Hello, I am Giuseppe Giordano and I split my time between Bari (Apulia, Italy) where I was born and Co. Limerick (Ireland).
I work as a Multilingual Guide (Italian, French, Spanish and English), Tour Consultant and Destination Specialist for tour operators, travel agencies and private tourists.
I am specialized on tailor made itineraries to better discover my region (Apulia), Italy and Europe. Moreover I am also a location scouter.
Already trained as a tourist guide for visually impaired people, I specialized in this area by attending in London a course organized by the English Heritage and I volunteer in the initiative Helping Hands. In Hertford, approx 30 km north of London I collaborated as a Tourism Development Manager, dealing with projects and relations to better improve the tourist offer of the town and to incentivize the economical impact.
I carried out my studies first in Florence, where I studied Economy and Management of Tourist Services. I furthered my studies in Milan, where I obtained the Diploma in Ticketing Sales Agent at the Scuola Superiore del Commercio e Turismo.
I improved my knowledge of languages in customer services, sales and marketing departments in various northern European countries such as Norway, Ireland, UK and the Netherlands, developing a good familiarity with different cultural realities.
Back in Bari I have obtained the professional qualification of Technical Director of Travel Agencies and Promoter of the Territory.
Next I received the Guide Course Certificate for Norway of Møre and Trøndelag Guideservice, one of the first tourist service organizations of Norway.
I also attended a First Aid Response Course at Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.
Recently I achieved the Quality & Qualification Ireland Level 6 (QQI 6) in National Tour Guiding (Irish Tour Guiding - National; National Tour Management; Irish Natural Heritage and Culture - National).
I hold the position of councilor inside Federagit Terra di Bari, a category national association that promotes the knowledge of the apulian cultural heritage, valorizing unusual itineraries and supporting a sustainable tourism.
As location manager I have worked successfully with RAI (Italian State TV) for the realization of various documentaries.
«Hi Giuseppe, we have arrived home safely and would like to share a photo with you of our wonderful time on the tour. We would like to thank you for being the most caring and thoughtful tour guide, making sure we were all safe and happy! We really appreciated what you did for us. I think Apulia has been one of the best tours of the ‘real Italy’. Please feel free to use my comments and photos in your business. Wishing you success always 🙂
Mille Grazie.» Giovanna e Ferdinando (october, 2019)
«Giuseppe was a fantastic guide for my family and I this summer in Puglia. We saw some beautiful sights and hidden destinations, great food and wine! Thank you Giuseppe, we will be back!» Louisa (january, 2015)
«Hi Giuseppe, how are you? We met last year. You were our guide in Bari. Do you remember? My family and I had a great time walking through the narrow lanes of Bari. I still remember the Saint Nicholas' story, it was very interesting. We also ate a lot of very good food, in particular "sgagliozzhe", great taste! I hope to come back soon and meet you again, perhaps in September. Thank you very much. Bye!» Catherine (march, 2014)
«The visit to Toritto was especially fruitful for me since I was able to visit the birthplaces of my grandparents and obtain copies of their birth records (all as a result of your efforts on my behalf). Stare bene. Arrivederci.» Mikey (New York, 2013)
«Giuseppe was wonderful. I am a tough critic but cannot say enough nice things about him. (…) The highlight and reason for this trip was to get my father to Toritto, Italy. This is where his grandparents were born. Giuseppe planned a meeting with the Sindaco which is like the mayor, a town historian and some other men from that town. My father was able to obtain copies of their birth certificates and walk through the town where they lived with these men explaining as we went along and Giuseppe translating so we would know what they said... My father even stood in front of the address where they think his grandparents lived. He was able to speak to many people in the town. He was amazed.» Theresa (January 2012)
«Kay & I have both settled back into life & work here in New Zealand after our fabulous trip to Italy. We have lots of memories of happy times there in Italy and some good recipes to try at home.
Thanks to you Giuseppe for the very interesting tours around Apulia; it is a spectacular part of Italy.» Julie (September 2011)
«Grazie mille per la sua gentilezza. Noi siamo contenti con Lei e abbiamo bella memoria, grazie ancora. Salute e felice dal Giappone.» Sato e Yoko (September 2010)
FEDERAGIT (Federazione italiana guide turistiche, accompagnatori e interpreti) council member
IATM Gold Badge Member (International Association of Tour Manager)