Molly WalleriusUnited States
Paolo was an amazing guide. Our group was a well traveled one, and we all agreed Paolo was the best guide/tour we had ever had. He was super informative, fun and engaging. Visiting these sites with Paolo enhanced the experience 100 %. The restaurant he recommended for lunch was phenomenal. And our driver and van were great. If you're on the fence, just hire Paolo-you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Molly for your feedback . Your comment is lovely It was a pleasure to share our time in Pompeii and Herculaneum I hope to see you again for another tour. Best regards Paolo
An outstanding tour, probably the highlight of our cruise. Paolo really communicated the significance of Pompei, how it happened, how people lived, how it is being excavated, and lots of other great info. The weather at Amalfi was not ideal but we got to see the highlights of this area. Lunch suggestion was fantastic. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mark for your feedback ! I'm sorry about the weather in Amalfi coast, unfortunately winter is coming in the area. I hope to see you again for another tour in the area. Do not hesitate to contact me again All the best Paolo
Daniel RossUnited States
Paolo was an exceptional guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, flexible, friendly, sensitive and a brilliant communicator. We spent two amazing days with Paolo, the first in Pompeii/Herculaneum and the second in Paestum and feel extremely fortunate and grateful to have had him as our guide. We have been traveling all over the world for many years with many guides from Tours by Locals, and he may be the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot ! Your review means a lot to me.
This is one of the best tours I have ever been on. Paolo was very knowledgeable, personable and an excellent communicator. He brought Pompeii and Herculaneum to life. I don't believe there could be a better tour guide for these sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John for your feedback I hope to see you again! Best regards Paolo
Gary BlakeUnited States
Once again Paolo helped make our trip to the Amalfi coast! He is knowledgeable, friendly and very easy going. He was on OUR agenda not his and therefore allowed us the input to see the things that were most important to us PLUS he knew us and knew what we liked and because of that we were able experience even more than we had imagined. Paolo is a MUST!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gary for your super feedback! It was a super huge pleasure to be your guide in the area I hope to see you again !
Paolo was fantastic, very passionate and knowledgeable in regards to Pompei. He provided us with a unique insight into the history & excavation of the site. This personal tour with an archeologist is a great way to get the most out of a Pompei visit. Highly recommended. Paolo made our experience one to remember. Rob Jenkins Australia 30 Sep 2019
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very muchg Rob. Looking forward to meeting you again..
Gary BlakeUnited States
Paolo is the best! He paints a picture of life in the city prior to the eruption with his descriptions and his knowledge is amazing. The tour is not only informative but he makes it enjoyable. We have used Paolo before and certainly will use him again any time we are in Italy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Gary. I'm looking forward to meet you again in the area ! We have still so much to explore !
James StoneUnited States
Terrific in every way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James...
My husband and my two young boys took this tour a week ago. It was fabulous. We were picked up from our port and driven by an excellent driver. Paolo our guide was amazing. He was passionate about the explanations he provided and was extremely knowledgeable. He interacted really well with our ten year olds and involved them and answered their questions. I would wholeheartedly recommend him for anyone interested in booking such a tour b
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback and review. It was a pleaseure to be your guide and I'm so glad you liked your staying in Pompeii and Herculaneum with me. Hope to see you again soon!
Judith MillerTucson, AZ, United States
Excellent, professional service by both the guide, Paolo, and our driver. Friendly, thoughtful and helpful in many ways. Paolo is extremely knowledgeable and gave us so much interesting insight into these ancient cities. Can't say enough wonderful things about our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Judith ! Hope to see you again!
A very well organised and informative tour of Herculaneum with Paolo, both in planning and on the day. I was able to see all the important buildings and learn a lot about how the people lived (and sadly died). I believe having the insights of a professional was definitely an advantage. Logistics were also very well managed. Andreas was on time and managed the Naples traffic and the long winding drive up to Vesuvius brilliantly. My thanks to the team, the tour definitely met my expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Dora for your great feedback It was a great pleasure to be your guide . I hope to see you again for another tour! Do not hesitate to write me ! Best regards Paolo
Lisa SchmidtUnited States
Paolo was a fantastic guide. You are lucky to get him! He is an archeologist by profession and is currently doing research on Pompeii and another city destroyed by the eruption. He engaged all 4 of my kids, including my 13-year old boy. He showed us things we never would have known had we been on our own. Even with the heat, he never slowed down! We had a fantastic tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Leona YeeUnited States
Paolo was both very knowledgable and a pleasure to spend the day with. He was able to bring the city to life for us. His communication skills were excellent. I would recommend him as a guide without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leona! Hope to see you again!
Kristin PungUnited States
Paolo was FANTASTIC! He was met us on time as arranged and was very engaging with our 2 kids (ages 9 and 11). He showed us details of the sight that we never would have found on our own (or with another guide). While we were w/him, another guide stopped him to state "your tours are always the best!" He's not only intimately knowledgeable about Pompeii, but also the other sights in the area - providing wonderful detail to life in the area at large during the time of the eruption. Would 100% recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kristin , your feedback is super! Have a great holiday! Best regards Paolo
Heather SutphinUnited States
Paolo was so knowledgeable and engaging! We had a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Heather! Hope to see you again!
Christine MillerUnited States
Paulo was an excellent tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and provided interesting information regarding all of the places we visited. I would highly recommend any tour with Paulo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine. Lovely feedback it was a pleasure to be your guide
Russell 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.IL, 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 LeibsohnCalabasas, CA, United 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
Hendrik Albertyn 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!