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Alessandro

What I offer: Guided / leaded tours and excursions in the Apulia Region

Location: Latiano

Experience: 2001

Profession: Guide

Language: English, Italian

Booking: Tours with hourly price,Individual Bookings

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About me

Welcome in Apulia: the "heel of the Italian boot". I live in the sunny and windy Salento: the southern and peninsular part of the region.
We are the Eastern Italian region, right in the middle of the Mediterranean sea with culture and traditions that are a results of the different influences, trades and dominations.

I'm passionate about my region and I like to share our wonderfull attractions and culture with other people.
Apulia is an "easy region": the weather is quite warm all year long (the best time to come is from March to November but it's worth to come also in winter time), people is friendly, there are always lots of events and things to do and the our Mediterranean diet is healthy and tasty for everybody (you will be spoilt for choice among meat, fish, pasta, rice, legumes, vegetables and fruit recipes).
Travelers who come for the first time in Apulia usually are fascinated by the Apulian day light and the colours of the seaside and the countryside.

If you're looking for an hyper detailed and boring excursion I'm not the tourist guide for you but if you like a friendy and easy going person who will make his best, thanks to his experience and empathy, to understand and satisfy your needs , to suggest the right choices for your interests, to introduce in our culture and traditions, to help you in spending a very nice time … then contact me.

On offer: Walking and driving tours for individuals and special interest groups interested in art and history, archaeology, culture and traditions, wine and gastronomy, nature, pilgrimage.

Work experience

01/2001 to this dayFirst of all I'm a traveller (for leisure and work) and I like to know foreign countries and their culture, customs, food, etc.
I have been working in tourism for about 15 years in different sectors: tour operator specialized in charming accommodation and special interest travels, MICE (meeting, incentive, congress and event), team building and leisure activities, destination marketing, professional training.

I work as tour leader (in Italy and Europe) since 2001 and as Apulian tourist guide since 2009.

I'm a licensed tourist guide (the license is valid in Puglia Region). I'm also a tour leader (the license is valid in Italy and EU).
I've got also the license (valid in Italy and EU)of technical director of travel agency.
My driving license is valid for car and minivan up to 8 passenger plus the driver.
Italian nautical offshore license for recreational yachts (both sailing and powerboat up to 24 mt. of length over all)
Tourist guide training course (attendance certificate)
Workshop about recognition of Apulian wild orchids
Photography's workshop about show and entertainment, nature.
Master in Tourism Economics and Management
Degree with experimental final essay (with photographic appendix) in Economic Geography about Apulian countryhouses (masseria, villa, trullo).
Apulia (Bari, Lecce), Matera