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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
John RowleyUnited States
Best tour guide we've ever had. Easy to understand and very knowledgable.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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!
Anthony PrevettUnited States
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Excellent guide, knowledgeable well worth the trip to Pompeii
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Paolo did a great job. A professional and enthusiastic guide.
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