Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Pompei-Italy by Tour Guide Marcello U. (Guide #26215)


Bruce Baird

United States
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Tour: #435917, Pompeii and Ercolano guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 4/20

Marcello was amazing. He seemed to know everyone and everywhere to go. Good driving, good guiding on site. Listened to what we wanted to see and do and showed us sights that most people don't get to see.

Maggie Pui San Sudo

Malaysia
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

Marcello was such a fantastic guide! Couldn't ask for a better one. It's refreshing to have an archaeologist so passionate about Pompeii to be our guide. Definitely an extraordinary experience. The driver guide- Mario was awesome too. What surprised us the most was the both of them speak really good English. All in all, the entire tour was very professional and top-notched.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maggie, the pleasure was mine. You've been such an incredible audience. Thank you for your enthusiasm

Julie T.

United States
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Tour: #414976, Naples through Food Markets and Street Food, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

Walking with Marcello from the cruise port into the older, then newer sections of Naples was like meeting up with an old friend who wanted to show you around the city he calls home. He was charming and adaptive to our interests and our physical speed and abilities. His pride and desire to share his extensive knowledge of the area were infectious. Should we ever return, I would love to spend time with him exploring the old underground history. Highly recommended for any tour he would lead.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie, thank you for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure, my great pleasure giving you the essence of my hometown. I really hope to meet you again, with all my heart Very best regards Marcello

Robert Pikowski

United States
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Tour: #413610, Private Day Tour to the Wonderful Island of Capri, Capri, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

Excellent tour and guide who takes the time to personalize the experience. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you so much for making the day special. Rob and Vicky

Roberta Pomponio

United Kingdom
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour plus Mt. Vesuvio, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

Marcello and Mario were excellent. Punctual, polite, knowledgeable and entertaining too. two real gentleman showcasing their beautiful region. Marcello took the time to find out about the personal interests of each member of our party and carefully tailored the day around them. Marco was our driver but really incredibly knowledgeable and no request was too much. True customer service and attention to detail. Thank you for making our visit memorable.

Curtis Bates

Canyon Country, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

This tour was unbelievably good. We started with a tour of the Amalfi Coast after being picked up at our cruise ship. The sites and villages along the coast were great. After a nice meal it was off to Pompeii. Pompeii did not disappoint. Marcello is an expert on Pompeii and the tour and information that he provided was exceptional. Our only regret was that we ran out of time seeing the sites of Pompeii and had to get back to the ship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Curties, your review is beyond any word, but it was not just me......, you've been the perfect audience. Thank you with all y heart Very best regards Marcello

Claudia Allene

United States
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Marcello was excellent and extremely charming. His knowledge and passion for Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast is beyond impressive. Great service! Highly recommend.

Bobby Atkins

United States
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Tour: #459246, World War 2 Italy - where the Allied Forces landed in 1943, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/19

Marcello thank you for an absolutely fabulous day. You adjusted the tour to meet our requests and we were thankful for that. Absolutely pleasant and informative.

Stephen Smith

United States
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Tour: #583375, Pompeii with private car service - a time trip with an expert in Archeology - Skip the line, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

Marcello was a wonderful guide who had extensive knowledge on the history of Pompei. Friendly, informative and accommodating tour guide that leveraged his education to bring Pompei to life. True passion made your time informative. Moved you to the high traffic areas and off the normal rotation to round out our tour. Highly recommend using Marcello

Christina Chom

United States
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

This tour was excellent! Our driver was on time, courteous, and knowledgeable about the areas we visited. We enjoyed Positano, Sorrento and ended in Pompeii with Marcello. Marcello is a wealth of knowledge! We were so impressed with all that we learned in Pompeii. I was listening to a few other guides we passed along the way that were taking other groups through. I feel that we had the very best guide of all the tours! All in our group felt the same. Highly recommend Marcello and his team!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You’ve been more than wellcome. You’ve been a five stars audience. Actually!!! My warmest hugs Marcello

Alan B.

United States
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Tour: #414595, Masters of Art Tour with a Private Guide in Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Marcello arranged a custom tour for our second day in Naples. He met us again at the train station, and took us in his car first to the Capodimonte Art Museum, with familiar paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, etc., which I had previously only seen in photos. The second portion was a visit to the San Martino Monastery-Museum on the Vomero hill overlooking the gulf. Finally, he dropped us off at the port for a fast ferry back to Sorrento. Based on our two days with Marcello, I would highly recommend him.

Alan B.

United States
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Tour: #414595, Masters of Art Tour with a Private Guide in Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

The Masters of Art tour was just what I was seeking, especially when conducted by an archaeologist and art historian. With us coming from Sorrento, Marcello met us at the train station, and took us by subway to the historic area. Highlights of the walking tour were the majolica tiles of the Santa Chiara Cloister, and Caravaggio's Seven Works of Mercy. Highlights of the Archaeological Museum were of course the Farnese marble sculptures, the Farnese Tazza, and the mosaic tiles recovered from Pompeii.

Diane Miller

United States
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Tour: #413368, Pompeii Revealed - a time trip with an expert in Archeology - Skip the line, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

We never would have appreciated the true majesty and history of Pompeii without Marcello. He also went out of his way to pick us up at a convenient location in Naples and dropped us off at the Naples train station after our tour so we could get our tickets to Rome the next day--after giving us advice on which train to take. We would recommend Marcello to anyone.

Diane Miller

United States
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Tour: #414976, Naples through Food Markets and Street Food, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

We had a wonderful morning touring Naples with Marcello. He is very knowledgeable about history and architecture as well as the food. We learned alot about Naples we never would have without his charming assistance.

Christine Baehr

United States
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Tour: #574880, The Archeological gem of Pompeii and the best of Napoli, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Marcello gave us a wonderfully informative overview of Pompei and the "old city " of Naples. It was exactly the type of tour we were looking for. He was able to answer all of our questions - and we had many - and yet he kept us going at a nice pace so that we covered a lot of territory. We learned so much! We would highly recommend him for a guided tour of the Naples area!

Christopher Thornton

United States
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Tour: #413610, Private Day Tour to the Wonderful Island of Capri, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Marcello was an incredibly friendly and helpful guide for us over the four days he spent with us (in Naples, Pompeii, and Capri). He worked with us to create a jam-packed itinerary for those four days, and was very flexible to changing plans at a moment's notice. Marcello seems to know people all over Campania, and could sort out anything we needed at any time. He's very knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects, and a great guide for people who like archaeology and history.

Christopher Thornton

United States
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Tour: #413368, Pompeii Revealed plus Herculaneum - a time trip with an expert in Archeology - Skip the line, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Marcello was an incredibly friendly and helpful guide for us over the four days he spent with us (in Naples, Pompeii, and Capri). He worked with us to create a jam-packed itinerary for those four days, and was very flexible to changing plans at a moment's notice. Marcello seems to know people all over Campania, and could sort out anything we needed at any time. He's very knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects, and a great guide for people who like archaeology and history.

Christopher Thornton

United States
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Tour: #574880, Discovering the "real Naples", Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

Marcello was an incredibly friendly and helpful guide for us over the four days he spent with us (in Naples, Pompeii, and Capri). He worked with us to create a jam-packed itinerary for those four days, and was very flexible to changing plans at a moment's notice. Marcello seems to know people all over Campania, and could sort out anything we needed at any time. He's very knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects, and a great guide for people who like archaeology and history.

Christopher Thornton

United States
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Tour: #574880, Discovering the "real Naples", Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Marcello was an incredibly friendly and helpful guide for us over the four days he spent with us (in Naples, Pompeii, and Capri). He worked with us to create a jam-packed itinerary for those four days, and was very flexible to changing plans at a moment's notice. Marcello seems to know people all over Campania, and could sort out anything we needed at any time. He's very knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects, and a great guide for people who like archaeology and history.

Carmen Sicilia

United States
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Marcello met us in Pompeii. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. I like the fact that we didn't feeI rushed. I definitely and highly recommend him. Manuel was our driver who was funny, a great singer and of course, very courteous. He was also very informative and knowledgeable. Great job!! Love Tours by Locals and highly recommend this site!

Bennett Bratt

United States
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Tour: #413368, Pompeii Revealed - a time trip with an expert in Archeology - Skip the line, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Marcello was unbelievably knowledgable about Pompeii, particularly the archeological and art history aspects. We learned far more from him that we would have on some large, public tour. Worth every penny to have such an expert show us the unexpected aspects of the site!

Harvey Feldman

United States
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Tour: #574880, The Archeological gem of Herculaneum and the best of Napoli, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Absolutely marvelous. That's how my wife and I would describe Marcello. He speaks impeccable English. He has a wealth of knowledge about archeology, history, and just about everything else we asked about during our seven hour tour. His knowledge was especially evident as he guided us through the ruins oh Herculaneum. He was also most helpful to us by pushing my wife in her manual wheelchair over rough ground at that site. His knowledge is matched by his charm and professionalism.

Roger Turner

United States
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Tour: #413368, Pompeii Revealed - a time trip with an expert in Archeology - Skip the line, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Great, Wonderful, Marcello made the trip perfect for our group. He modified our route to accommodate one of our group who had to use a wheelchair and we did not miss any of the Pompeii.

Eric Epifano

United States
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Tour: #574880, Discovering the "real Naples", Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Marcello is the best. Very knowledgeable and friendly. He was patient with us as I had a lot of questions and paused often to shop and take in the sights. Among other things we wanted the best pizza in Napoli and he came through with the perfect restaurant. Our time together was memorable and a complete pleasure.

Giovanna Moore

United States
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Tour: #574880, Discovering the "real Naples", Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Grazie Marcello! We took the real Naples Tour with him, and we couldn't have been luckier! He is extremely knowledgeable, if we could manage to remember one third of what he told us, we would be happy. He was punctual, we walked and in every corner there was something he would point out to us and describe and explain. We were fascinated with the historical center of the city, the churches, the architecture, the people and the culture, he made Naples come alive to us through his love of the city. Thanks

Chris O'Reilly

United States
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

First of all Marcello's knowledge and understanding of Pompei is off the charts! His passion and enthusiasm for Pompei is infectious. He described the city and its origins in a way that we felt like we were actually transported back in time. Second, we had about 12 hours in Napoli and Marcello helped us pack it all in. Amalfi Coast, Serrento, and Pompei. When we told our fellow cruisers what all we did in one day they were amazed. And we did not feel rushed. Highly, highly recommend Marcello!

Staci Brown

United States
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

WOW! This. Was. The. Best. Experience. Ever. Mario was the best driver, personality and was so fun. We made pizza, drank wine, and learned some history. Marcello has a passion for his country and knows his history. Please book these guys because you will not be disappointed. They made us feel like we were famous.

Marilyn Tillery

United States
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Tour: #583375, Pompeii with private car service - a time trip with an expert in Archeology - Skip the line, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Excellent guide! I've been on multiple Pompeii tours and this was the absolute best one! I learned so much. No one was ever bored, every thing he told us was fascinating! He enjoys his job and this makes it fun for all. I had a 17 and 15 year old with me and they loved everything he said! He timed the tour just the right amount of time. We love Marcello! Marilyn Tillery

Judith Eisner

Menlo Park, CA, United States
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Tour: Herculaneum tour by private transportation from Sorrento for Judi Eisner, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Jun 24/19

Outstanding tour on a very warm day. Fascinating information, relayed in the shade. Very kind and knowledgeable guide. I am disabled and use a rollator walker. He was careful where he took us and let me know of any upcoming challenges . Throughly enjoyed this tour!

Laural Plourde

United States
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Tour: #435917, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii guided tour, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

What an amazing day! Our driver, Frank, gave us a fabulous tour of the Amalfi coast. Since he lives in Sorrento, he knew the area very well, gave us free time to shop and look around in Positano and Sorrento, and gave us a great restaurant recommendation. We met Marcello in Pompeii and had a wonderful tour of the grounds, complete with his expert knowledge. I highly recommend Tours by Locals and Marcello. The entire booking process, communication before our trip, and schedule of the day ran flawlessly.