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Touring with Apulia Slow Travel was a great experience from the very start. I reached out to Michele for recommendations as a first-time visitor to Puglia and he sent back... read more a tailored programme based on what I was interested in seeing.
Over two full days we visited Matera, Alberobello, Lecce and Otranto. This gave us a lovely overview of different local histories and architectures as we took in the region's beautiful scenery. In each city we had pre-booked entry to the major churches as well, which meant we had a seamless tour from start to finish.
Michele is a friendly and interesting guide who obviously knows his subject very well. He was also really helpful in answering any questions I had, both before and during the trip. I wouldn't hesitate to book more tours with the company if I go back to Puglia in future.
October 24, 2022
Such a gift of a day! Michele took us on a lovely private tour around the small towns of Puglia, and booked a beautiful and centrally located hotel for us.... read more He was kind, professional, and very knowledgeable. He seamlessly adapted the tour day to our travel style.
We had some timing difficulty due to a strike by airway workers and were at risk of losing our hotel night in Monopoli, but he reassured us that the train would work instead, suggested some train departures, and it all worked perfectly.
So glad we didn't miss out, it was worth every penny!
October 21, 2022
We just returned from a week in Puglia that Michele arranged and guided us. From the planning to the tours everything was superb. Michele is a real professional.... read more Exceptionally knowledgeable and has a great east going manner.
Highly recommended !
October 17, 2022
Quick, easy and excellent service, above my expectations
We just returned home from an amazing 10 nights in Puglia and we can't imagine a better way to see this part... read more of Italy.
Michele is wonderful: everything was extremely well organized, the food and wine were delicious.
October 15, 2022
We did 2 day tours - one of Matera and the other of Alberobello with cheese and olive oil production visits. Both days were excellent. Michele is a superb host... read more with a wide knowledge on all areas of Apulian history, food, culture etc and was able to put everything we saw into context. His plans for each day were very well structured giving us time to explore things well. He took good care of his guests and went above and beyond to help us make the most of our time in Apulia. He was very punctual and prompt to reply to messages. He was a great source of local information about everything from public transport to restaurants and even itineraries for places we had not booked to go with him.
September 21, 2022
We contacted Michele only two days before we wanted to visit Matera and Alberobello. He was quick to respond and incredibly helpful in planning our trip. The morning of our... read more day tour he picked us up promptly and was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us a really detailed history of the area as we drove. Once we got to Matera, Michele gave us the most incredible and informative tour. Taking us to the little places that told the history without just being the tourist locations as well as walking us through the city providing so much information. Michele gave us lunch recommendations before taking us onwards to Alberobello. Again once we arrived he took us to all the best pets including walking us through some of the old streets which were much quieter than the tourist streets. All before dropping us back to Ostuni and our accommodation. Thank you Michele for one of the best day tours we have ever been on. We highly recommend Apuglia Slow Travel. ️️️️️
August 28, 2022
It's the first time I went to Puglia with a couple of friends and we decided to book a mozzarella production tour and tasting since we are all cheese lovers.... read more Everything went super smooth and the tourguide of the day Michele gave us great insights into the process. We could see how the cheese was made at a traditional farm (masseria). In the end we could also taste many different types of cheese! Everything was super fresh and tasty, the sides were yummy and you also get a bottle of house wine! Great experience to kickstart the day and enjoy brunch with friends - would definitely do it again
August 7, 2022
Michele was MORE than helpful in communicating back and forth with me when I asked for advise on the best bakeries to experience the bread of Altamura and Matera. Fantastic... read more customer service!
August 6, 2022
We wanted a custom tour of Puglia and Michele delivered!
He worked with us to see what we wanted to see. He was very familiar with the... read more region and made everyday enjoyable! Sightseeing was awesome.
Michele made the entire experience easy - from his communication with us by email or text or phone as we were planning it from New York to the last day of our vacation.
Wonderful . knowledgeable person!
Would highly recommend Apulia Slow Travel and Michele. We hope to reach out to him again in the future!
Thank you Michele!! Nicki, Larry , Sara and Emily
August 1, 2022
Had the best experience with my friends visiting the Masseria Fragnite which was all organized by Apuglia Slow Travel. Michele was our guide for the day and he was fantastic.... read more I recommend to anyone interested in sightseeing Puglia with the help of a charismatic guide!
July 31, 2022
Had the best time sightseeing Puglia! Michele was an expert on the region and arranged great experiences for me and my friends to enjoy the best Puglia has to offer... read more (both landscape and culture). Truly recommend it! Hope to be back again soon!
July 31, 2022
Michele took us to an amazing cheese testing in a Masseria. We saw the mozzarella and burrata process and then we ate that in a typical environment. Definitely recommend the... read more agency and that tour!
July 30, 2022
From the magical town of alberbello, to the rustic olive mill, the exceptional baroque architecture in Lecce and the crystal clear blue water in Otranto/ Polignano a mare; it was... read more all a truly remarkable experience! Puglia/the Salento region we really dived into was something out of a fairy tale, that even exceeded our lofty expectations!
A place in which feels white washed like Greece (Monopoli/Ostuni), exquisite seafood/a strong locally rich food culture, to fantastic culture contributions over the previous millenniums, we could not have experienced it without the help of “Apulia Slow Travel”!
I highly recommend their stress-free bespoke (customized itinerary) tour experience on your next trip to Puglia!
We cannot wait to return soon and discover more wonders with you all!
Un forte abbraccio a tutti voi!
July 19, 2022
Michele organised a lovely wine tasting in a great family run vineyard for us on our trip to Alberobello. Both wine and food were excellent!
From the first... read more email, I knew he would deliver - he was attentive and suggested a vineyard that suited our needs.
The experience was great and I would definitely recommend using Apulia Slow Travel for any of your excursions / events.
Can’t wait to go back, until the next time!
July 16, 2022
Michele was a wonderful, amazing guide for our 10 days. From private tours to a Masseria cooking class, he gets 5 stars! Michele is very accommodating and catered to dietary... read more needs of our small group. He pays attention to every details and was a walking history book, a wealth of knowledge and fun to have as our guide. I highly recommend him:)
June 15, 2022
I've used services of Apulia Slow travel already several times in the past. Michele and his wonderful approach to tour organisation, as well as obvious love for Apulia made me... read more and my friends, not only fall in love with this amazing Italian region, but come back many times always looking for new stories and new places. And he always delivered. However, this time I thought it may be a time for something different. So we wanted to go to Sicily. You may ask yourself now, why is she writing here about Sicily? Well, because Michele is an amazing tour guide. I thought why don't we ask him for advice about visiting Sicily. And he delivered this too. He helped us organize another amazing Italian experience by suggesting the itinerary, what to do and how to get there. So we ended up in the Aeolian islands and Sicily, having amazing volcanic adventures and overall new Italian experiences with amazing food and tours.
Some years ago we started a saying "Ask Michele" for everything related to Apulia. And now he proved once again that when it comes to Italy and especially Apulia there is nothing better than to do just that "Ask Michele".
June 15, 2022
I reached out to Michele a few weeks before bringing my family all the way to Puglia for my wedding in early June 2022. While I was wrapped up in... read more last-minute wedding planning the days before the wedding, I needed to find a few different "experiences" that would highlight some great parts of the region to them in a way that was easy to digest, good for a toddler (age 3) and also great for adults who had never been this far from the US before.
Michele was able to put together 2 morning (half day) itineraries including transportation to/from their accommodations that were exciting and unique to them. The first was to the Ostuni area for a cheese-making experience and tasting at a Masseria, and then a walk around the historic city. The second was a few days later to Alberobello to see the trulli houses.
Although I didn't personally attend either of these tours, I know that my family was in EXCELLENT hands with Michele. His attention to detail during the planning process, and thoughtfulness to everyone's needs and moods was greatly appreciated. He was very communicative with me over Whatsapp throughout their experiences so I was aware of their timing as well.
I would absolutely recommend Michele's touring company to any family and friends who come to Puglia in the future. And if my family makes another trip to Puglia in the future, I know they would definitely want to see more of the region with Michele.
Thank you for making such great experiences and memories for my family!
June 14, 2022