Giovanni and Gianfranco picked us up at our B&B in Bari. We first drove to Alberobello, where we visited the Trullo Sovrano and saw the other trulli houses while walking around the town. Our next stop was Lecce where we had a delcious local homemade lunch. We then walked through old Lecce, the "Florence of the South" with impressive Baroque architecture. Our final stop on the tour was at Polignano a Mare, a seaside town with magnificent cliffs bordering on the sea.
We can not say enough about Gio and Gianfranco and the wonderful tour that they arranged for us. We had a enjoyable time discussing Italy, past and present, the U.S., and other parts of the world. We found it very interesting to hear other people's perspectives on life and events in their country. Giovanni is also very knowledgeable about the local food scene, choosing both a great restaurant for lunch and a good gelateria.
We strongly recommend Giovanni and Gianfranco as guides for tours in Puglia.