriptions while walking around locations is captivating and brings the past back to life. It's why it feels like experiencing a place and time rather than simply touring a sight.

If you're reading these reviews thinking it's all too good to be true and skeptical of yet just another internet offer, you're just like we were. But put that all behind you - this is the real deal.
We booked a 3 day trip in April with 'Experience Puglia'. Angelo is an excellent guide who is polite and charming. He has a detailed knowledge of the area and will take the time to find out what you are interested in. We were taken to some wonderful places including Matera, Gravina and Alberobello. In addition, we enjoyed sumptious food cooked by an award winning chef - not a pizza or spaghetti bolognese in sight! All of our travel arrangements were taken care of including staying at a villa complete with cooking lesson! We would recommend this exceptional holiday to those who would like to know the 'real' Puglia! Thank you Angelo!
Sue and Pam

Visited April 2013
Hello, Interested in private tour of Pulia for 8 days in Fall 2014
We are interested in emphasis on Food and Wine. Please advise.
thank you
Cynthia Dallow