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I am so happy to have discovered Livio at Zest of Italy. As a former Slow Food leader in the United States, I was thrilled to learn that Livio was a graduate of the Slow Food-affiliated University of Gastronomic Sciences in Bra, Italy. I knew...More
Livio, our knowledgeable and engaging guide, led us through the back streets of Trani, recommending inviting restaurants in the port district and interesting places for pizza. He pointed out architectural features of houses and churches alike. He directed us to a nearby bar around the...More
Date of experience: July 2018
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ZestofItaly, Proprietario at Zest of Italy - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018
it goes without saying, your family has been great fun to be with and your words are very kind. Thank you so much, really appreciated.
I hope our path will cross again in the near future and please do not hesitate to contact...More
I am still dreaming about the enchanting couple of days our family spent with Livio touring Puglia. Specifically, the day we spent touring Bitonto and Matera, was among the most enjoyable and special days of my/our lives! Livio created a captivating itinerary that appealed to...More
Date of experience: July 2018
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ZestofItaly, Proprietario at Zest of Italy - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018
Dear Katie, Rita, Olivia, Caroline and Randy,
thanks a lot for this kind words, they mean a lot to us... you know you can always count on us anytime you should be back in Italy.
Thanks a lot,
When you take a private tour you can never be sure what you’re going to get, and we’re familiar with several situations where clients just get to visit some fairly mediocre establishments owned by the operator’s best mates. Having booked with Zest we did get...More
We really enjoyed this tour and Livio's company. The highlights for us were the visit to a beautiful slow food restaurant Antichi Saproi and to GianCarlos vineyard. Livio is good company and a real expert on the local cuisine. Highly recommended.
Livio provided us with a fascinating day that combined art, architecture, and especially the foods of the Trani/Bari/Bitonto area of Puglia. In meeting with artisanal growers, bakers, and cheese makers we were not only introduced to the pleasures of their foods but also to the...More
Livio and Kathrin, both graduates of Slow Food's University of Gastronomic Sciences, have a web of valuable connections within the artisinal food, small farming, and agriturismo communities of Italy. Working with Zest of Italy for itinerary development, booking, and guided tours added immeasurably to our...More
From the minute we met Livio for coffee he felt like family. We had a fun filled day planned with a tour of a beautiful estate where we enjoyed local wine and cheese and had a wonderful tour of the cellars. We went on to...More
My girlfriend and I heard about Livio from a chef/owner of a restaurant we both worked at. I am a chef and she is a sommelier, so we wanted to experience a vast range of different food. We did the "Bari Slow and Raw tour"...More
My wife, her brother and sister-in-law, and I just returned from a fantastic 12 day trip throughout south-central Italy going coast to coast from Naples and the Amalfi Coast to the boot heel city of Lecce. While each day’s experiences were incredible, one of the...More