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.
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.
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
Concepcion GonzalezUnited States
We could not have been happier with the tour by Paolo! We were a party of 6 visiting Pompeii and Herculeum. Paolo was on early at our meeting point at 10:00 am. He spoke clearly and answered all of our questions thoroughly. We learned so much from this tour. Paolo's energy level never waivered even during a long hot day through both locations all the way to about 4:00pm. I highy recommend Paolo for any tour. Thank you, Paolo!!! Connie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Conception, thank you so much for your rewarding and positive message. I hope to see you soon in Pompeii! Paolo
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
Donna BertacciniUnited States
I purchased my husband a 5 1/2 hour tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum with Paolo as our guide. Our 16 year old daughter and I joined them. I can not express how valuable and joyful Paolo made the experience for us all! His English is fluent and knowledge of these cities is deep and extraordinary! (He is an archeologist.) Our daughter said she thought the experience would be boring but she found it utterly fascinating. Paolo was patient, funny, warm, and exceedingly friendly. He's phenomenal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Donna. Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback. I'm glad your daughter loved this experience and not got boring, the best for me. Hope to see you again for another tour All the best Paolo
Ann HolmeUnited Kingdom
Paolo provided the most perfect day for a reluctant teenager and two very keen adults! By the end of the most wonderful day we were all totally enthralled with Paolo's exclusive titbits of information that only a thoroughly experienced guide could add to a comprehensive tour. We felt absolutely privileged to be guided by such an entertaining and experienced guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!
Steffen LausterUnited States
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!
Marc GelorminoUnited States
We took the Pompeii & Herculaneum Walking tour with Paolo recently which was absolutely fantastic. We highly recommend Paolo as a guide. We really appreciated being able to ask complex questions about these fascinating sites and receive reliable and in-depth answers from Paolo. Sure, you can certainly find a guide at the gate or walk through Pompeii and Herculaneum on your own, but if you are looking for something special, informative, and memorable, consider Paolo as you tour guide. Truly excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marc!
Andrea DonfeldUnited States
Paolo's expertise with the history and archeology of Pompeii and Herculanium made the tour so informative, clear, memorable and fun. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed our four hour tour and raved about Paolo's ability to share his love of the sites we visited. I couldn't recommend him more highly as a tour guide and hope he can guide us to other parts of Italy in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Paolo is a first class example of the merits in taking a tours-by-locals. He was able to weave his way through the crowds like a magician and take us to key interest points that we watched the passing throng miss - it reflected his in-depth understanding and obvious expertise. We were made to feel very special as we got our seemingly unique perspective on life 2000 years ago. This tour should be on everyone's to-do list if they are going to Pompei and Herculaneum.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much