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Via Avvocato Vittorio Malcangi 141/L, 76125 Trani, Italy
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

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

Dear Rita, 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

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

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, Livio

Reviewed May 14, 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Mike E
Reviewed May 9, 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed November 1, 2015

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

Date of experience: October 2015
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You still interested to wine tour in Italy, best place is to write Italian Wine Society FB site