Russ C.San Diego, CA, United States
Paolo was a joy to have as our guide. He was very knowledgeable. His archaeological background was most helpful. When he started talking about artifacts, he would become so expressive. It rained most of the time yet we thought he did a great job of sharing the sites with us. The restaurant Paolo chose for lunch was superb. If there was one thing... Paolo suggested that the restaurant would probably offer us a free sample of limoncello. It would have been nice if he had facilitated that.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great feedback sir! I appreciated
Steven RothScarsdale, NY, United States
Paolo was fabulous. His knowledge of Pompeii specifically, and archeology and Roman architecture generally, are great, and his enthusiasm for his subjects infectious. We finished knowing so much more than we had when we started!
Marcus LoyUnited States
Paolo is a great person and an excellent tour guide. The fact that he is an archaeologist and has worked on Pompeii and other sites really made the tour come to life! Paolo would pull us aside, away from the crowds, to point interesting features. We got so much out of the tour that we really left with an understanding of what the typical Pompeiian went through. Paolo also set up a great wine tasting and lunch and arranged for transportation to and from our hotel. We highly recommend Paolo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marcus! It was super to be your guide in Pompeii I hope to see you again! Best regards Paolo
Andrzej PatroszUnited States
Paolo is a super guide. He is friendly, articulate, has in depth knowledge of the Pompeii, neighboring ancient towns and the area around them. But most importantly Paolo has the passion for history and archaeology, and it is contagious! Our group of 10 included children, Paolo kept all of us engaged during our entire tour. Being an Archaeologist that works on local excavations and preservation projects, he gave us interesting details that otherwise would not be available. He was great with our kids a
Leslie JabailyUnited States
I have used Paolo's services twice. He is very knowledable and makes you feel like you are on an experience, not just a tour. A great guide.
Joy AkinsUnited States
Our family enjoyed a really interesting and informative tour of Pompeii with Paolo. He was very engaging for adults and kids alike. In the middle of the tour, my 13-year-old leaned over and whispered, "He's really good!" Highly recommend!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so Much Joy! and I really much appreciate your son's comment. So cute! It was a pleasure to be your guide in Pompeii . I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Paolo
Karen D.United States
Outstanding guide for our visit to Pompeii. We were thrilled to have a tour with an archeologist who could relay findings he personally made at the site. Paolo was able to make Pompeii come alive for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Karen for your great feeback. It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Pompeii Best regards Paolo
Paolo was fantastic. He was great with the kids and the tour was very interesting and exciting. It was amazing to have a guide that has worked on the site; he was able to give colourful stories not only about the artefacts, but how they were discovered. Thanks Paolo for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much Maureen! I was honored to be your guide.
Martin H.United Kingdom
Really interesting, friendly and knowledgable. Definitely recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great feedback Martin! It was a huge pleasure to be your guide in Rome. I hope to see you again! All the best Paolo
My wife, I and our three teenage daughters just finished the vatican tour with Paolo. He was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. He encouraged questions and was able to answer everything we threw ar him . The time flew by and Paolo spent more time with us than we expected. We all would highly recommend Paolo to anyone as he was a superb guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daniel Thank you so much for your kidness and for your amazing feedback. It was a great pleasure to spend time together in Vatican. I hope to see you all for another tour! Best wishes Paolo
Deborah KuppermanUnited States
Remarkable Tour. Most knowledgeable tour guide. Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a vineyard at his recommendation.Could not have had a better day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Deborah for your great feedback and review. It was a great pleasure to be your guide I hope to see you again for another tour. All the best Paolo
Patricia R.N Richland Hills, TX, United States
Paolo is one of a kind. His first-hand experience with excavations in Pompeii makes him an outstanding expert to guide through the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Paolo also has the ability to relate the history of these sites to current lifestyles and conditions. His scholarly approach is brilliant. It was a special experience to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum with Paolo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Patricia, Thank you so much for you lovely review. I hope to see you again in Pompeii Best regards Paolo
Nancy BurgerUnited States
Our driver, Enrico, took us on a spectacular drive of the Amalfi coast. It's a must see. We stopped in several towns along the way to enjoy traditional pastries as well as the little shops-beautiful pottery/ceramics. It was a foggy day and our driver did a fantastic job of navigating the winding, narrow roads in zero visibility for a short portion of our drive. Pompeii was very enlightening. Our guide, Paolo, was very informative and his English was superb! He has to be the best guide in Pompeii!
Katie SteeleUnited States
Paolo made our trip to Pompeii an unforgettable experience! He is extremely knowledgeable about ancient Rome and the history of the eruption. The exciting part, however, was his passion for the archaeological aspect of the area. Being an archaeologist himself and currently working on a nearby site made our experience absolutely surreal. We learned so much about the city and with Paolo's help could transport ourselves into that time and see exactly what life was like. He is an excellent teacher!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful review I hope to see you again for another tour Best wishes Paolo
Susan FieldsUnited States
Our time with Paolo was FANTASTIC!! His experience and passion for the area truly shows. He has a way of making the sites come to life through his storytelling and by the little details he pointed out that we definitely would have overlooked on our own. As a professional travel agent, I have taken many, many tours and this was one of the best. Thanks Paolo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan for your beautiful review and words I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Paolo
Margaret H.United Kingdom
Paolo took us round both Herculaneum and Pompeii with an in site and ability to inspire and inform. He was a perfect choice and made both visits very special. Thanks Paolo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margaret! I was honered to be your guide Best regards Paolo
Margaret H.United Kingdom
Without pulling punches, Paolo was wonderful. His detailed knowledge and obvious enthusiasm was inspirational. Our tour with him seemed to give us an actual flavour of the time and the people and what they went through, an understanding that we simply wouldn't have found through guide books or audio tapes. Thank you Paolo, you made it a special Birthday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Margaret Thank you very much for your great review It was a real pleasure to be your guide. Hope to see you again Best regards Paolo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your 5 star review. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Best regards Paolo
To have Paolo as our guide was so special. His knowledge as an archaeologist is exceptional and made our day as we learnt so much. I recommend this tour with Paolo, it will be a day you will always remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marie Thank you very much fory our beautiful review Hope to see you again! Best regards Paolo
Susan HuttonWichita, KS, United States
This was an amazing tour. Paolo was extremely knowledgeable. We were very fortunate to have him as a tour guide. He participates in professional digs at Pompeii. He was simply a wealth of incredible factual & fascinating information. Capri was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed our tour there and lunch. I highly recommend this tour. You would be extremely lucky to have Paolo for a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Paolo
Maureen C.United States
Paolo's guided tour exceeded our expectations (which were already high based on his previous reviews). He has a gift for bringing Pompeii and Herculaneum to life. That, and his deep knowledge of the sites resulted in a satisfying experience for our group of 7 adults, including one octogenarian. We all highly recommend Paolo as the person to guide and enlighten you through these amazing sites.
William KleineUnited States
Our guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum went beyond our expectations. Our guide, Paolo G. is a certified archeologist working on an active "dig". His knowledge of Greek and roman history, the city and area of Pompeii and Naples, coupled with his extensive archeological experience brought Pompeii and Herculaneum to life, as though we were there in 67AD. Further, his language skills, personality, sense of audience interest (we were a group of of 4) made his discussions seam like 4 individual tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your beautiful feedback and you beautiful words It was a pleasure to be your guide in Pompeii and Herculaneum I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Paolo
Laura Ackerman-ShawUnited States
Paolo is a fantastic guide! He's an expert archeologist who engages you in conversation and enlightens the entire experience with context, history, art. His attention to small details you'd miss like ancient graffiti or information about how the shops worked make for a fascinating snapshot of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Paolo is warm and personable and it was such a pleasure to spend a day with him. We never would have enjoyed our day or learned so much on our own. A fabulous and fascinating day.
Roger FreidlineMidland, TX, United States
Paolo guided us to see Herculaneum and the Naples Museum. He is an excellent guide! He is extremely knowledgeable about these sites from his work as a professor and archaeologist. The walking pace was very comfortable for us and Paolo explained each stop very clearly. He also arranged a great place for an authentic Naples lunch, which was also excellent. He also arranged to add a driver to pick us up at the Sorrento cruise port. I would strongly recommend Paolo as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Roger for your amazing feedback! All the best Paolo
Derek WildeUnited Kingdom
Paolo gave us a great day in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. His passion for what he told us came through loud and clear, as he brought life to the people who lived in these towns so long ago. Paolo got the level of information just right for our group, some of us had visited before (but not with a guide), for others it was the first time. He was also sensitive to the heat and several hours of walking - appreciated as some of us are not as young as we used to be. Recommended without hesitsation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Derek THank you very much for your beautiful feedback I'm glad you liked your tour and I hope to see you again Do not hesiatate to contact me if you need further tours Best wishes Paolo
Jonathon ReeveUnited Kingdom
Paolo was a quite outstanding guide. We had a 4 hour tour of Pompeii and crossed from one side of the site to the other. His knowledge and interest brought the site to life and there were no questions that he couldn't answer. He moved us about flexibly to avoid bottlenecks and took in places we would not have found independently. His enthusiasm never flagged. I suspect his role as a guide that is an add on to his career as an archaeologist ( recently involved on a dig in Pompeii) keeps him fresh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jonathon Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback! I'm glad you liked your tour I hope to see you again in Pompeii area Best wishes Paolo
Anneatta R.United Kingdom
Outstanding tour provided by Paolo. Made such a difference having a professional archeologist who had actually worked on site providing insight and perspective. We learned so much! Plenty of time allocated at both locations. Never possible to see everything, but what was really good was the choices he made in relation to what parts of the sights to take us to provide the best experience. We highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Annaetta. It was a great pleasure for me. I hope to see you again for another tour Warm Regards Paolo
Carin WaldenUnited States
very knowledgable and interesting tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carin!
Paolo is so knowledge and interesting!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!
Paulo is an amazing guide! As a professional archaeologist, working on digs in the Pompeii/Herculaneum area, Paulo provided an incredible amount of depth, insight and humour into our tour. We learned more in a few hours than we could have ever imagined! Chris
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Chris for your feedback! I hope to see you again in Pompeii area for a further tour I'm glad you liked it All the best Paolo
Paulo was great. His tour was the high point of our Western Mediterranean cruise. We were picked up by his driver directly from the ship and taken right to our first stop. Paolo was immensely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. More importantly, he was able to convey this in a manner that kept everyone, parents and children (aged 9 & 7), interested for the whole day. Even the lunch suggestion was fabulous. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a real feel for life in Ancient Rome.
Andrew KaskelUnited States
What a wonderful day we had with Paulo. He was informative, well-spoken and flexible. One of the best tours we have ever taken.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback! Bests Paolo
Paul WinnerlingUnited States
FANTASTIC experience from Paolo and Francesco! Paolo's knowledge, rapport and friendliness made our Pompeii visit a wonderful adventure! He was entertaining, informative and fun. His English is perfect. Be sure to request him...you will not find better. Francesco, our driver was so endearing! Warm, friendly, prompt, knowledgeable, engaging, entertaining, sweet and a safe driver....again, be sure to request him--you will not be disappointed. These gentlemen delivered a five star experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Paul Thank you so much for your beautiful feedback! I'm so glad you liked your tour and your driver too! Looking forward to meet you again in Pompeii ! Best regards Paaolo
John RowleyUnited States
Best tour guide we've ever had. Easy to understand and very knowledgable.
Claire HookeyUnited Kingdom
Paolo gave us an excellent tour of Pompeii and engaged brilliantly with our 2 teenage sons. In 2.5 hours we got a great introduction to Pompeii and saw lots of the key sites. He showed us all sorts of interesting archeological features in Pompeii, and told us about recent finds from his own work. We went late afternoon so there were no queues to get into the individual buildings and it got cooler as we went on. My husband has hearing loss but had no problems as Paolo was very clear. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Laura LandochUnited States
My family of five did the Pompeii and Herculaneum tour with Paolo Gardelli. It was an absolutely AMAZING tour. Paulo had all of us completely engaged the entire tour. Paolo is extremely knowledgeable and provided the material so we were able to really envision live around the time of the Vesuvius eruption. This tour was the highlight of our two week Italy vacation. The entire family HIGHLY recommends this tour with Paolo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Laura! I'm so glad you liked your tour! Hope to see you again Best regards PAOLO
Pam GibbonsUnited States
Paolo made the tour come alive. He knew everything about Pompei and Herculaneum, and he was witty and funny. He had great true stories about the former inhabitants, and how the eruption worked in the different areas. He was able to personalize our entire experience so we often felt like we were there watching from afar. He involved us in discussion. A bonus - he is a very likeable guy! Thank you, Paolo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderfull review! Cheers Paolo
I can not say enough good things about Paolo. He was well informed, engaging and wonderful with my son. I would highly recommend him and book him again for a future tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
William EubanksUnited States
A "Drop the Mic" experience!! Paolo and his driver, Fulvio, were absolutely the highlight of our entire three week vacation in Italy/France. Paolo is a phenomenal guide, teacher, and communicator. He had a fantastic way of drawing us all in to the stories and history of the area. He had a great interaction with our two teenage daughters, keeping them engaged. We had such a great experience that we are coming back this year and definitely booking one or more tours with Paolo. Book him today!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much William! It was a great pleasure to be your guide !
Stuart LeibsohnUnited States
Paolo G is an extremely knowledgeable guide. Not only an Archeologist associated with University of Berlin and NYU, Columbia and University of Maryland, he is so well versed in the history of the sites we visited and the country. He speeks excellent English, is funny, witty and makes the day go by too fast. Seeing both Pompeii and Herculaneum on the same day was marvelous as we got a chance to see the different way each City was destroyed, totally different manner. Lunch at a local winery was a bonus.
Laura ChavezUnited States
The tour was amazing and completely worth it. Paolo is very knowledgable and gave us a thorough arquealogical explanation. He always answered out questions and kept them in mind to show us further on examples of what we had asked anout. Having the tour allowed us to visit both places with no lost time and needless walking around, which was essential since it was really hot and we have 2 kids. Our driver was Francesco, who also did an outstanding job, and was on time, very professional and helpful.
Clarene McCartneyUnited States
This was a WONDERFUL tour with Paulo for 2 adults and 2 children ages 13 and 11. It did NOT disappoint! Afterwards, he dropped us off at Antonio and Antonio for a fabulous lunch. We were docked in Naples on a cruise ship and this was a wonderful way to spend the day while in port for one day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille !!! Thank you so much I hope to see you again in Pompeii area. I am glad you like the restaurant too I choose the best and no touristy place to have a great food experience too Best regards Paolo
I cannot say enough about how great this tour was. We felt so lucky to have Paolo guiding us around Pompeii - my kids especially hung on his every word! He is an archeologist who has been working at Pompeii, excavating for 20 years and could share very interesting stories about what he has personally found. Best guide we have ever had, by far! One suggestion- doing tour of Sorrento first was tough - traffic was bad and it shortened our time in Pompeii (not Paolo's fault!) so maybe go straight there first.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Samantha ! Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback. I'm really glad you liked your tour and my guidance. So happy. I'm sorry about Sorrento traffic and little bit less time in Pompeii. However doing Sorrento first was necessary in order to avoid to be stucked in Sorrento traffic (far away from Naples Port) so difficult to be back on time on the ship. Pompeii is closer to Naples and not as traffic as Sorrento. Be back on ship in time is primary! Best wishes I hope to see you again in Pompeii
Lize LouwSouth Africa
Excellent trip. Dr. Paolo was very passionate about his work and made Pompeii come alive with the stories and interesting facts. The 3 hours flew passed and doing the trip at 1600H was very clever as the spaces were quiet and at times we felt as if we were the only people "living there"! Thanks Paolo for a fascinating experience!
Misty JenningsUnited States
We took the tour to the Amalfi Coast with Paolo. Excellent tour! We started out early and went to Sorrento, absolutely beautiful. Next was Positano gorgeous. Don't skip the walk to the beach. It is a lot of steps back up but my 75 year old mom did it, Paolo was great about giving her extra time. Amalfi was the best. We also had lunch here. Ravello also great. I can't say enough great things about Paolo. He was very interesting and informative. He kept us all interested from my teen son to my mother! GREAT
I asked Paolo to put together a custom tour, that included 6 hours at Pompeii and 2 hours at Herculaneum. He said no-one had asked for this - all in one day - before! It was a great day. Paolo really knows his stuff. He is a working archaeologist and it shows. We also ran into some of his colleagues as we walked the site and they told me I had the best guide around! The day was a real learning experience for me, and although quite long, it flew by as I found everything so interesting.
Angela ChmuraWISCONSIN, United States
Paolo was fantastic. We could not have been happier with him as our guide. His knowledge of Pompeii was second to none. We had a great driver as well. I would highly recommend Paolo and this excursion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Angela! Thank you very much for your feedback All the best Paolo
Brett SmithBelton, SC, United States
If there was a 10, I'd rate Paolo a 10! What a blessing to have an archaeologist as a guide for our visit to Pompeii. He was a true professional, very kind and accommodating, and made our long day a very special and memorable one. My family all agreed it was one of our best days throughout our 17-day tour of Italy and Greece.
Mike KuziakUnited States
Wow! Paolo was amazing. His passion and knowledge made our visit so much more meaningful. As an archeologist and professor Paolo gives you a very unique and in depth perspective as you explore Pompeii
Diego de VillalobosBellaire, TEXAS, United States
Francesco, Paolo's driver, showed up at our hotel exactly on time. He was incredibly courteous and polite. His driving was superb. Paolo was the best private guide we ever had. His historical knowledge, as well as his general knowledge were striking. They were both outstanding!!! We will never forget them!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Diego!! Thank you very much for your wonderfull review!! Thank you very much for your kindness! I will let Francesco knows about your regards! He's my best driver!!! He enjoyed too!! Thank you very much Hoping too see you soon back in Naples!!! Best regards Paolo
Robyn LandowUnited States
We had the pleasure of having Paolo as our tour guide in Pompeii, and he was absolutely amazing. His knowledge of history, archaeology, and culture was quite impressive, and he is a pleasure to learn from. We only wished we could have packed him up and taken him with us on the rest of our vacation! Paolo also helped navigate the train logistics (we were coming in from Rome) and gave us ideas of what to do in Naples. We can't wait to go back again one day and continue to learn about the other sites.
Lynne G.Tomball, TEXAS, United States
Concepcion GonzalezUnited States
We could not have been happier with the tour by Paolo! We were a party of 6 visiting Pompeii and Herculeum. Paolo was on early at our meeting point at 10:00 am. He spoke clearly and answered all of our questions thoroughly. We learned so much from this tour. Paolo's energy level never waivered even during a long hot day through both locations all the way to about 4:00pm. I highy recommend Paolo for any tour. Thank you, Paolo!!! Connie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Conception, thank you so much for your rewarding and positive message. I hope to see you soon in Pompeii! Paolo
Jeff B.United States
We would give Paolo ten stars if possible. He truly brought Pompeii to life. Paolo clearly had an in depth knowledge of the site through his archaeological work that he got across in a conversational way. My wife and daughter were actually not looking forward to visiting Pompeii, and by the end of the tour I struggled to get them to leave. We would tour the site again with Paolo but would love even more time. Luca, the driver on the remainder, was on time, professional, and provided a great service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kindness and your feedback. Looking forward to meet you again in Pompeii. Glad that you liked my driver also. I choose them for timing, professional skills and helpfully. Thanks a lot Bests
I cannot recommend this tour and particularly our guide Paolo enough. Paolo and our driver Manuel were amazing. They both spoke perfect English, were flexible with itineraries and very knowledgeable of the area. We were looked after all day and shown everything we could have asked for and more - including a street food style lunch that we never would have tried if not on this tour. I cannot thank you enough Paolo - definitely recommended to everyone travelling to Salerno.
Kathryn GustafsonUnited States
Paolo was very knowledgeable, energetic, expert on Pompeii and Herculaneum, and commands respect from staff at both sights. I would highly recommend this tour with Paolo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kathryn!!! Looking forward to meet you again for another tour !! All the best!
Jocelyn J.United Kingdom
Paulo is a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic archaeologist who gave us a very satisfying and interesting 6 hour tour of Pompeii. He judged our group of seven well, chose what to focus on with skill and archaeological insight and dealt with our many questions with charm and patience. We all ended the day with a hugely expanded knowledge of Pompeii and would have no hesitation in highly recommending Paulo as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HELLO! Thank you very much for your beautiful words! Hope to see you again for another tour! All the best Paolo
John MorganUnited States
We loved our day long tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis which was made even our guide Paolo! It was the highlight of our Italy vacation. The splendor of these ancient ruins is magnificent to see and well worth all of the walking we did. We greatly enjoyed the history and many fascinating stories that Paolo told. He was like a walking archaeology encyclopedia full of valuable information and tales about the people that once lived in these cities. We highly recommend this tour company!
Paolo is a very knowledgeable guide, a very nice guy and he speaks English fluently. He is a suitable guide for people that are interested in archeology and the classic era and he is also suitable and entertaining for younger travellers (who are not really interested). We will book him again on a future visit to the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Halina Thank you very much for your feedback. Looking forward to meet you again here in Pompeii! Best regards
Gerry BrodskyUnited States
What a guy; what a guide! Paolo was all you would want in a guide: knowledgeable, personalable, passionate about his work. He answered every question we had informatively and thoroughly. His background knowledge is outstanding and he blends it with wonderful stories and good humor. We recommend him without reservation for anyone interested in these historic sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a client!!! Thank you very much for your kindness! "What a guy; what a guide!" REALLY FUNNY!
Stephen FarrellUnited States
Paulo was the most gracious and knowledgeable guide anyone could ask for. His command of the history, language, and culture enables greater understanding and appreciation for the beauty of the region. We toured Amalfi, Positano, and Sorrento and our expectations were greatly exceeded! Thank you Paolo!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU Stephen! really pleasure to be your guide! Hope to see you again soon
Bernard LiveseyUnited Kingdom
Paolo is an excellent guide; he has evident passion for and tremendous knowledge of his subject and an ability to explain it lucidly. We selected him for a six hour tour of Pompeii. It was fascinating from beginning to end.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Bernard. Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback. Hope to see you again here in Pompeii
Barbara NicholsonUnited States
Paolo is the best guide I have ever had, using private guides all over the world. He is well educated in the subject and combines what could be a dry recital into a fun adventure. We spent seven hours with him seeing Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Pompeii. We enjoyed so much being in the moment of the information, that we forgot to take pictures! I recommend Paolo as the best ever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barbara thank you, I'm honoured! hope to see you soon back in Pompeii!
Donna BertacciniUnited States
I purchased my husband a 5 1/2 hour tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum with Paolo as our guide. Our 16 year old daughter and I joined them. I can not express how valuable and joyful Paolo made the experience for us all! His English is fluent and knowledge of these cities is deep and extraordinary! (He is an archeologist.) Our daughter said she thought the experience would be boring but she found it utterly fascinating. Paolo was patient, funny, warm, and exceedingly friendly. He's phenomenal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Donna. Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback. I'm glad your daughter loved this experience and not got boring, the best for me. Hope to see you again for another tour All the best Paolo
Nancy EpsteinUnited States
Paolo was a fabulous guide. He was as great with the children as he was with the adults. Extremely informative and such perfect English. I have been to Pompeii before, but going with Paolo made it infinitely better. I wish we had the chance to use him again, but we definitely will next trip. Our driver, Massimo, was also terrific!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nancy. Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback. I'm glad you liked Pompeii more than before. Hope to see you again for another tour. Thank you Paolo
John JanickiUnited States
Paolo was great. Well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback. It was a really pleasure to be your guide. Best regards Paolo
Jo-Ann StrangisUnited States
We were very pleased with our tour of Pompeii with Paolo. He is incredibly knowledgeable; there seemed to be no end to the facts and insights that he shared. The fact that he is a working archaeologist in the area made this tour all the more special. He tailored his tour for our kids (8 & 13), but also for the adults. We all came away with lots of info about Pompeii and its history & how this history fits into the greater context of ancient Italy. We would absolutely recommend him with highest scores.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jo- Ann. Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. It was a great pleasure for me to be your guide in Pompeii. Hoping to see you again for another tour. Kisses Paolo
Wayne StraussUnited States
We had a great time. Paolo has an encyclopedic knowledge of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Beyond that, he is able to paint a picture of daily life in the ancient world. The all-day tour went by in no time. I would highly recommend him.
Diane StraderUnited States
What can I say? Paolo was the best guide we have ever had, knowledgeable, kind, a great historian and just a really nice guy. We all learned the history of Pompeii and Hericulium in a way we could understand and enjoy. Due to Paolo's career and background, we would recommend him as a first choice when visiting Naples.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Judy K.United States
Amy AlperUnited States
Amazing tour! Friendly, informative, and we learned so much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Amy!
Gerard EskerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Paolo
David PattersonUnited States
Paolo was an excellent, knowledgeable, energetic, enthusiastic, polite, helpful guide of our wonderful and fascinating tour of Pompeii and Herculean. Highly recommend, and highly recommend with someone like Paolo to bring it all alive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Margaret SturrockUnited Kingdom
Paolo guided us for the full day tour of Pompeii - and we were not disappointed. Lots of fascinating insights into the history and life in the ancient city. His knowledge of the site was richly enhanced by his deep archeological expertise. So many details we would have missed without his explanation. A most charming, friendly and informative guide who made our visit great fun. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!
Margaret SturrockUnited Kingdom
Paolo was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the site, and had lots of interesting detail which helped to put it into a historical perspective. He was charming, great fun and a very good communicator. Thank you very much, Paolo. Highly recommended guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Sally HintzeUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour of Pompeii that we received from Paolo! He was awesome and had so many interesting stories about the different parts of Pompeii! We were very impressed and pleased to have been part of his tour! His driver picked us up from our cruise ship and drove us to Pompeii and back to sight see in Positano and Sorrento and then returned us to the ship. Very nice driver but his English was somewhat challenging to understand! Luckily, his driving skills were excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sally, lovely to see your beautifull feedback afer such a long time. Hope you're ok, looking forward another tour with you. Thank you very much for your kindness All the best Paolo
Michael DerricksonUnited States
Where to begin? Paulo is exceptional. His knowledge of Pompeii and the excavations is second to none. He kept us engaged from the beginning to the end. We only wish we had more time to experience Pompeii further. Our tour of Amalfi and Ravello was amazing and fun. I would recommend Paulo every time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again!
June N.United Kingdom
We really benefited from Paolo's comprehensive tour, which was very professional but also full of little gems of facts and details we would not have known/seen otherwise. We highly recommend - a '5 star' tour. He could just be a little more attentive to detail; needed prompts to correct details on the booking forms. Also forgot we could only be contacted via the hotel (we do not have smart phones) and had tried emailing us the pm before our tour to ask to delay start time to take on another tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nicole, thank your for your wonderful feedback. I am really glad to hear you had a great experience in Pompei and that you really enjoyed the tour with me. Hope to see you soon. Wish you a wonderful day. Paolo
Paolo is a great guide. Through his archaeological involvement with the site and the general area he was able to offer insights and anecdotes that brought the ruins to life. He spoke very clearly and at a level that maintained our interest throughout the seven hour walk. Was also very considerate of our 68 yo legs. We have no hesitation in recommending Paolo as a guide for any site in the Pompeii - Herculaneum area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Paolo was a great guide in all respects. His intimate knowledge of the archaeology of the site and the surrounding areas was greatly appreciated. He spoke very clearly and with just the right level of detail to keep us totally engrossed for seven hours. Was happy to vary the pace if required to suit our 68 yo legs. Would recommend Paolo unreservedly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denis!
Frank ScheelUnited States
Paolo was superb. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable . Went well past the 6 hours. I thought my kids would be bored but instead they asked a lot of questions and were excited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Michael PobarUnited States
An absolute pleasure! My wife and I booked a tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum with Paolo. The archaeological sites are amazing and Paolo is a fantastic guide. His knowledge is only surpassed by his pleasant and engaging personality. I highly recommend Paolo for this or any Tours by Locals tour you consider.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michael!
Sunny PillowDallas, TEXAS, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars rating
Barbara LeeUnited States
Our family's tour of the Amalfi coast with Paolo was amazing! He has a vast knowledge of the area and a nice (adorable) personality. We visited Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello, with additional stops at the best vantage points to view Positano and the coast. We even had an amazing lunch in Ravello and time for a little shopping. He was able to help us prioritize our interests so that we maximized our short time in the area. The day was perfect thanks to him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Barbara!
Nancy Vander VereUnited States
Paolo was excellent. He was most knowledgeable and really enthused in his presentation. Will definitely book a tour with him again! Lovely experience!! Our guide at Mt. Vesuvius, Roberto was also very knowledgeable and made our journey there a special one!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy!
Canie C.Hong Kong
Paolo G.i is an excellent guide. He is an expert for Pompeii and he answered every single qustions in details. My only regret was I should book a longer tour and I could have visited all areas in the site but I had only around 3.5 hours, we only went to the most important and interesting areas in the site, such as basilica, bath house, theatre.....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Canie! Hope to see you again next summer!
Bob MuscatUnited States
You can experience the same Capri sites we experienced with Paolo, but I guarantee you it won't be the same. His knowledge, enthusiasm and energy gave depth and meaning to everything we visited, adding history, sequencing and connections to Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and the surrounding areas. Even the restaurant where he suggested we have lunch was great, and they were thrilled to see him when we arrived - exactly how we'll feel if we see him again. All the logistics were exceptional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bob! Hope to have you back soon!
Camelia AllenAurora, CO, United States
Amazing Guide, would recommend Paulo to everyone! Paulo, thank you so much for your experience, your kindness, and patience. We are so happy for your to have been transferred to you. Your love of archeology was very contagious. We have already recommended you to the owners of our VRBO. Where we stayed in Rome, and they are hoping to book you and pass your information on to their clients.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Camelia! I'm happy you enjoyed the visit!
Kyle WigintonUnited States
Phenomenal tour - well paced and great information. Strongly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Paolo was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable and informative, he made our visit to Pompeii memorable and we would have no hestitation in recommending him for future visits.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the review Lynne!
Paolo was a great guide his knowledge of Pompeii was exceptional. The tour was for Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento. We were collected at Almalfi by a driver who took us to Pompeii to meet with Paolo, we spent approx 2.5 hours with Paolo and then collected by the driver who took us back to Almalfi via Positano. The driver was not a guide so only gave limited information about the area. We were left to wander round Positano for about 30 mins. We were a group of 4 which made this day an expensive tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robyn, thank you for your feedback. I am glad you liked the Pompei tour with me. I am really sad to hear you found the tour expensive but I want to remind you took a guided tour of Pompei and a private driver along the Amalfi Coast. According to that, the price was totally in line with the market prices and definitely much lower of what you could have paid if you booked a tour with your cruise company. Thank you again. Wish you a wonderful day. Paolo
Anthony PrevettUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Frances CarterUnited Kingdom
This was our second tour with Paolo, the first to Pompei the day before. Another excellent , memorable experience with this relaxed expert guide. We would recommend him highly,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to have a tour with you. Hope to have you back soon!
Frances CarterUnited Kingdom
A very interesting tour with excellent guide Paolo G who went at our pace and had lots of stuff to tell us. We appreciated the expertise his training as an archeologist brought to our tour. Thoroughly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Frances!
Paolo was an excellent, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We learned so much from him. I would heartily recommend him. We visited both Pompeii and Herculaneum with Paolo, which is a lot to cover, but I felt we got a real insight into the importance of the two sites and their significant differences, during the time available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, I am looking forward to repeating it!
Our experience with Paolo EXCEEDED all expectations. Paolo was articulate, highly engaging and made the tour of Pompeii incredibly interesting. It was so valuable having his vast knowledge, which he shared freely. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him as an excellent tour guide. In fact -I have already, to several friends planning a trip to Pompeii!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much Lucia!
Dennis McKennaUnited States
Paolo was very knowledgeable and his presentation was exceptional. Very thorough tour. His English is very good. Very pleasant interaction.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review!
Suzanne StedmanUnited States
This tour was the highlight of our visit to Italy. Paolo's knowledge, enthusiasm, and explanations were all I could have hoped for. He was engaging, answering all our questions, asking his own questions. It was like he was showing us around his hometown, including lots of details that brought Pompeii and Herculaneum to life. Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our driver, Giovanni, was also a joy to talk to. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Truly a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Ann HolmeUnited Kingdom
Paolo provided the most perfect day for a reluctant teenager and two very keen adults! By the end of the most wonderful day we were all totally enthralled with Paolo's exclusive titbits of information that only a thoroughly experienced guide could add to a comprehensive tour. We felt absolutely privileged to be guided by such an entertaining and experienced guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!
Trevor PearsonSouth Africa
Despite the pouring rain this was a wonderful tour Paolo was so informative about the whole area, both he and the driver went out of there way to show us as much as they could without us getting to wet. Paolo took us to a wonderful place for lunch which was very reasonable. When we are in Naples again we will definitely use Paolo as our Guide. Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!