Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Pompeii-Italy by Tour Guide Roberto M.

Roberto M.
  Pompeii-Italy
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Sheila Young

United Kingdom
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Tour: #198371, Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/19

Having experience of archaeological excavations I wanted to have a tour guide who was an Archaeologist. We took Roberto's tour of Herculaneum and were so impressed we hired him again for Pompeii. He is friendly, funny, and most importantly, knowledgable. I would thoroughly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sheila! I’m really happy you enjoyed the visit of this extraordinary archaeological site!

John Edwards

Dallas, PA, United States
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/19

Roberto was able to explain so much about Pompeii. His interest and understanding of Pompeii was really great. We learned so much. We had always wanted to see it, and Roberto made it all the more fascinating and real. He is a wonderful guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much John! It was a great time to guide you and your family at Pompeii!

Fredrik Ohrn

Sweden
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Had a very good tour with Roberto at Pompeii. He is knows the subject and is able to put it into wider context. Being a likable person as well we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Fredrik! It was my pleasure guide you and your friends at Pompeii!

Curtis Armstrong

United States
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Tour: #217283, Capri Island with an historic guide - private tour, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Lovely Roberto! A fantastic tour of Capri and Anacapri. Roberto's recommendations were spot on and made our tour very special indeed. The boat tour and chairlift ride to Mount Solaro provided breathtaking sights and the garden lunch he arranged was fabulous. As an archeologist, his insights and knowledge were certainly appreciated and enjoyed. When we return, we will plan to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum with Roberto!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Curtis! It was my great pleasure show you the hidden spots of my favorite island of the bay! Happy you enjoyed my guidance on Capri and followed my suggestions on how get the ferry tickets in advance! Hope to see you again soon! Warm regards!

Yee Wong Tang

Malaysia
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Scott Jaworski

United States
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Tour: #220643, "Pompeii with an Archeologist" and private transportation, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Judy Speas

Germany
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Tour: #370037, Best of Salerno and Paestum, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Roberto was an excellent guide. He organized the itinerary to fit our schedule. His archaeological background was perfect for the Greek & Roman history of Paestum. Roberto told the historical stories in an engaging manner. We had lunch together and he ordered a collection of local specialties for us to sample. He focused on topics of our interest. Salerno was equally enjoyable. I highly recommend Roberto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was my pleasure show you the incredible archaeological site of Paestum and my charming hometown Salerno! Happy you enjoyed good and local food as an important part of my experience!

Geetha Cox

New Zealand
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

We'd give him 10 stars if we could! Our family of 2 adults and 12 and 14 year old boys unanimously loved this tour Roberto planned an excellent day combining Pompeii and Herculaneum He was very helpful regarding trains to and from Rome and getting between sites on the day The tour itself was just outstanding A perfect mix of history and information about the sites, area in general etc Roberto was very patient with questions and had a really nice gentle manner A day we will remember for ever

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Geetha! Thank so much for these wonderful words! I’m very happy you enjoyed my tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum! It was my pleasure spend the day with you and your family discovering the ancient Roman ruins! Warm regards!

Robert Plawecki

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

Roberto was the guide for our group of 8 as well providing transportation to and from our hotel in Sorrento. Roberto has a Ph.D in archaeology and is a working archeologist. The transportation he provided was on time and neat and clean. His knowledge of Pompei and Herculaneum was exceptional and his story telling was captivating. We highly recommend Roberto for this or any tour he conducts. You will not be dissapointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! Thank you so much! It was my pleasure guide you at Pompeii and Herculaneum!

Colin Howden

United States
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Tour: #209941, Naples, historic center - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 25/19

Roberto was an excellent guide and I would happily recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Colin! It was a real pleasure for me to guide you in Naples!

Dorene McCourt

United States
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Tour: #370037, Best of Salerno and Paestum, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

Everyone in our group of six adults loved Roberto as our guide and we loved Paestum! Roberto was knowledgeable, but didn't overwhelm us with facts. He was personable and he set a nice, relaxed pace for the group. We would all highly recommend Roberto to other travelers. In fact, I have already recommended him to two friends who are traveling to this area of Italy later in 2019. Roberto selected a wonderful restaurant for lunch across from the Grecian temples in Paestum--divine!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dorene! It was a great pleasure meet you and your group!

Dorene McCourt

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

Everyone in our group of six adults loved Roberto as our guide! He was knowledgeable, but didn't overwhelm us with facts. He was personable and he set a nice, relaxed pace for the group. We would all highly recommend Roberto to other travelers. In fact, I have already recommended him to two friends who are traveling to this area of Italy later in 2019.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dorene! It was a great pleasure meet you and your group!

Muriel Quinn

United States
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Tour: #217243, "Pompeii and Vesuvius" with an archeologist and private transportation, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!

Wade Sheek

United States
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Tour: #209941, Naples, historic center - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Roberto was an excellent guide in Naples. He was able to keep the interest of 3 kids while providing the adults with interesting detail about the city. I highly recommend using Roberto as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wade! It was a pleasure for me to guide you and your beautiful family at Naples!

Wade Sheek

United States
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Roberto was an excellent guide and, with his archeological background, was able to provide keen insights into Pompeii. Roberto was also very good with our kids. I highly recommend using Roberto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Wade, Thanks a lot for your words! It was a pleasure to guide your family through the ancient ruins of Pompeii! Best wishes and happy 2019

Yvonne Burke

United Kingdom
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Paul Wilson

Australia
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Roberto was an excellent guide. He had very good English and gave very good explanations of what we were seeing. As Roberto was a private guide we were able to go into areas that most tourists could not see. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Paul! Happy you enjoyed also the secret and uncrowded spots of Pompeii!

Alex Carp

Romania
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Roberto was very kind to fit us in for a basic tour on very short notice. He is an archeologist so his insight into this historical archeological site is invalueable. It was a 2h tour and in Roberto's words "an appetizer". You can't comprehend how big this place really is until you see it. Roberto was extremely knowledgeable and provided us with tons of insight into the main attractions. He took the time to answer all of the many questions we had. Very calm, very good English skills. Grazie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alex! Thank you very much! I’m waiting for you to the next time for visiting other areas of Pompeii and the Greek site of Paestum!

Kim Kontopoulos

United States
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Tour: #217587, "Pompeii and Wine tour" with an archeologist and private trasportation, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

Pompeii & Vineyard tour is a wonderful way to spend the day exploring the ancient sites of Pompeii and ending it with a brief vineyard tour and a leisurely lunch at the Bosco De Medici Winery. Roberto is an informative and professional guide and would recommend ANY of his tours; along with his colleague/driver, Ramondo, who made the trip from Praiano seamless. Grazie to them both for a beautiful day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Iasu Kim! It was a pleasure for me showing the archaeological site of Pompeii and talk with you about the origin and the Greek influences of the ancient Magna Graecia!

Gerald McCollam

United States
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Tour: #215411, Herculaneum and Archaeological Museum of Naples with an Archaeologist - private tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Roberto was an incredible guide during our trip to Herculaneum, and to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. He is remarkably well-informed and was especially patient as he guided us through the archeological site at Herculaneum and the National Archaeological Museum. We arrived early on a Saturday to beat the crowd and were able to stop along the way and really understand what happened at Herculaneum in AD 79. We highly recommend Roberto for any trip to this area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these beautiful words Gerarld! I’m super happy when I find guests very interested about archaeology as you and your son! Hope to see you soon again in Campania!

Maura Janiszewski

United States
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Tour: #209941, Naples, historic center - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Roberto was ontime, friendly, professional and patient! Our group was mixed children to seniors and he engaged everyone. He gave lots of good information in an easy to understand way, and covered not only ancient sites of historical interest but also whatever was relevant along our walk. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maura! It was a pleasure to guide your family in Naples!

David Atkins

United States
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Tour: #220643, "Pompeii with an Archeologist" and private transportation, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Roberto is as advertised a true expert archeologist and touring Pompeii with him is an exciting adventure. His knowledge is deep, his communication is strong. Seeing any archeology site thru his eyes is a wondrous experience. Book now and you will not regret. We will book him again, recommend him strongly. Roberto is Prompt Courteous Knowledgeable Adaptable Friendly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David! Thank you so much for your beautiful words! Hope to see you again soon!

Janista Lewchalermvongse

Thailand
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Tour: #217211, Pompeii and Sorrento with an historic guide and transportation- private tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Our group had a wonderful tour with you. Thanks so much !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Janista, thank you! It was a real pleasure guide your family!

Mary Root

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Roberto was very knowledgeable, good sense of humor, wonderful host to our group of 12. We loved it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mary! Happy to guide your beautiful family!

Kathleen Armstrong

United States
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Roberto is an outstanding guide who truly exceeded our expectations. Our family really enjoyed spending 2 days with him in Capri and Pompeii. His knowledge and love for Pompeii kept us fully engaged for the 3 hour tour. Highly recommended. Gracie Roberto!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot! I'm very happy that you enjoyed the time with me at Pompeii and Capri island! Hope to see you again!

Kathleen Armstrong

United States
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Tour: #217283, Capri Island with an historic guide - private tour, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Roberto is a fantastic guide. Our family really enjoyed spending 2 days with him in Capri and Pompeii. Capri is magical and he knows every detail. He communicated with us in advance, arranged all the transportation (ferry, gozzo boat, bus, taxi, chair lift), and catered the tour to our interests. The weather could not have been more perfect and we even give him credit for that! Grazie Roberto!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kathleen! Capri is one of my favourite place to guide beautiful family like your in a very relaxing way! I always do my best to arrange the perfect visit of the island according with the preferences of my guests!

Constance Ewadinger

United States
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Tour: #253722, Sorrento relaxing private walking tour, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Roberto's tour was excellent. He answered all our questions. Was very kind and we learned new information about Sorrento. Just perfect!! Thanks Roberto!!!! Connie Ewadinger Pennsylvania, USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Connie! I'm very happy that you enjoyed my relaxed walking tour discovering the art and the traditions of Sorrento! Grazie mille

James Maloney

United States
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Tour: #253722, Sorrento relaxing private walking tour, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Traveling in Italy of late has meant having to deal with tour buses and cruise ships--which means crowds. Roberto seemed to have a way of magically avoiding all of that while opening our eyes to a precious jewel of a city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao James! Happy that you enjoyed the relaxing Sorrento historic tour! I always try to skip the crowd and take my guests in the authentic and hidden spots!

Diane Smith

Australia
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Tour: #209941, Naples, historic center - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Roberto was a most informative and friendly guide. It was exactly what we wanted. We were interested in the history and archeology of Naples and that's precisely what we were given. A day in Naples is clearly nowhere near enough time to explore this interesting city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane&Graham! I’m really happy you enjoyed the history and archaeology of Naples!

Constance Nichols

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Roberto was an amazing guide. His depth of knowledge and understanding transported us back to Pompeii and Herculaneum. He didn't even let car trouble throw him off-we continued and had a fabulous day. Thank you for bringing the ancient world alive for us. Wonderful knowledgable tour. Grazi Roberto!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for these beautiful words and thank you for your patience! Panda is ok now :)

Jonathan Teague

United Kingdom
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - and transportations, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

We had an absolutely brilliant half day tour of Pompeii with Roberto. I'd thoroughly recommend him as a tour guide - he's very knowledgeable on the subject matter and a charming and charismatic chap too! Thanks very much Roberto, we had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon! It was a real pleasure for me to guide your group at Pompeii

Kendra Bruce

United States
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Tour: #217283, Capri Island with an historic guide - private tour, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 14/18

Unfortunately this tour was a big disappointment. Roberto does not book ferry tickets, or anything, ahead of time so when we showed in Sorrento, the ferry was sold out of the times we intended to go and we ended up with only a small window to be in Capri. Several times Roberto would do a "I'll see you guys in 30 mins" for my mom and I to just wonder by ourselves. Our random taxi driver the day before told us more info than Roberto as well. All this and I ended up paying almost 400 euros in extra "costs"

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fortunately I had a lot of reviews that show to my future guests as all you wrote is not correct and in part a lie. Also if the ferry was sold out -which honestly went beyond of any action I could made- I did my best to compensate the time we spent in Capri with other extra hours guiding you and your mom at Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. In all my career I NEVER, NEVER, NEVER left my guests on their own!!! Next time be honest with yourself and respect honest workers.

Scott Meek

United Kingdom
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Roberto was really helpful, re-arranging the day because of snow(!) . He met us promptly and was charming sharing his extensive knowledge in the most interesting , informative way. We felt we had not only seen the best of Pompeii and Herculaneum but that we had been given a real insight into how the towns worked and how people lived . To say it was educational makes it sound dry which it never was . Nothing was rushed and everything interesting especially the small telling details . Superb . Use Roberto !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Scott and Ashley! Was a pleasure for me show you the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum!

Richard Slubowski

Norway
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Tour: #209899, Pompeii and National Archaeological Museum of Naples with an Archaeologist - private tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

Roberto provided an excellent combination tour of the ruins of Pompeii and the Archeological Museum in Napoli. With a PhD, Roberto was highly knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and had a calm and pleasant demeanor, guiding us, providing loads of information that cultivated our interest and made the ruins come alive and answering questions. This long and private tour did cost money, but was well worth the expenses and resulted in a memorable experience for both adults and teenage children.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard! It was a pleasure for me showing you the ancient city of Pompeii and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples!

Silvester Chua

Singapore
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 4/17

A helpful Guide. He helped us purchased our train tickets and exchanged entrance tickets for us. Thus helped us greatly and our trip from hotel to the meeting point was without difficulty. He even met us at the train station. Great people!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was a real pleasure to guide you around Campania! Hope to see you again maybe in Singapore!

Silvester Chua

Singapore
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Tour: #198371, Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

A1 Guide. Professional and knowledgeable. Helpful, helped us purchased train tickets and collected entrance tickets on our behalf.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Silvester Chua

Singapore
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Tour: #209941, Naples, historic center - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

A1 Guide! Professionally and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Happy you enjoyed this increadible city!

Silvester Chua

Singapore
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Tour: #253722, Sorrento relaxing private walking tour, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/17

A knowledgeable and patient guide. Conducted the tour to our satisfaction.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy you enjoyed this relaxing tour!

Silvester Chua

Singapore
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Tour: #198333, Salerno - The medieval center - private walking tour, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Patient and knowledgeable guide. Conducted the tour much to our satisfaction.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Silvester! It was a pleasure for me guide your group of friends in my hometown

David Hawkings

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

Roberto is knowledgeable, pleasant and thorough. This was a wonderful use of our time and money.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!

Tim Ryan

United States
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Tour: #220643, Naples private shore excursion: "Pompeii with an Archeologist" and transportation, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

We were very pleased with Roberto's knowledge of Pompeii, it's early history and the actual tour of the site. He was patient with our questions, always seemed interested and enthused, and geared his comments and pace to match our interests. We would recommend him to others without hesitation. Tim Ryan, USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this kind review!

Tuck Fook Yang

Singapore
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Tour: #209942, Mozzarella organic farm & Paestum - private tour, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Randall Baidas

United States
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Tour: #370037, Best of Salerno and Paestum, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

Found our guide casual but most knowledgeable, friendly yet also organized n purposeful. Shared his passion for his current historic downtown harbor city in an Ancient Greek city cloaked in mystery.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Randall! Happy you enjoyed the walking tour of Salerno and the beautiful archaeological site of Paestum!

Norman Corson

United States
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Tour: #198160, Paestum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Dr. Roberto provides a superior walking tour of Paestum. He is informative, kind, and supportive. The ancient center of Paestum is a fantastic place to experience. We departed our visit humbled by the art and industry of the 6th century Greeks. There is so much to see, and even more to understand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Norman! Thank you very much for your kind and beautiful words. Share my knowledge with you was a delight for me! Happy that you enjoyed this hidden pearl of greek archaeology!

Dom Famularo

United States
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 15/17

Roberto was Excellent!! He made the tour very exciting and informative. He understands the subject very well and can answer questions on many different historical Italian cities! His English is perfect and everyone in my family enjoyed Roberto. I would rate him higher than 5! How about 25!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :)))) Thanks a lot Dom! Guide you and your family at Pompeii was an honor for me!

Laura Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #198371, Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Would absolutely recommend Roberto. He went above and beyond to share his knowledge with us even though we went to the wrong place. He raced over and met us anyway. Very knowledgeable and fascinating. A highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi guys!!! It was a real peasure for me to guide you!!!

Mark W.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Roberto was a great guide - very good English; super knowledge; easy going yet attentive. Couldn't ask for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mark! It was nice to meet you and your family!

Kristi Bergkamp

United States
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Tour: #233573, Naples private shore excursion: "Pompeii, Positano and Amalfi" with an archaeologist and transpotation, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 10/17

Roberto's tour of Pompeii was very good. His knowledge of the historical event and achieves was outstanding. That portion of our tour was only 2 hours. Roberto then told us he would not be attending the remainder of our tour with us, which left us with a tour driver that did not speak ANY English. That was very disappointing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Unfortunately the driver that I usually use had a family problem and we used another driver that didn't speak english but he is a very good guy and knows very well the Amalfi coastal drive. In the tour description is very well explained that I'm the guide in Pompeii and then you have the transfer to enjoy on your own Positano and Amalfi. It is also explained that the tour could be customized and if you request my guidance for the entire tour you can contact me before! Sorry but I'm sure you enjoyed Amalfi

Mark Marcello

United States
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Tour: #209942, Mozzarella organic farm & Paestum - private tour, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

We had a wonderful tour with Roberto. We first went to the mozzarella farm and saw how the cheese was made... loved it! Then Roberto took us to Paestum ato see the Greek and Roman ruins. Roberto is very knowledgeable and explained things to us very well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark! It was a great day also for me! Paestum and the Cilento area are ones of my favorite places in Campania and guide you and your family was a pleasure for me

David DeKok

United States
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Tour: Early Morning Ancient Pompeii with a Private Guide, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Aug 7/17

Roberto stepped in after our original guide cancelled for family reasons. He is a professional archaeologist and knows Pompeii inside and out. He was friendly and open. I highly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot David!

Gerald Matthews

United States
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

We could not have had a more expert & knowledgeable guide on our visit to Pompeii than Roberto Musio PhD Archeologist. Roberto was pleasant & engaging & navigated our group through the millennia as easily as he navigated us through the excavation. I would recommend him without reservation & would engage his services again without hesitation. Roberto was also able to seamlessly facilitate our Pompeii excursion with a transfer from the Amalfi Coast to Naples.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gerald! It was a pleasure foe me to guide you around the ruins of the roman city

David Needham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #220643, Naples private shore excursion: "Pompeii with an Archeologist" and transportation, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 26/17

Outstanding knowledge and patience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David!

Cheryl Robertson

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

Roberto is knowledgeable and patient. His tour of both Pompeii and Herculeneum provided lots of information, answered lots of questions and gave us a new appreciation of these civilizations through their way of life, structures and art.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cheryl! Happy you enjoyed this archaeological tour!

Kimberly Murdock

United States
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/17

Roberto was a terrific guide! As an archeologist, he is the perfect person to guide you through Pompeii! He was knowledgeable and entertaining for our whole family! He was even helpful for planning our visit to Capri. We highly recommend Roberto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Kimberly!

Kenneth Goldblatt

Washington Crossing, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Excellent tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Kenneth Goldblatt

Washington Crossing, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
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Tour: #215411, Herculaneum and Archaeological Museum of Naples with an Archaeologist - private tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Excellent tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Kenneth Goldblatt

Washington Crossing, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
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Tour: #209941, Naples, historic center - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/17

Excellent walking tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Andrea P.

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist + private transportation, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/17

Dr. Roberto M is as awesome as his degree! Very knowledgeable in many fields relating to Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the perfect guide for those interested in geology, ancient local history, volcanology, architecture, anthropology. Beautifully planned tour of both historical and fascinating historical sites. Very comfortable pacing of the tour, obviously cares about the comfort of his guests whilst on tour. Polite and professional. I had a very interesting and fascinating day. Thanks, Roberto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Andrea! It was a pleasure for me to guide you!

Nanette de Leon

ILOILO CITY, ILOILO, Philippines
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Tour: #215412, Private day trip from Rome: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast with an archaeologist and transportation, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Very knowledgeable and patient! Thank you!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nanette! Happy you enjoyed this day trip from Rome to discover the ruins of Pompeii and the enchanting Amalfi coast! It was a pleasure for me to arrange this trip for your family!

Trudy Bergere

Canada
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Tour: #198160, Paestum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Our advice for anyone travelling to Campania is to not miss a tour of Paestum. Often easy to overlook amid the tourist hype around Pompeii and Herculaneum, Paestum is a very special place. We booked a private tour with Roberto because he is an archaeologist. We expected he might be able to give us some added insights into this place. We were not disappointed - in fact, Paestum has become our most memorable historic place in the region. This is mostly thanks to the outstanding guidance of Dr. Roberto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Trudy & Paul, I'm super happy that you enjoyed Paestum... as you know is my favorite archaeological site in Campania and it's still an hidden gem to discover! Hope to see you again, it was a pleasure for me to guide you! Thanks a lot again

Trudy Bergere

Canada
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Our tour with Dr. Roberto M. is truly deserving of 5 stars - I would give it 6 stars if that option was available! Dr. Roberto M had the knowledge, expertise, and ability to make these places 'come alive' for us. In addition, he was exceptionally good at integrating other relevant aspects of history, society, and culture into the explanations of the places we were experiencing. 2 Thumbs Up for this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Trudy for these wonderful words!

Monica Bean

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/17

I can't imagine a better way to experience 2 of the most famous archeological sites in the world than with a Doctor of Archaeology. Having worked internationally at many sites, Roberto gave a thorough tour. He provided historical details and brought these ancient cities to life- all with a good sense of humour! A perfect balance which made for a very enjoyable day. I highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Monica! Thank you so much for this nice review! It was a real pleasure for me to show you the two roman cities buried by the Vesuvius!

Steve Presant

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/17

Customizing my tour is what I like about toursbylocals and our qualified guide Roberto did just that. There were four of us and we had a day tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Roberto made sure we saw both sights adequately within the time constraints, as we needed to get back to Rome that day, and provided transportation for us from Pompeii to Herculanium. It was obvious Roberto knows his subject of Roman life and architecture. Highly recommend Roberto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve! Thank you very much

Sean Frerking

United States
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Tour: #198371, Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 4/17

Roberto was a great tour guide: flexible (we had to move back our time because of the long, winding drive from Amalfi), very informative without being snooty, and very friendly. He was able to speak to each of us on our level and incorporate individual interests in our two-hour tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Sean! I'm very happy that all your family enjoyed the visit of Herculaneum! See you soon

Pam Bass

Westport, CT, United States
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Tour: #217283, Capri Island, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Pam!

Eric Leiser

United States
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Tour: #209941, Naples, historic center - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Roberto did a great job showing us Naples. Walking tour, and coffee and pizza. Very courteous and good English capability.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Eric! I'm very happy you enjoyed Naples and of course the sfogliatella cake!

Ian Nesbitt

United States
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Tour: #209941, Naples, historic center - private walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 26/17

Super overview of beautiful and chaotic Napoli with Roberto. In three short hours we walked all over town. Roberto was very knowledgeable about Naples and his passion showed through. Tour ended with a great pizzeria recommendation. Would definitely hire Roberto again to give us a more in depth tour, perhaps of the Castles or the Royal Palace? Grazie mille!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ian! Hope to see you soon for discovering other jewels and hiddden treasures of Napoli!!!

Patricia LaRosa

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 6/17

Roberto was excellent! Very knowledgable. Without him, we would never have known what we were looking at! He was a very good sport- it was extremely cold the day that we went. Vesuvius was covered in snow! I highly recommend Roberto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patricia, thank you very much! That day the atmosphere in Pompeii and Herculaneum with the Vesuvius covered in snow was magical!!!

Carrie Anderson

Australia
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Tour: #209899, Pompeii and National Archaeological Museum of Naples with an Archaeologist - private tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Roberto was a brilliant guide to our family group and made all the difference to our trip to Pompeii and the museum in Naples. We would never have seen as much as we did with him. We changed the order of our day because of the weather so he met us in Naples to go to the museum. He suggested a delicious pizzeria and then took us through Pompeii. He is very knowledgeable, being an archeologist. He got it just right - enough info but not too academic and patiently answered our questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carrie, thank you very much for your nice review! It was a real pleasure for me meet and guide your fantastic family! I'm also happy that you enjoyed the local pizzeria for a tasting of the authentic neapolitan pizza!

Jane Evans

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Capri shore excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Nov 10/16

Roberto was an outstanding tour guide. He promptly picked us up as promised and we were on our way in a comfortable van. His in-depth knowledge of Pompeii was remarkable, making it come alive in a way that it seemed we stepped back in time. From there, he was very flexible as we asked him change our itinerary. He took us to a wonderful olive oil farm with private tasting, then to a wonderful restaurant in lovely Positano. This tour was the highlight of our 2 week trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve & Jane! I'm very happy that you enjoyed the tour and the authentic experience at the olive oil farm!

Maxine Heywood

United Kingdom
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 27/16

Roberto was very informative and patient with us. His English was fluent. He was charming, especially as we managed to get on two wrong trains and were an hour and a half late!! Sorry Roberto. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Highly recommend this service. We all felt that we had a far better experience by having a private guided tour. Thank you Roberto! Maxine Heywood.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Max! Thank you very much for this nice review! It was a pleasure for me guide your beautiful family!

Teresa Rericha

United States
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Tour: #216730, Pompeii, Positano and Amalfi, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

Roberto was amazing! Our group enjoyed a fantastic tour of Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and Amalfi itself. I highly recommend ToursByLocals and tour guide Roberto for anyone seeking a tour in the port of Naples!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Terry! Thanks a lot! Hope to see you again soon!

Paul Reilly

Breckenridge, COLORADO, United States
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Tour: #198333, Salerno - The medieval center, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

Roberto was very knowledgeable, his English was excellent and we learned much about Salerno. He is passionate about Salerno and helped us better understand the history and architecture of this city. I highly recommend Roberto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Paul! I'm very happy you enjoyed my town! It was a pleasure for me to give you some tips and informations about the local restaurants and "osterie". Keep in touch!!!

Ann Monte-Costelloe

United States
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/16

Roberto is not only greatly knowledgeable but also witty. I will absolutely be hiring him again for other tours. If there were 6 stars, he'd have it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Ann!!!

Neil Todreas

United States
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Tour: #198371, Herculaneum with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

Neil Todreas

United States
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

Joanne McClintock

United States
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Tour: #220643, Pompeii with an Archeologist and transportation, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Roberto was a wonderful guide. His knowledge, patience and generous nature made the tour all we expected and more. On all levels we rated Dr. Roberto a 10 of a possible 10 points. We can't say enough on the entire time spent. Amazing doesn't come close to describing our experience. We would strongly recommend this tour to anyone who would like a more in depth explanation on the history of this ancient city and its inhabitants.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for these kind words!!!

Valerie Rosset

Long Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

Pompeii through the eyes of an archeologist makes it come alive! We loved the tour by Roberto, and found him to be interesting and informative. I never thought we would enjoy the archeological ruins as much as we did, especially since I was in a wheelchair! The slice of Pompeiian life we were privileged to see was awesome and very sad, at the same time. I felt terrible for their pain, fear, confusion, and ultimate demise. Thank you, Roberto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Valerie! Thank you very much for this nice review!

Lucy Osborn

South Africa
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Tour: #198371, Herculaneum with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/16

Roberto was extremely knowledgeable and a very pleasant guide and we'd really recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you

Nancy Malooly

United States
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Tour: #233573, Pompeii, Positano and Amalfi, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/16

Roberto is an exceptional tour guide! He was waiting at the ship with a driver and a luxury van that held everyone comfortably. He is a very nice and patient person and always had a smile on his face. He is very passionate and about his country and Pompeii.He showed us some amazing sites and we never felt hurried or rushed. He also made us reservations at a fabulous seaside restaurant local and FRESH! Do yourself a favor and hire Roberto to make your trip one you will remember for a lifetime!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy! Thank you very much for your beautiful words!!! For me it was a delight to guide you through the charming sites of my region and it was a pleasure to make you discover the authentic and local seafood cuisine of the Amalfi Coast!

Catherine Zurn

capistrano beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/16

Excellent tour - very informative without on overload of information. enjoyed Roberto's humor and efforts to find new places for me to see during my 4th tour of Pompeii. Really pleased with the Villa Ministeri and the frescoes there. Also appreciated his willingness to wait for photos as well as be the photographer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Cathy for these beautiful words! Let me know about the local restaurants that I recommended you!

William Sheehan

United States
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/16

Roberto provided excellent background, context and historical facts. He was able to connect with adults, teenagers and young children throughout the day. Pompeii was one of the best parts of our trip and Roberto played a large role in making that happen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much William! I'm happy that you and your family enjoyed Pompeii with an archaeologist!!!

Chris Iley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #198371, Herculaneum with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/16

Roberto was the perfect guide: excellent English, articulate, informative and always interesting. We had a relaxed and educational visit. Roberto could not have been more helpful. He is one cool archeologist!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris! It was a pleasure for me to guide your beautiful family! Thank you very much!

Wendy Atwell

United States
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Tour: #198153, Pompeii and Herculaneum with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/16

Roberto is extremely knowledgeable and our family loved seeing Pompeii and the museum through his archaeologist's perspective. It was even better with a delicious Neapolitan pizza-- he took us to his favorite spot. If you are looking for a guide who speaks great English, and who is generous and patient with sharing his wisdom, he is your man!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Wendy!It was a great day and it was a pleasure for me show you my favourite Pizzeria in Napoli (a little treasure away from tourist routes)

Kerr Graham

Canada
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Tour: #220643, Pompeii with an Archeologist and transportation, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you

Manfred Ruzsicska

Australia
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Tour: #198333, Salerno - The medieval center, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/16

A tour that exceeded expectations in so many areas. Roberto found us while we were still working out where we were :) and continued to get better. His expertise and understanding meant that he showed us things that would never have been captured in any guide book and in the process made old Salerno come alive for us. We felt like it was much more than a sightseeing trip ... it was a highly enjoyable learning experience that left us wiser and I have no hesitation recommending this tour and Roberto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Manfred for these beautiful words! It was an incredible pleasure for me to show you the Old town of the city where I born and raised!

Joe Messina

United States
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Tour: #198135, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 3 hours tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/16

An excellent choice was to have a tour with Roberto to Pompeii. Roberto was a first rate guide...knowledgeable with good communication skills...well versed in English language...punctual and patient...personable and observant. Will use Roberto next trip to the Naples area and highly recommend if you need a great guide in Naples.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Joe!

Jennifer Kiervin

Canada
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Tour: #209899, Pompeii and National Archaeological Museum of Naples with an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/16

This was a great tour for a group of 13, ages 9-71. We received exactly what we expected, with the addition of the best pizza of our whole tour. A definite highlight! Roberto's English was good and he knows his subject well. We would definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer!It was a pleasure for me to guide your wonderful family!

Beverley Young

United Kingdom
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Tour: #198109, Pompeii with an Archaeologist - 2 hours tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/16

Hi. My small group was given a guided tour of Pompei by Roberto . We were all extremely satisfied with the tour. Roberto worked at a steady but relaxed rate. We did not feel rushed and he was not only highly informative but also very pleasant. Well done.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Beverly, thank you very much!

Paul Salanga

Philippines
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Tour: #216730, Pompeii, Positano and Amalfi, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 4/16

Roberto was an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable and provided our group insightful information regarding Pompeii which we would not have otherwise gathered from an ordinary tour guide. His expertise as an archaeologist was very evident as he guided us through the Pompeii ruins. He was also very accommodating as regards the time especially since we were travelling with children. Roberto tailored our tour of Pompeii, Positano and Amalfi and our group enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Paul! Also for me it was a pleasure to guide your family and your friends!

Craig Breheny

London, United Kingdom
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Tour: #198371, Herculaneum with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 2/16

very interesting tour; a useful primer for Pompeii extremely informed, friendly and engaging guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Catherine! Greetings to your husband and your daughter!