Raffaele was eminently knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He was able to answer pretty much all questions and provided plenty of background information. We allowed him to plan the visit, and he did a very good job taking us to places he regarded as the most interesting ones. He has worked in the excavations for several years, and it shows in his expertise. I can sincerely recommend him if one wants to get the most out of the visit to Pompei.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Professor Kultti, i am so glad to read this feedback. I try to do my best always, and I think the the Culture can save our Future. Thank you again Regards, Raffaele
Jennifer WillsonUnited States
Raffaele was the perfect guide- smart, great with the kids, engaging and informative. We had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Hope to see you again!
Angela LeporeUnited States
Raffaele was an excellent guide. He is so knowledgeable about Naples, history, architecture .... He is passionate about Naples. This made the tour so special ! Our only regret was that we only had 3 hours with him. We are all interested in history, religion and literature- Raffaele was the perfect guide. We felt we had seen private Naples! If we ever return we would hope to book another adventure with Raffaele. Thank you for making Naples such a wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Angela and bookclub!!! Hope to see you here again!
Very informative and knowledgable. Also, flexible and asked for feedback on our reactions frequently to further adapt the tour to us and our specific interests, as we went along. A long and complete tour, which I would recommend highly, from a man proud and happy to show you his city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gavin and Vanessa! You are always welcome here. Grazie! Raffaele
Erik SchmittUnited States
Raffaele took us on an amazing tour of Baia. It is an area I've wanted to explore for years and finally was able to thanks to Raffaele. He was very knowledgeable about ancient Roman history and figured out how we could see the sites I was interested in and then came up with some other sites in the area to visit as well. Also a wonderful side trip to his uncle's cafe for one of the best espressos I've ever had!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Erick! Hope to see you again
Tina GandyUnited Kingdom
We had booked Raffaele on the previous day to show us round Pompeii and booked him again for our tour of Herculaneum. As an archaeologist, his passion and knowledge of the subject shone through. He took us on a totally absorbing exploration of Herculaneum and its many treasures. He made it personal, moving and relevant. He's a fantastic guide and we would totally recommend him. Thank you very much, Raffaele!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you words for me, i am glad. hope to see you again!
Tina GandyUnited Kingdom
It was well worth getting an archaeologist expert to take us on our tours. Raffaele's in depth knowledge of Pompeii's history and passion for his subject, meant that we had a excellent tour with him. He took us to the most interesting places, away from the crowds and gave us a super insight into how the citizens of Pompeii lived and worked. It was well paced and well delivered. I would strongly recommend him - he made Pompeii come alive! Thank you Raffaele!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! We had such great time together! Hope to see you again and discover Naples!
Sarah DrabertUnited States
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Hayden DaviesUnited Kingdom
Raffaele was an outstanding guide. He is very well educated in the history and passionate about the subject. His delivery was very engaging and informative. We learnt so much more from Raffaele than we could possibly have found out from undertaking the visit on our own - and all delivered with an enthusiasm which just swept us along. Quite an achievement when we had two teenage boys who are usually more interested in their phones!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!!
Michael WolffUnited States
Fantastic tour! So interesting and sad. Raffaele was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the history, archaeology, art, and life of Pompeii. Transported us back to ancient Pompeii. He made it truly enjoyable for my whole family even our 2 teenage daughters. Would highly recommend Raffaele for a private tour. Also recommend going later in the afternoon in the summer when the crowds are a bit less and sun is not as intense.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Michael! Thank you so much for your super review!
Andrew CampbellUnited States
We were a group of 9, unanimous in our praise for Raffaele and our tour of historic Naples. We saw and experienced so much in the three hour tour. Too many highlights to mention - the duomo, ancient and sometimes rather hidden-in-plain-sight ruins, charming and Instagram worthy side streets. Two of my favorites were polar opposites: Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (look it up) and a quick stop at a little coffee shop that served Neapolitan coffee - a new and rare discovery - only in Napoli!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, thank you so much for your review! Grazie!
Suzie ClementsUnited States
My husband & I decided on a private tour of Pompeii with our grandchildren. Best decision we ever made. Skip the line was a real plus. Our guide was Raffaele-he's exceptional . His knowledge & professionalism was impressive. His enthusiasm & patience made our time together perfect . Most importantly, I greatly appreciated the attention he paid to concerns about my husband's loss of hearing & traveling with teenagers. His personal attention to our family was extraordinary. Thx Raffaele. Suzie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Suzie you are so great! Next time we will do a tour...in italian! <3
Kelly FalloneUnited States
Raffaele was an amazing guide! He was friendly, spoke beautiful English and was extremely knowledgeable. Our group included tweens, teens and adults and everyone was very happy with Raffaele's tour. We learned so much and saw things we would have missed if on our own. Can't say enough nice things about our experience. Raffaele recommended a pizzeria away from the tourist area and when we arrived, he had called ahead and made a reservation for our group—it was a nice surprise and much appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fallone family, it was my pleasure meeting you! Thank you for your words, you are welcome here always!
John RossUnited States
Raffaele was a fantastic guide to Pompeii! He is a professional archeologist with tremendous passion for his work. He's also a natural teacher who was able to engage both the kids and adults in our group. He was great at the technical aspects of being a tour guide. He got us through bottlenecks and crowded areas, showed us parts of Pompeii that are off the beaten track, and covered a huge chunk of this enormous (124 acres) site in 3.5 hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John for your aamazing review that can help other people to book this tour! Grazie!!
Brian PotterUnited States
Raffaele was AMAZING! We were cruise passengers and had 1 day to see the island of Capri and Naples. His suggestions did not disappoint! As soon as we exited the cruise ship we met him at the pier. He pre-purchased our ferry tickets so we didn't have to wait in line and even got us on an earlier ferry to have more time to enjoy the island! He offered up all the possibilities and helped us create an efficient and very memorable day! We would highly recommend him to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Brian! I met new friends!
David RiordanUnited States
Raffaele met our expectations and more for this tour. He met the party at the designated area and within a limited time-frame he made it possible to explore and explain all the Pompeii had to offer. HIs knowledge was exceptional and he conveyed it very well. We would definitely recommend him for this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this important review!
Raeffele R was absolutely fantastic. We were a three generational family touring Pompeii. Raeffelle was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions with great knowledge. He made this historical site come alive. He helped beyond the day by recommending other areas we were visiting. Hire this outstanding young man.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sylvia! Your words are so important for me! Say hello to Alex for me!
Pamela ParkerUnited States
Our family's tour of Pompeii was greatly enhanced by Raffaele. His knowledge of Pompeii and his willingness and desire to share it with us made our time there unforgettable. I would highly recommend Raffaele as a tour guide; he was personable and made sure that our group of six (three generations) were engaged in understanding the city, the rupture and it's consequences. Thank you, Raffaele, for being so accommodating! The Parker/Hoenicke family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were so great! Thank you for your time with me! ps waiting for you photos :-)
Raffaele created an 11-day tour for us to truly understand the soul of Napoli - and when we needed things changed he accommodated for that as well. Very knowledgeable and the perfect guide for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jan! It was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family! hope to see you again here or in Hannover!
Elyna TurisUnited Kingdom
Just amazing. We have 3 kids, 8,10 and 11 yrs old. They felt able to ask questions and Raffaele interacted very well with them. He kept them amused. We asked so many question, some verging 'stupid questions' but he answered all. His experience and knowledge as an archaeologist was the WOW factor. His English was perfect. We even stopped for quick food and drinks. He took very nice photos for us. Pace was just nice, not rushed or slow. Highly recommended tour of Pompeii, with kids or sans kids.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Elyna!! I am truly amazed about your review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and i hope to see you again!!! Ciao a tutti! Raffaele
Mark BurnsSan Francisco, CA, United States
What an awesome tour! Raffaele is so knowledgeable and passionate about Naples - we highly recommend Raffaele as a guide and suggest you let him know your particular interests. He is very accommodating. This tour really made us see Naples in a new light!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! I am truly glad about your words! Hope to see you again! Raffaele
Great tour! Raffaele is extremely knowledgeable about both Pompeii and Herculaneum. We had a great day, seeing and learning about many interesting aspects of the areas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! You are so great family and i hope to see you again! Grazie. Raffaele