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
Aaron SmithUnited States
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.
Phillip DavisUnited States
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!
Sandra B.United States
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!
Charles Michael BrillUnited States
OUR guide, Paolo with "Pompeii In" is an actual archaeologist working on the historic sights of the four cities buried by Mount Veuvius in 79AD. He was a fount of information, shared his love of history and archaeology and being a small group it was easier to move from location to location within the city. I have been to Pompeii earlier on a cruise vacation with a large group: what a difference with a really good guide and a small group. Paolo is the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave me a review It was a pleasure to meet you and have a tour with you!