Alison ReedUnited States
This review is long overdue! My 73 year old mother, her 72 year old friend, my 47 year old brother and my 44 year old self had a wonderful time in Naples in October 2017 with Simona! We love to eat. Simona took us to a variety of places to sample local fare. We most enjoyed the restaurant she took us to specializing in ragu. It was one of the best meals I've ever eaten! We also enjoyed highlights of the city along the way. Simona is an excellent guide and a lovely person! Come hungry and enjoy your tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alison, yes it was a very nice day with the five of you along Naples' streets...and in its hidden yummy corners (for insiders), I loved your lively company! I am now happy to read again from you, and to know that you remember about me while you are having a Neapolitan pizza....but you are now aware, it is absolutely not the same as in Naples!
We had a great tour with Simona, who was very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating, and generous with her time. She gave us a valuable new insight into Naples (including some great food experiences!), and we appreciate that very much - many thanks, Simona! We would highly recommend the tour to anyone wanting an enjoyable and stimulating visit to Naples.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Philip, thank you, it's a delight for me to read how you appreciated the tour and the day in Naples. Thank you for everything!
Superb food tour sprinkled with historical facts! We loved our visit to tiny church and (ex) living quarters of 18th c. fertility saint M. Francesca, amidst vibrantly chaotic Spanish District. Ancestral ambiance, self-punishment relics, "miracle fertility chair". We interacted with local merchants and tasted HEAVENLY specialty coffee, the most peculiar dishes (pig tripe with lemon, anyone?!), finest pizza/pasta Napoli has to offer! We recommend Simona to anyone looking for an informative and fun tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this intriguing review, Annabelle! It was a really pleasant tour for me too, with such an interested family in both our food and heritage, having fun myself with the four of you!
Brandon SchenkUnited States
Simona was absolutely amazing and incredibly accommodating to my mother and me. We started the day thinking we were getting a private food tour, but we received so much more including history of Naples, interesting locations, great food, and great recommendations and advice on other trips (Simona helped us navigate things to do on Capri). The food selections were native to the area and the highest quality. It was delicious and the addition of her amazing company made it even more remarkable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I must thank you, Brandon and your mother for the lovely day together, And once more for your wonderful review! Take care
Monica BeanUnited States
What a wonderful way to experience Naples, with a true Neopolitan! Simona provided a wonderful tour for me. A real "foodie", she was truly informed on local cuisine and had wonderful relationships with the vendors. We wandered the streets and markets, tasted the food, explored the monuments and often interacted with the locals. I felt like a real Neopolitan! Simona was very knowledgable and way to be with. She made a sometimes intimidating city feel manageable and friendly. 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Monica, thank you so much for this excellent review. It was a real pleasure for me to show you my hometown from an insider point of view, and I am happy that this came through and was appreciated by you. Thank you again!