Sandy SchusselUnited States
Valentina was our tour guide for our visit to Pompei. Her English was excellent and she was extremely knowledgeable. But what really made our tour special was her enthusiasm. With our permission, she took us on a tour of homes that were completely outside the usual tourist areas that had just been opened for view. It was fun for us to see these, but her excitement about seeing them herself for the first time was delightful. We highly recommend this tour guide. Sandy and Hannah Schussel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! So funny with you two! Hope to see you next time, with new experiences. I'll remember you forever. Hugsxxxx
Tudor ThomasUnited Kingdom
The tour was excellent and was thoroughly appreciated. Many thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you to you!!! I really appreciate your interest and...best wishes!
Excellent guide . Her knowledge of Pompei was excellent . Lovely personality and made Pompei a living place .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so my dear..:-)
Richard SmithSarasota, FL, United States
Valentina is a very capable and knowledgeable guide. She met us as planned and conducted the tour of Pompeii in a very efficient manner. The only problem is that there was too much ground to be covered in two hours, to allow time to do more than a quick look at the various sites, and not much time to ask questions or to take photographs. It felt very rushed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, thank you for the compliments and great rating. I am very sorry to hear that you felt rushed. Pompeii is so large and dense; An average tour of two hours, like the one you booked is sufficient to have a taste of it, but not enough for a deep insight. I normally push a little bit to fit more sites in the itinerary when I feel you'd like to see more. You should have at least let me know so that I would slow down for you to be able to ask questions and take pictures. Hope to see you again
Good tour that lasted about two hours which was plenty of time. Really hot in July, so be prepared with plenty of water. Expected to see the "field" where the bodies had been preserved in lava, but that was not on exhibit for some reason. Valentina knew her history and relayed it well back to our family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear...Hope you're all well. Hugs to your family!
Gordon BurnetUnited States
Valentina provided us excellent background and descriptions of the events and lifestyle at Pompeii. She made the visit to the site a fantastic experience for our group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear!! Nice and enjoyable the tour with you...
June StrawUnited Kingdom
Thankyou so much Valentina for a fantastic tour of Pompii, knowledgable, informative, and above all fun, we were a party of 5 and a baby of 9 months Valentina was patient and Kind finding shade and places to feed baby on route. Thankyou Valentina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-D Thank you and hugs to Charlie!
Pompeii is a unique place to visit and be prepared to visit a city, not only a archeological site. This tour should have been covered by Valentina, but unfortunately she fell sick just before our tour and she organized everything to have a new guide (David) to take us thru time and Pompeii. I would recommend to all to visit Pompeii with a private guide like David since there are so many details you will miss unless you are with a guide. We loved every moment of this tour with David.
Craig AverchUnited States
Valentina met us at Pompeii. Time was very limited and an elderly member of our group meant we could not make fast progress. Nevertheless Valentina gave us an excellent tour and we came away with a memorable insight into life at the time and the effects of the eruption. A great experience.
Debbie ShawUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: "it appeared that the extreme heat was too much for her"....dear Debbie, thank you for your comment. It gives me the chance to say: last July has be the third hottest one since the 1800s...I suffer low blood pressure..I'm very glad to know that even though, even in such bad and extreme conditions, I was at least "knowledgeble", when it was hard, very hard, for me even to breathe...I'm happy not to be an audioguide, but still a human being:-)
Jill Foxmunster, INDIANA, United States
Valentina was a fantastic guide and she had a lot to deal with in our foursome.We had one person 74 years old who could not walk far, one 13 year old who had a bit of 'attitude' going for half the tour, and a 15 year old who is very serious and silent. Not an easy group but Valentina was very professional, got their attention and taught them so much in that limited amount of time that ,will set them up to enjoy the rest of our trip in Italy. She set us up with a fabulous local eatery. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! It was so nice with you and your girls... so...we're meeting back next year then! Looking forward to meeting you soon:-)
Ashley I.United States
Valentina was great! We called at last minute and she contacted me promptly. My group loved it, she was very knowledgeable and pointed out other places/sites we should see at the end on our own. She was prompt, met us at the train. A very wonderful experience. Thanks!
Carmen d'AscendisUnited States
Valentina is an excellent guide. She is very knowledgable and amenable. Our children are 14 and 12 and Valentina managed to keep them engaged and curious. I would definitely book another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carmen, I'll always remember when we first met..and you're nice....female....looking! :-) Love to your family Hugsxxxx Valentina
Janet ChenUnited States
Santiago(Valentina's partner) was great. We are a group of 7 people with 3 seniors and 2 kids under 10. Also we had walking problems. Santiago organized a great trip and we were able to see a lot a Pompeii in one day. I would highly recommend Santiago as your tour guide.
A.j. RathbunUnited States
Valentina was a fantastic tour guide. She is amazingly knowledgeable about Pompei, and told us many interesting - and fun - things about the people, culture, history, art, and architecture of Pompei. She was entertaining as she was explaining things, very friendly and enjoyable, and her English is better than mine. She also was nice enough to come pick us up at our hotel, and told us about the surrounding area as well. I would suggest her as a tour guide to any friends/family traveling in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr/Mrs Rathbun, Thank you so much! Come back soon to visit new surprising sites! see you sooonnn:-)We had so much fun together and I still keep the photos of your socks!