Paula SchandelUnited States
Emiliano was absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgeable and articulate. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Paula, it was a huge pleasure for me too!
Joanne DuncanUnited States
Emiliano was able to get us into Pompeii early and we did not have to battle the crowds til the end of our tour. He knew so much about the area and brought to life the times of these people and their final days before the volcanic eruption. We then were able to travel along the Amalfi coast and have lunch in Ravello. It was a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Joanne! Hope to see you soon again!
Glenn ParksUnited States
Emiliano was wonderful and made Pompeii a memorable visit. Everyone knows him and it felt like we were with the guy. He knew his stuff. The driver was who made the day. Demetris got us to Mount Vesuvius and we were the first people there and it was still cool. After Pompeii, he took us to a beautiful church in the city he grew up in. Then a quick stop by a KFC for a picture: it is a thing we do for fun all around the world. He was having fun and makes a tour incredible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your super review ! Hope to see you again!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Anna K.United States
Emiliano is a passionate guide. Our family of six (11 and 15 y.o. kids and their grandparents) enjoyed the 2hr tour with him. If you go in summer, do try to go as early in the morning as possible. If traveling by car, the parking next to 'Zeus Camping' is the closest to the entrance. I would recommend to wear sporty sandals or sneakers for the site and bring water.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Erin SmithUnited States
Fantastic tour by a very knowledgeable guide. Funny and factual. Definitely consider him if you are touring Pompeii!! It's like getting the "insiders' guide"....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Emiliano was an amazing guide. His knowledge about Pompei was astonishing. His English was excellent. I would highly recommend him. We also went to a wine tasting in the area. Amazing food, amazing wines Our driver Francesco was also amazing. He negotiated the Amalfi coast like a pro. He was pleasant and easy to talk to
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rosalie thanks a lot for your nice review!
Francesco our driver was absolutely amazing. He drove the Amalfi coast navigation those small roads like a pro. His explanations of various sites were fabulous. He suggested a restaurant in Ravello was a mom and pop place who grew their own veggies,and it was amazing. He stopped along the way to let us take amazing pictures and always found the right place. I recommend him for a driver on the Amalfi coast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Rosalie Thank you very much for your great feedback. I will forward it to Francesco too! I hope to see you again , do not hesitate to contact me when you'll be again in the area Best regards Emiliano
Tiffany M.United States
Emiliano and his team were incredible. Our flight was delayed and then we had to deal with lost luggage, but they patiently waited to pick us up and take us to Herculanium. Emiliano knows so much about history and what we saw in Pompeii and Herculanium, he explained things that we would have never even noticed on our own. The drivers we had were professional and kind. We will definitely book again if we come back to the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tiffany! I'm looking forward to meet you again for another tour! Do not hesitate to contact me! Have a great holiday!
Mary RoehmTravelers Rest, SC, United States
Emiliano was very knowledgable and personable. He showed us the highlights of Pompeii and did a wonderful job of explaining. He worked hard to keep us in the shadeas much as possible (very hot out). Would recommend him for your Pompeii guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary for your feedback ! I hope to see you again Regards Emiliano
Karl SchmidtUnited States
We had a wonderful time on our Pompeii, Positano, and Sorrento trip. Views were amazing and our driver was wonderful and informative. We were able to arrange a lunch at a winery near Pompeii....what a delightful meal....if you are a foodie...be sure to ask about it. Pompeii is simply fascinating...and our guide Emiliano was excellent at bringing history to life. He is very professional and knowledgeable and we had a wonderful tour of Pompeii. This was truly an amazing day...do not hesitate to book a tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad you liked your tour Karl! Thank you so much for your great feedback! Best regards Emiliano
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your appreciacion.
Adrian JohnCardiff, United Kingdom
This was an excellent Tour. My wife & I were met at the quay in Amalfi by the driver who was friendly & informative during the 1 hour drive to Pompeii where we met Emiliano. He was great & had a real passion for his subject. Much had changed since we last visited Pompeii 30 years ago & nearly all that we were shown by Emiliano was new to us. His explanations and descriptions were first class & really helped us understand what we were looking at. We thoroughly recommend Emiliano & Tours By Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Adrian! I am happy you had an enjoyable time exploring Pompeii with me as your guide.
Parul BlizzardUnited States
Emiliano arranged for an amazing tour of Vesuvius and Pompeii. He arranged for a car to pick us up from our hotel in Positano and drive us to Vesuvius (where we hiked to the top), take us to lunch at a wonderful restaurant, and then meet him at Pompeii. While in Pompeii Emiliano was able to walk our family through this amazing ancient city and provide vivid details of what life must have been like back then. His knowledge of the ancient times and the city were remarkable. We loved all of the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paul for your great feedback! Hope to see you again!
Amanda KellerUnited States
Emiliano made our day at Pompei absolutely phenomenal. We loved his passion and love for the archaeological site. He was a very popular man saying hi to almost all the guides we passed...in our minds this was a plus! He answered all our questions without judgement and was beyond knowledgeable. He was a gem! Do yourself a favor and tour Pompei with Emiliano, he will take you back in time and make you envision the life that was once Pompei.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Amanda Thank you very much for your great feedback I hope to see you again for another your Best wishes you all! Emiliano
Ellen JacobsonUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Emiliano, he is both knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Stuart GoldbergUnited States
Nathan HawleyUnited States
Emiliano designed this private tour for us so that we could visit a small town from which some of my ancestors emigrated. Emiliano arranged for a private car and driver, and deftly guided us around the town. We stopped at the city hall and he was able to get some additional documentation for us. He was quite persistent in tying to get access to the church where my ancestors were married. Although he was unsuccessful, we had a great time. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to do a similar tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Thank you very much for your feedback I hope to see you again in Pompeii area for another tour Best regards Emiliano
Jackie IsmailUnited States
Emiliano was a wonderful guide for us as we explored Pompeii. He is extremely knowledgeable about Pompeii at the time it was thriving city, the eruption, and everything that has happened since. He took time to answer all of our questions and made sure we got the most of our 2 hours with him. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Emiliano.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jackie Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Pompeii Hope to see you again Best regards Emiliano
Joanne B.Southbury, CT, United States
Emiliano is a true gentleman and a knowledgeable guide. He shares his love of Pompeii and his interest in it's history with enthusiasm and great detail. In our very brief time he gave us a thorough look at the "how, when, where, and why?" of this amazing excavation. He took time to answer all of our questions and has an obvious love of his subject matter - top knot guide! Fascinating tour!! .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback! It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Pompeii! I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Emiliano
Linda OConnorUnited States
Emiliano was a fabulous guide. He was knowledgable and very considerate of the needs of our group. Emiliano gave us a tremendous amount of information without us feeling overwhelmed. Our group of six would highly reccomend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kevin! Thank you so much for your beautiful words! Hope to see you again! Best regards EMiliano
Olga BroggerUnited States
We had a tour with Emiliano and Francesco. They both are knowledgeable and professional. Emiliano provided an excellent tour of Pompeo. He answered all questions and provided a complete commentary of our tour. Francesco gave an excellent driving tour of the region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback ! bEST REGARDS EMILIANO
Dominick CamastroUnited States
Fantastic is all I can say. We had 17 family members with 2 guides, Paulo, and Monica. They were absolutely brilliant. My family could not stop talking about them. We were hoping it would be a good guided tour, but it exceeded all expectations. I actually cannot say enough about the tour to give credit they deserve. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Dominick for your wonderfull feedback! Best regards Emiliano
Sonia Alcantarilla MedinaUnited States
Last week we had a fantastic 3 hour guided tour of Pompeii. Our guide, Emiliano, who is originally from Pompeii and a trained archeologist, was not only very knowledgeable about Pompeii but is also extremely engaging and personable, especially when dealing with a heterogeneous group which included adults, teenagers, and an eight year old. Our large family was continuously enthralled with Emiliano's many stories and off-the-beaten-track visits to hidden places not normally seen by tourists. Great visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sonia.
John PacielloUnited States
Emiliano was GREAT! He was very knowledgeable and personable. My family (group of 9) loved him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much John for your beautiful words! I'm glad you liked the tour! I hope to see you again for another tour. Best regards Emiliano
Blaine MasonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Blaine for your 5 stars rating Hope to see you again in Pompeii! Best regards Emiliano
Srivatsan ChetlurUnited States
Folks - If there is a rating more than 5 stars, I would have given that to Emiliano. Emailed me before I booked clearly explaining what is in store, what to expect and what can be fine tuned to fit my requirements. I changed the plan and asked Emiliano to pick me from the airport and he readily obliged. Saved a lot of time by doing so. Everything was covered as planned and I could write a book on Pompeii and Vesuvius. Extremely Knowledgeable and I could not have asked for anything more. Excellent trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Vatsan, was nice to meet you!
Joe BuckleyUnited States
Emiliano was incredibly knowledgeable about Pompeii. He was easy and fun to tour with as well!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot :-)
Elaine CummingsUnited States
Emilio was a wonderful guide for our trip to Pompei, and shared many stories about the region and history. He makes it come alive with his enthusiasm and expertise. I highly recommend his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Elaine for your beautiful feedback! I was very glad to be your guide in Pompeii. Hope to see you again All the best Emiliano
Wade LambleUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks