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Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Pompeii-Italy by Tour Guide Paolo G. (Guide #14348)


Marie Hansen

Australia
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

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.

Susan Hutton

Wichita, KS, United States
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Tour: #208104, Pompeii and Capri shore excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

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.

Maureen C.

United States
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Tour: #208125, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

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.

Laura Ackerman-Shaw

United States
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Tour: #208125, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

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 Freidline

Midland, TX, United States
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Tour: #208756, Herculaneum and Archaeological museum tour for Roger Freidline, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

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 Wilde

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208125, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

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 Reeve

United Kingdom
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Tour: Pompeii, Full private tour - 4 hours by car from Naples for Johnatan Reeve, Sorrento, Campania, Italy
Date: Sep 4/18

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

Carin Walden

United States
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Tour: #231231, Pompei & Positano day tour from Rome, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 1/18

very knowledgable and interesting tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carin!

Susan Bennett

Canada
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist private transportation based for Susanne Bennet, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

Paolo is so knowledge and interesting!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Christopher Vollan

Canada
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

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

Andrew Kaskel

United States
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Tour: #208149, The best of Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

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 Winnerling

United States
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Tour: #208139, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

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 Rowley

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

Best tour guide we've ever had. Easy to understand and very knowledgable.

Claire Hookey

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

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 Landoch

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum walking tour with an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jul 24/18

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 Gibbons

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

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

Nanette Medved

Philippines
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast - Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 22/18

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!

Stuart Leibsohn

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum and wine tasting shore excursion led by an Archaeologist for Stuart Liebson, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

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 Chavez

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

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 McCartney

United States
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Tour: Pompeii in 3 hours with an archaeologist for Mike McCartney, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jul 13/18

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

Samantha O'Neill

Canada
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Tour: #208168, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

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 Louw

South Africa
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii 3 hrs tour led by an archaeologist for Lize Louw, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

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 Jennings

United States
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Tour: #208160, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento shore excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

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

John Phelan

Australia
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

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 Chmura

WISCONSIN, United States
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Tour: #207857, Pompeii and wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

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 Smith

Belton, SC, United States
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Tour: #208104, Pompeii and Capri shore excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

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 Kuziak

United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

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 Villalobos

Bellaire, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #208104, Pompeii and Capri shore excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

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 Landow

United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist - transportation based for Robyn Landow, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

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
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Tour: #220228, The National Archaeological Museum in Naples + Herculaneum for William Goodoff, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Concepcion Gonzalez

United States
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Tour: #208125, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/18

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
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast - Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/18

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

Melissa Black

Australia
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Tour: #208160, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento shore excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/18

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 Gustafson

United States
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Tour: #208114, Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an Archaeologist - from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/18

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
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Tour: Pompeii full day with transportation for Jocelyn James, Pompeii, Italy
Date: May 11/18

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 Morgan

United States
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Tour: #208129, Herculaneum Oplontis and Pompeii by train with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/18

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!

Halina Streng

Netherlands
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Tour: #208125, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/18

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 Brodsky

United States
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Tour: #208114, Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an Archaeologist - from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

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 Farrell

United States
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Tour: #208160, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento shore excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

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 Livesey

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208161, Pompeii full day walking tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

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 Nicholson

United States
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Tour: #208129, Herculaneum Oplontis and Pompeii by train with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/18

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 Bertaccini

United States
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Tour: #208125, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

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 Epstein

United States
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Tour: #208115, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius day tour from Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

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 Janicki

United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

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 Strangis

United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

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 Strauss

United States
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Tour: #208114, Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an Archaeologist - from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

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 Strader

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

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
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast - Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Amy Alper

United States
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Tour: #208114, Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an Archaeologist - from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

Amazing tour! Friendly, informative, and we learned so much

Gerard Esker

United States
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Tour: #208130, Pompeii and Herculaneum excursion led by an Arcaheologist- from Sorrento, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Paolo

David Patterson

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum Shore excursion with an archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Oct 28/17

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 Sturrock

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208161, Pompeii full day walking tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

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 Sturrock

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208756, Herculaneum Classic tour led by an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

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 Hintze

United States
Rating

Tour: #208139, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

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 Derrickson

United States
Rating

Tour: #208168, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

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
Rating

Tour: #208167, Pompeii 3hrs tour with transportation, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

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

Denis Dare

Australia
Rating

Tour: #208161, Pompeii full day walking tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

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!

Denis Dare

Australia
Rating

Tour: #208756, Herculaneum Classic tour led by an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

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 Scheel

United States
Rating

Tour: #208161, Pompeii full day walking tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

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 Pobar

United States
Rating

Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

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 Pillow

Dallas, TEXAS, United States
Rating

Tour: #208139, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars rating

Barbara Lee

United States
Rating

Tour: #208155, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento shore excursion from Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

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 Vere

United States
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Tour: #208115, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius day tour from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

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
Rating

Tour: #208115, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius day tour from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

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 Muscat

United States
Rating

Tour: Capri day tour, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Sep 25/17

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 Allen

Aurora, CO, United States
Rating

Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum Shore excursion from Rome for Camelia Allen, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Sep 24/17

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 Wiginton

United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist + transportation, for Kyle Wiginton, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

Phenomenal tour - well paced and great information. Strongly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Lynne Barton

Italy
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist with Transport for Lynne Barton, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

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!

Robyn Perren

Australia
Rating

Tour: #208139, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

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 Prevett

United States
Rating

Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Frances Carter

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #208756, Herculaneum Classic tour led by an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

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 Carter

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #208161, Pompeii 5 hrs walking tour led by an archaeologist for Frances Carter, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

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!

Elizabeth Greive

Spain
Rating

Tour: #208130, Pompeii and Herculaneum excursion led by an Arcaheologist- from Sorrento, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

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!

Lucia Hill

Australia
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast - Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

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 McKenna

United States
Rating

Tour: #208756, Herculaneum Classic tour led by an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

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 Stedman

United States
Rating

Tour: #208114, Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an Archaeologist - from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

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 Holme

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208125, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

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 Pearson

South Africa
Rating

Tour: #208155, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento shore excursion from Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

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!

Penny N.

United States
Rating

Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum Shore excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Aug 31/17

My husband and I have used Tours By Locals many times and Paolo was one of the best tour guides we have used. He was very interesting, knowledgeable, and engaging. Paolo is also a licensed archaeologist, so he was able to make history "come alive". We had been to Pompeii two times before and Paolo showed us places that we had not seen. I highly recommend his services. The transfer from the ship to Pompeii and Herculaneum was also excellent. The driver was friendly and courteous.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Penny!

Susan Vaughan

United States
Rating

Tour: #207724, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast - Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

Luigi our driver was fun and knowledgeable and took us to Sorrento first then we met Paolo at Pompeii. He started with us knowing not too much about the area and told the story from the start, painting an amazing picture of who lived here, how they lived and how they died. He inspired our 14 and 18 year old so much they want to return and spend longer, not their usual reaction to "piles of rocks" Stay longer than the typical 2 hour Pompeii tour; only regret is not spending more time here with Paolo!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan!

Rodrigo Galvao

Brazil
Rating

Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

Paolo is a total star and really brings alive the history and life in Pompeii. Totally recommend it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Aaron Smith

United States
Rating

Tour: #208139, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

It was worth it for Paolo at Pompeii, he was fantastic! Maybe the best tour guide I've ever had anywhere, and I've had a bunch. He brought Pompeii to life with all of the in depth knowledge and enthusiasm of someone who chose archaeology as their profession. Can not recommend him more highly! The only knock I'll give is the "tour" portion really only includes Pompeii, the driver was really nice and gave us good suggestions but the time in Positano and Sorrento is really on your own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review, I had a wonderful time as well! Paolo.

Melissa Shaw

United States
Rating

Tour: #208114, Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an Archaeologist - from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

Paulo was an exceptional guide of Pompeii and Herculaneum. As a working archeologist, his tour felt like a college level lecture. He is an expert in the local area, archeology, and Roman history. He has an intimate knowledge of the sites from working in them, and provided details about many fascinating extras that other guides walked right by. While the tour was packed with knowledge, he had a gift for drawing our 10-year-old back in when he looked disengaged. He makes history exciting for any age!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Melissa! Really happy to see you enjoyed your tour!

Phillip D.

United States
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Tour: #208139, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Paolo is a "must book"! I have visited Pompeii 5 times ... starting with my first visit in the late 50's. I learned SO much more about Pompeii and the surrounding 4 destroyed cities on this tour than all combined in the past. Paolo is not only a professional archeologist, but as the 4 ladies in our group pointed out ... "Easy on the eyes"! The drive along the coast was SPECTACTULAR! This was the ONLY tour out of 5 on this trip that had an internet connection! This is a sure bet tour! THANKS!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Phillip! Hope to have you back in Italy for other tours together!

Tracey W.

Australia
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast - Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

Pompeii was the highlight of our day on the Amalfi Coast. Paolo is so passionate about his craft and he was able to make our group interested in all aspects of the site. It was a very hot day and Paolo ensured that we were comfortable throughout our tour. Before we entered the site Paolo gave us a detailed introduction in what we were seeing and an outline of what had occurred during history. If the tour had ended then it would have been worth it. Great tour, excellent guide and professional company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very happy to read your words of appreciation: thank you very much!

Sandra B.

United States
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Tour: #208139, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Paolo gave us an extensive tour with detailed explanation of Pompeii. We choose Paolo because he is an active archeologist. Our choice was spot on! He did an absolutely amazing job! Our driver Dino was equally fantastic, picked us up on time, drove us around the Amalfi coast, visiting the villages with explanation of the area and plenty of time to tour, shop and eat lunch. You WILL not be disappointed with Paolo or Dino! This is our second time to use Tours by Locals and now first choice always!

David Toof

United States
Rating

Tour: #231231, Pompei & Positano day tour from Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Paolo was great, informative and personable. Our driver Roberto was punctual and personable...he suggested a fabulous restaurant overlooking Positano...great meal!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David!

Anna Powell

Australia
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Tour: #208129, Herculaneum Oplontis and Pompeii by train with an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Paolo was a fantastic guide. Very friendly, with excellent English, and SO knowledgeable. As an archaeologist, his knowledge and passion for the sites we visited was absolutely excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you nice words Anna!

Steffen Lauster

United States
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Tour: #208149, The best of Naples with the Archaeological Museum for Lauster, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

Great tour of the highlights of Naples. We got a great impression of the city, saw the art highlights and had a great tour of the Archeaological Museum.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Steffen Lauster

United States
Rating

Tour: #208125, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

We had a wonderful day with Paolo visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum. He is extremely knowledgeable and seems to be at the top of his field given his excavation work at Stabia. He made the tour very enjoyable for the whole family (including my three teenagers) and was able to connect with everybody.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Steffen!

Karen Lavallen

United States
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Tour: #208115, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius day tour from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

Paulo was absolutely fantastic!! We had one day to spend in Pompeii and he truly made this ancient city come to life for us. His knowledge of the city and surrounding area really helped us to appreciate the story of the city and its people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!!!

Lisa Giardino

United States
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Tour: #208104, Pompeii and Capri shore excursion for Lisa Giardino, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

Paolo was amazing! His knowledge about Pompei and its surrounding areas was tremendous. We were so enraptured by him and were astonished to have a true archaeologist as our guide. When we return the area, we will not hesitate to book another tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lisa!

Janice Lisi

United States
Rating

Tour: Pompeii in 2 hours with an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jun 15/17

Paolo conducted an informative, professional, and thoroughly enjoyable tour of the Pompeii site. We would encourage anyone to engage Paolo who wanted to really understand what happened there due to the eruption of Vesuvius and how the people lived during their day-to-day lives. We would certainly hire him again if and when we could return to the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Janice!

Melissa Rose Boyle

United States
Rating

Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

This tour rocks, and Paolo rocks yet more. Seriously, this is by far better than the larger group tours. Paolo has personally unearthed some parts of Pompeii and his expertise and passion show in the little extra details and the depth of knowledge displayed. He delivers information and background in a way that rivets adults and kids alike. In short, take this tour, you will be glad you did.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Melissa!

David Diamond

Omaha, NE, United States
Rating

Tour: Pompeii in 3 hours with an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jun 12/17

Pablo was outstanding! He filled in on late notice for a colleague who had a family emergency, and we felt fortunate that we were able to spend our day with him. He is extremely knowledgeable, an archeologist by training, but guided us in a very accessible way. Thank you Paolo for a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Ron Hindman

United States
Rating

Tour: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius walking tour, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jun 8/17

Paolo was wonderful. If he is available, request him. Paolo has his doctorate in archeology; his specialty is the Pompeii/Mt. Vesuvius area and his knowledge was limitless as were his communication skills (English). He anticipated our questions and provided colorful, descriptive answers. His approach was personal and, appropriately humorous. He appealed to the 70 year olds among us and the 12 year olds (there were 14 of us). He cared about our comfort and even stayed an extra hour with us. Fantastic!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ron!

Michele Flynn

United States
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Tour: #208756, Herculaneum Classic tour led by an Archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Paolo was a amazing. We had a fabulous day. He was well spoken, articulate, informative and fun. He moved through the site at a good clip for us and told many wonderful stories to help us get a wonderful sense of context. We would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to tour Herculaneum.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your fabulous comment! Grazie..

Peter Messina

United States
Rating

Tour: Pompeii in 3 hours with an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jun 5/17

Very knowledgeable and thorough. He was excited about his craft and made the tour very enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

John Funderburgh

United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic tour led by an archaeologist, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Paolo is a working archeologist at Pompeii and is clever, funny and fun to be around. We loved our tour and can't imagine who could have painted a more vivid picture of the life and events at Pompeii in 79AD and the proceeding 8 thousand years. Thanks Paolo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot John!

Tony La Barbiera

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Naples full day for La Barbiera, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jun 2/17

We had an amazing day in Pompeii and Naples. Spending the day with Paolo was like spending it with a good friend. He was a very friendly host and his knowledge of Pompeii and the Vesuvian eruption was extremely high. He knows Pompeii as well as anyone. Also, the time we spent in Naples was great. He hit all of the hot spots. The entire day was very professionally run, from the on-time pickup to the on-time drop off. You will not be disappointed! Great tour, thank you very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Tony!