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This trip was somewhat of an Italian dream for someone visiting from NYC. Augusto took us from town to town where we had private tours, tasting of the most incredible food, and unbelievable views of this special part of Italy. As opposed to the more crowded northern cities, this part of Italy allowed trip to feel truly private and personalized. I cant recommend this trip enough- and be sure to work with Augusto to plan your perfect vacation! I would recommend Ad Pugliam again in a heartbeat.
Augusto was nothing short of amazing! He was our private guide for the entire time that we were in Puglia and he became a part of our crazy family! When the weather derailed our sailing day, he rearranged everything so that we still experienced all that we had planned: ancient olive groves, vineyards, cheese farms and pasta making lessons! Plus we stayed in some of the most unique properties I have ever seen. Augusto was knowledgeable, fun, and so patient with our group of 7. We ate very well, drank very well, and experienced Puglia like a local! If you come to Puglia and don't use Augusto, you're crazy! Thank you Augusto - we will be back!
We spent 2 weeks with Augusto and his staff experiencing Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria. They showed us the unique character of each region through food, history, geography, wine and culture. And they chose activities and locations tailored to our interests. We toured archeological sites, farms,hiked, biked, swam,and laughed! The restaurants, wineries, hotels, macellarias, and cheese makers that were chosen by Augusto were all phenomenal. These were experiences we would never have found on our own! We have visited Italy several times, but this was the best and most enjoyable introduction to an important and captivating new region. We learned a lot and had so much fun.
Not having visited Puglia before, we didn't know what to expect.
We are so grateful we had Mimmo there to guide us and advise us on all the best places to see and things to eat in many of the cities and towns in Puglia.
Mimmo is an amazing guide and went way above and beyond to make sure we were having the best experience possible. He is a wonderful person as well - a very kind individual.
Our experience with Ad Pugliam was such that we would absolutely book with them again if we were to visit Puglia in the future. Both Mimmo and Augusto were very attentive to us and we couldn't have asked for a single thing more. Plus, we had a chance to eat some of the best food we've ever had, at places we wouldn't have known about that aren't necessarily advertised online.
One of the best things about this organization was that they were able to customize and adapt our experience based on what we wanted to do, essentially day by day. As well, they had arranged back up plans for us in case of weather, which turned out to be necessary, and a fantastic experience as well.
In short, working with Ad Pugliam was possibly the best decision we made when we visited Italy.
Highly, highly recommended.
This was our second trip to Puglia and we had no hesitation to contact Augusto to arrange our itinerary. He made sure that during the planning stages, each of our interests were taken into consideration. From the moment we stepped off the plane in Bari until it was time to return home, we knew we were in good hands. He knows the area and its history so well that he will give you suggestions for the best hotels, restaurants and shopping and arrange the best tours so that you really feel a part of the culture.
He is very flexible with your itinerary and you don't feel rushed throughout the trip. He even took the time to surprise us with revisiting a few places we had seen on our first trip as he remembered how well we enjoyed them. In so doing this, our sons could experience what they had only seen in photos.
Augusto also compiled our itinerary for the second leg of our vacation to Northern Italy. Even though we couldn't bring him with us, he arranged for us to have the best experience with the tour guides, drivers and accommodations. This was yet another memorable vacation and grateful that Augusto helped to make it so enjoyable.
We highly recommend AdPugliam if you are planning a trip anywhere in Italy! Grazie Mille Augusto!