Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Pompeii Italy by Tour Guide Ilaria M. (Guide #16388)


Dennis Stick

United States
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Tour: #279541, A day in Naples and Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Ilaria is an excellent guide. We wanted to return to Pompeii after many years and also see Napoli so she provided a customized tour. We toured some of the newer excavations of Pompeii and they were very interesting. We also appreciated her comments and observations. Afterward, we toured Many of the key places in Napoli while we still had our driver with us. Then Ilaria walked to the castle with us and we stopped for coffee and pastries. A perfect day. Very organized.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dennis, what a nice day I had with you! I really appreciate your enthusiasm and your interest for my city and Pompeii. Thank you very much for your kind words. Ciao!

Edward Goldman

United States
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Tour: Tour of Positano Sorrento and Herculaenum, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Jul 29/18

Nicole Miller Bertini

Canada
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Tour: #279106, Pompeii, the Buried city, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

The tour by Ilaria was excellent and we were sorry when it ended. She is very knowledgeable and put up with all our interruptions and answered our every one of our questions. Her English is great and easy to understand. Despite the heat, we couldn't believe how fast the time flew by. Since we could only see a small part of the large site, we plan go back in the future to see the rest. It was a worthwhile investment to have a guide and skip the long lines! We highly recommend this amazing tour of Pompei.

Deena Babigian

United States
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Tour: #279541, A day in Naples and Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

A perfect day experiencing Naples and Pompeii with a group of 11. We had an excellent tour with Ilaria as our guide. Ilaria was fantastic ! She is a very knowledgeable, nice and wonderful guide. Would strongly recommend Ilaria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Deena! I tried to show you the best of my city and Pompeii and I'm glad to know I passed on you this passion. Enjoy your holiday. All the best!

John R Hughes

United States
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Tour: #279159, Positano Sorrento and Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Yuting Chang

Taiwan
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Tour: #279106, Pompeii, the Buried city, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Ilaria was very knowledgeable and engaging. She introduced to us Pompeii in and entertaining way filled with stories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Ralph Holland

United States
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Tour: #279159, Positano Sorrento and Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Guide was very knowledgeable, good communicator, accommodating and kind. I would highly recommend her!

Adam Klym

Canada
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Tour: #279107, The Ancient Herculaneum, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Ilaria was very accommodating even though we arrived late, she gave us as much time as she could even though she didn't need to. My family learned a great deal about Herculaneum and it showed that Ilaria was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the site. If you don't have hours to walk around Pompeii this was a great place to visit and I highly recommend a guide (like Ilaria) to get the full experience.

Michael Hughes

United States
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Tour: #289912, Capri the Blue island, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Ilaria was an excellent guide. She expedited our way onto the boat to Capri and then onto the boat tour around Capri. She knows the ins and outs of how things work. She gave us correct information about the waiting time for getting into the Blue Grotto when the tour boat was trying to get us to skip going in by saying it was a 2 hour wait. Ilaria estimate of 30 minutes was spot on. She had extensive knowledge of the sites we saw. An absolutely wonderful day,

Debra Wright

United States
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Tour: #279542, Special Tour of Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Ilaria was fantastic at giving our family a tailored tour that I, using a mobility scooter, could navigate. She gave us a good sense of the immense town and the people that lived there. Extremely knowledgeable and her English was perfect. Although it was a very rainy and windy day, she gave us a fantastic tour and even made sure we got back to our vehicle safely. We enjoyed her so much that we booked another tour in Naples with her.

Glen Laffoon

United States
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Tour: #279541, A day in Naples and Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/18

I highly recommend Ilaria to anyone looking for a guide to Pompeii and/or Naples. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and is amazingly pleasant. She guided us through the crowds in Pompeii, showing us the sights and sharing the amazing stories. In Naples, Ilaria took us on a tour of the historic district. She went above and beyond my expectations. Always happy to take family photos of us, plus she knows some incredible coffee and gelato places. We had an awesome day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Glen I tried to do my best and at the same time I had a lot of fun with you! I really hope to meet you and your incredible family again. Keep in touch!

Susan F.

Omaha, NE, United States
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Tour: #279542, Special Tour of Pompeii with transportation, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Ilaria was a great guide and my family really enjoyed our personalized tour of Pompeii. Since we were coming in on a cruise ship, we asked Ilaria to arrange transportation to pick us up from the cruise port and she was waiting for us with a driver when we got off the ship. Overall, Ilaria was very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely book another tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan!

Janet Piccolomini

United States
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Tour: #289912, Capri the Blue island, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

A very special thank you to Ilaria for making our day in Capri so unbelievably amazing for Jack and I. We really enjoyed the tour but mostly we enjoyed your company!!! Until we meet again CIAO!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janet! Look forward to meeting you and Jack again! A big hug

James Petura

Canada
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Tour: #279107, The Ancient Herculaneum, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Ilaria was a gem! Excellent historical knowledge, very easy to understand,made Ercolano come alive for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful words! It was a pleasure to meet you. Come back soon!

Julie Litoff

United States
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Tour: #279107, The Ancient Herculaneum, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

Iliana was extremely knowledgeable and she presented the information in a well organized manner. Iliana took us through Herculaneum, and was she was talking about something, it was then demonstrated with something we were directly passing by. I would highly recommend Iliana to anyone as the tour time flew by. She was super nice and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!!!

Felicia Schneberg

United States
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Tour: #279564, Pompeii and Herculaneum walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Ilaria was extremely accommodating in working with our time frame and emailing us back and forth even before we left the USA. She was very knowledgable and spoke English beautifully. She picked and chose the most and best things to see in each of the locations so as not to overwhelm us but to give us the flavor of the experience. She even allowed us the time to have a picnic lunch in between the different tours and accompanied us on the train home. We would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Felicia. I had a wonderful day with you all!

Ilyssa Sena

United States
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Tour: #279542, Tour of Pompeii with transportation service, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

Ilaria was incredibly knowledgeable and really enhanced our experience in Pompeii. We very much enjoyed learning about the ruins and the history of Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ilyssa I had a really nice time with you!

Simona de Ciutiis

Sweden
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Tour: #279564, Pompeii and Herculaneum walking tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

We spent a fantastic day with Ilaria at Pompei. She is very knowledgeable and also have the competence to engage all of us, children and adults. I am highly recommending Ilaria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simona I really enjoyed the day we spent together and your sons are adorable! Look forward to meeting you again. A big hug Ilaria

Anna Lorenz

United States
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Tour: #279564, Pompeii and Herculaneum walking tour with chauffeured service, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

Our family of 4 spent a fantastic day in Pompeii and Herculaneum with Ilaria. She was kind, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about the subject matter as well as the logistics of getting to, from, and around the sites. Our 10-year-old was riveted and tells everyone it was the highlight of our 2 weeks in Italy. My husband and I studied ancient history and architecture at the postgraduate level, and we learned a lot too.

Mary Vickers

United States
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Tour: #279106, Pompeii, the Buried city, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

Our group enjoyed our afternoon with Ilaria. She was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting for us. She was very accommodating and friendly. We highly recommend her!

Carolyln TeStrake

United States
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Tour: #279106, Pompeii, the Buried city, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

Ilaria was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable, well educated, clear in her explanations, thoughtful and considerate of me and my family. She is everything I could expect in a guide.

Diane Groff

United States
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Tour: Early Morning Ancient Pompeii with a Private Guide, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jun 24/17

Ilaria was a wonderful tour guide so knowledgeable and passionate about Pompeii. We could not have asked for a better tour. We had 6 in our group including 3 children ages 6, 9, and 11. It was fast paced enough to keep the children interested and she had wonderful stories of life in Pompeii. I would recommended the early morning tour there were no crowds and much better than fighting the midday heat. I would recommend Ilaria to anyone who wants a great and informative tour.

Stuart Wilensky

United States
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Tour: #279564, Pompeii and Herculaneum with transportation service, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

Ilaria was a fantastic tour guide, my wife and I spent the day visiting Pompeii and Villa di Poppaea with her and enjoyed every minute. She is VERY knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, and accommodating. We had a fun day, learned a about Roman history and the region - she knows all of the best parts of Pompeii, both famous and not, and has endless stories and anecdotes which made the history come alive. We strongly recommend her and will surely hire her again for our next visit to Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stuart It will be a pleasure to welcoming again in your next trip in Italy! Thank you Ilaria

Stuart Wilensky

United States
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Tour: #279160, Enchanting Amalfi coast, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

Ilaria was a fantastic tour guide, my wife and I spent the day traveling the Amalfi Coast with her and enjoyed every minute. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, and accommodating. We had a fun day, learned a lot about the small towns along the way (Positano, Amalfi, etc)- she knows all of the best sites, both famous and not, and has endless stories and anecdotes which made the history and region come alive. We strongly recommend her and will surely hire her again for our next visit to Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Stuart Thank you very much for taking the time to write such beautiful review. Thank you for your interest! Ilaria

Juliette Triozon-Thomas

France
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Tour: #279106, Pompeii, the Buried city, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

Ilaria met with us at a local restaurant she recommended, the "Caupona" and we were so glad of her recommendation, because everything started perfectly. As for Ilaria, we both enjoyed very much her knowledge, her passion and she gave us great insights and made sure we were comfortable with the pace. Thanks to her vivid descriptions she made Pompeii "alive" again! My husband and I cannot recommend her enough! Thank you Ilaria for making our day and visit to Pompeii so exciting and interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Juliette I spent a wonderful day with you. Thank you very much for your review and enjoy your holidays! Ilaria

Richard Elgin

University Place, WA, United States
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Tour: #279542, Tour of Pompeii and Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

I'd highly recommend IlariaPompeii was fascinating and Ilaria was a great guide, very knowledgeable, and I'm so glad we visited with a guide rather than on our own. Naples ... We needed more time. Next time we will focus more on the Gastronomic delights available in Naples. Ideally I'd recommend a two day tour. Day one visit Pompeii with lunch in the middle maybe more time in Pompeii or to see Erculaneum or a trip up to Visisuveus as an option. Day two eating and sightseeing your way mostly walking.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, I'm so glad you enjoy the tour of Pompeii and Naples. You're right, Naples deserves more time and it can offers an unforgettable food experience! This is an invitation to come back with your family! Thank you again Ilaria

Andy Zion

United States
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Tour: #279542, Pompeii 4 hours and Naples tour with transportation service, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Ilaria was an amazing guide! She exceeded our expectations in every possible way. From her knowledge, personal connection, patience and overall personality, she made the trip to Pompeii incredible. Best day of our Italy vacation! Antonio, our driver was also amazing taking us on a great tour of Naples.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. You are a wonderful family and I really hope to meet you again in your next trip in Italy. Arrivederci!

Terry Cullen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #279106, Pompeii, the Buried city, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 11/16

Ilaria was the perfect guide. Immensely knowledgeable, extraordinary English, charming and caring. Pompeii is a wonderful site which illaria brought to life for us. Thank you ilaria... We only wish we had booked for longer than 2.5 hours.