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Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Naples Italy by Tour Guide Valentina V. (Guide #5588)


Raphael R.

United States
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Tour: #71170, The Amalfi Coast & Pompeii Private tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

We were a family of 10. We all enjoyed visiting Pompeii with Valentina. She was great and very flexible with our needs. Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ahahah...what an adventure!! In the traffic jam we soon changed our plans and visit Naples, I'm happy you've appreciated the experience! Hugs to you all and see you soon!!

Douglas Green

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompeii Walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Our tour of Pompei was by Valentina. She was a perfect host and guide. This was a scheduled 2 hour tour. She provided us with insight and information in a professional manor that was enhanced by her caring personality. She has a passion and love for this area that was obvious. I strongly recommend her. I wish we would had more time with her. Douglas Green and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doug, we'll have more time next time!! Thank you for your interest in our culture and hope to meet you again soon :-)

Diana Henderson

United States
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Tour: #57230, Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri from Naples area, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

We spent a limited amount of time at Pompei, and moved on to the ferry ride to Capri. We decided to enjoy a leisurely lunch at an elegant restaurant over looking the water. Our time in Pompei was limited because of the children's interest. Valentina was sensitive to our requests to move at our own pace.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Diana, thank you for your review and our tour together!! I really enjoyed the day too. You've a very nice family, lucky woman!! ;-) Hugs to you all!

Chris Palmer

Los Gatos, CA, United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompeii Walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Our tour guide Valentina was wonderful, she is very knowledgeable, knew her history, spoke great English and was very patient with our us, we had 4 kids in our group. Highly recommend her!! 5 ⭐️

Hilda Wooten

United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Capri, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Excellent tour guide. We would recommend her anytime. Very accommodating. Thank you,

Larry Stark

United States
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Tour: #57230, Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri from Naples area, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Jon Miles

Germany
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Tour: #47438, Pompeii Walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Valentina was delightful, we had our 76 year old mother with us and she took the time to make sure we carried the tour out at a suitable pace, making sure we got to see the most important parts and even making sure other tour guides and parties didn't encroach on our tour, brilliant thank you Valantina, I have already recommended you to several other staff members on the symphony of the seas...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ahahaha !!! Nobody will ever and ever "encroach" our tour!! ahahah. Thank you dear, great time with you all! Hope you're drive to Amalfi was smooth and you could be back on time to your ship. I was a bit worried for that ;-) See you soon, ARRIVEDERCI <3

Max Sorenson

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompeii Walking tour, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/18

Excellent guide and host. Valentina is very knowledgeable and interacts well with people. She also makes sure you are understanding in every respect. We loved her as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Huge hugs!! Thank you. Looking forward to meeting you again... Valentina

Susan Ellingstad

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompeii tour from Positano to Rome, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

We had a wonderful tour with Valentina. She is extremely knowledgeable and made it interesting!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear!! Thank you to you, wonderful girls! Hope to meet you soon again Valentina

Jeanne Niosi

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum & Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Valentina did a wonderful job maneuvering through the not very accessible wheelchair path and gave us a great tour of both Pompeii and Herculaneum. I recommend her whole heartedly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear! How are you all? yes, it was very hard...but we did it! Hope it can be better soon! see you next time...arrivederci :-)

Mark Beare

South Africa
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Tour: #47527, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

5 out of 5 for the tour. Valentina was knowledgeable and charming and the tour was well constructed, covering key aspects of the history and culture of the city.

Christine Warhaft

United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Capri, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Knowledgeable, helpful, most enjoyable experience.

Tuck Fook Yang

Singapore
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Tour: #56892, Finger Food & Friends, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!! great experience with you and...I've learnt so much about Singapore!!! Meeting you there :-)

Tuck Fook Yang

Singapore
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope to see you soon and enjoy your drive!

Ronald Stoeck

United States
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Tour: #57415, The islands of Ischia & Procida, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

We didn't take this particular tour as originally planned. However, after learning of our interest in archeology on our tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum with her, Valentina convinced three of us to take an easy hike on the Solfatara volcano and explore various sites in Pozzuoli. She was absolutely right and we delighted in her enthusiasm for her current home "town." If you'd like to see an area with few tourists and learn in-depth about early well-preserved Roman and Greek sites, don't pass on this

Ronald Stoeck

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

If you want to cover the highlights of Pompeii quickly and see even more impressive ruins in Herculaneum, take the opportunity to see them with Valentina. She knows how to get avoid the longest lines and find the best sites for photos. Most of all, she is very informative and focused on your meeting your interests.

Simon Lee

United States
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Tour: #56066, Solfatara Volcano, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear!!!! How are you! What a great tour with you both at the Solfatara...best ever :-) Looking forward to meeting you again Valentina

Donald Lehman

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

Valentina did a very nice job throughout the day. She is very knowledgeable and has good communication skills. We went to Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as having lunch. She clearly understood our pace and knowledge requirements. We would have rated her five stars but our first five minutes were difficult....she thought we were going to be a group and that we did not have transportation....I had clearly communicated we were a couple and we had a car.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear! Never mind for the stars...I'm getting old and I don't remember always all the details of your bookings and I've got many of them. The most important is that you enjoyed!! See you next time

Patrick Palma

United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Capri, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

A very nice day spent in Capri...........................thanks again, my family had a very enjoyable day.

Glenn Moe

United States
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Tour: #47527, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Valentina provided an excellent tour of Naples. Her knowledge was only surpassed by her love of the Neopolitan people. Her enthusiasm was contagious and we thoroughly enjoyed her teaching style. Valentina had an effective way to bring a unifying theme to each site visited. We not only learned much, but also experienced Napoli given Valentina's well orchestrated tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear!! I enjoyed your interest and tireless curiosity and strenght. Huge hugs to Kenn, Christine and your beautiful Diana. Thanks for your suggestions about my little son..

Johannes Juergen Koch

Switzerland
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

Very competent guide. She took care of us despite the fact that it was the birthday of her little son. Very much appreciated.

Sandy Schussel

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

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

Neville S.

Australia
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 3/17

Our family group had two wonderful days with Valentina exploring Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples in January 2017. We were hoping for mild winter weather but we got severe winter weather with snow on Vesuvius, not a common according to the locals. Valentina moved her itinerary around to accommodate the bad weather but still provided us all with a wonderful fun filled tour including wonderful trattorias and lunches. Thoroughly recommend Valentina V for interesting tours of this region of Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear!!! And all the best to you and your family!

Lucia Letkova

Czech Republic
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Tour: #71173, Herculaneum & Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!!

Tudor Thomas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 5/16

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!

Alon Galili

Israel
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Tour: #47527, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

Valentina is very knowledgeable, dedicated, and communicated in a very professional and pleasant way. We would love to have more tours with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear....come back!!! I'll be there:-)

Marion Sitter

Australia
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/16

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 Smith

Sarasota, FL, United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

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

Prudence Parrish

Australia
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Tour: #47527, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

Fantastic and informative guide.I highly recommend Valentina whose passion and knowledge of her city was apparent during the day we spent together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you...for everything.

Brenda Harris

United States
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Tour: #56061, Phlegrean Fields, Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/16

Valentina set up a driver to pick us up at the port. He was a safe driver and took us to meet her at the volcanic site. We had a wonderful tour throughout the fields and saw many interesting places and ruins. Valentina is full of information and knowledgeable about the sites we visited. The amphitheater was amazing! We stopped for lunch with a beautiful view of the lake. We ended the tour with a coffee and the best gelato ever! Thanks for a great day visiting so many places we never even know existed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: <3 <3 Hugs to you both!!

Michael Gooldrup

United States
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Tour: #56881, Seven Wonders of Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/16

Valentina is a wonderful guide. She adapted this tour to address the things I was most interested in seeing, her knowledge of the sites we visited and the art we saw was impressive. She made being in Naples on the holy of their patron saint special by making sure I got to see and be involved in the celebration. She is a very special guide, and certainly a special person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Michael...è stato bello trascorrere la giornata con te. E grazie x aver apprezzato la bellezza di Napoli. Ricorderò sempre la tua gioia nella sfida..x imparare l'italiano e il tuo impegno. Grazie, davvero. Arrivederci a presto

Gary Needle

United Kingdom
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Tour: 3D Virtual Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Sep 12/16

We had a very enjoyable guided tour experience with Valentina. She is very knowledgeable and we war for the virtual reality tour option which was great fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and to have choosen this tour! See you soon!! Valentina

Robert Spinna

United States
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Tour: #47527, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/16

My family of six, including kids aged 9-17, met Valentina upon our arrival in Naples last August after which she gave us an excellent tour of the National Archeological Museum and the highlights of Naples. Valentina is a native Neapolitan who loves her city. She is very knowledgeable and does a great job of conveying her passion for the history and culture of her home town. Because of Valentina, our experience was 100 times more rewarding than it would have been had we tried to do it on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert!!! I remember you and your nice family...we met at Piazza Bellini..where you were still enjoying our food :-) That's why I loved you all at once! and you've told the truth..I love my city, it's really worth a visit! Hugsxxx see you soon!

Reza Taheri

United States
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Tour: #56061, Phlegrean Fields and Herculaneum, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 14/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so for choosing me and the phlegrean fields! Hugsxxx

Reza Taheri

United States
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Tour: #57435, Amalfi Coast, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 13/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovely meeting you....great day!

Paul Lundin

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/16

We enjoyed our day very much. Valentina gave us a lot of local information and options. We will definitely be in touch with her when we return to Naples. She was very patient and went at the pace we wanted without any pressure but at the same time kept us aware of our timeline. We really couldn't ask for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your patience in the trains!! Hugsxxx

Peter Furfaro

Italy
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Tour: #57435, Amalfi Coast, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/16

Tour was good with the highlight being Ravello and the emerald grotto. Too little time in Ravello, so plan to spend more time there versus Amalfi. Don't waste time eating a long lunch in Amalfi and grab something quick so you can take a swim.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter...probably you don't know that you're rating my service as a guide not the tour. I did my best, explaning all the different options to spend the day along the Amalfi Coast, the truth is that you all were a bit tired and the girls just wished to lay on the beach longer. Moreover...after our day in Capri, nothing could compare with it ;-)

Peter Furfaro

Italy
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Capri, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/16

Outstanding tour with a boat ride around the entire island of Capri. Caught the Blue Grotto, so a real treat for the family. Valentina did a great job in organizing the entire day, so thanks to her for what was the highlight of our entire two week stay in Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that!! Always a special experience when I can swim with my clients, they are then "Friends"! Best wishes and hope to see you soon!

Peter Furfaro

Italy
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 26/16

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!

Kristian Munthe

Norway
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 22/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-)

Alejandro Castillo

United States
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Tour: #57230, Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/16

Great tour guide with excellent knowledge of the city and the places visited. It was pleasant to have someone who knew where to take us and explain all the history of the places visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very glad you enjoyed!! I'll tell Davide about this;-)

Gordon Burnet

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/16

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...

Sarah Cleveland

Seminole, FL, United States
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Tour: #71170, The Amalfi Coast & Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/16

I would probably not hire this guide again. She made us feel like an an infringement on her time and she left our tour early and sent us back with the driver stating she took another tour and was not able to finish ours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you to let me know. Good luck!

Kerry Hammann

United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Capri, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/16

guide had excellent knowledge of Capri and enabled us to see many things in a short amount of time with tons of people on Island. Enjoyed her company very much

David Nagy

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/16

Valentina was an outstanding tour guide. In addition to being extremely interesting and knowledgeable about Herculaneum and Pompeii, she cared for us like family, rescuing us when we got lost in the morning and making sure we found our way back to our hotel after a long day. Also, directed us to a fantastic gourmet lunch. We would not hesitate to recommend Valentina to friends/family.

Paul Austin

United States
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Tour: #47527, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 14/16

Valentina's tour was wonderful, from walking the castle walls for a wonderful view of Naples, viewing a nuclear explosion exhibit with the sound effects of a blast, scary., lunch in a very quaint family restaurant, museums, churches and even a little antique buying. Did I mention the visit to a 16th century convent used now as medical college, or the adventure on the subway? All in all a wonderful day. Escorted from the ship and back to the ship by Valentina.

Craig Breheny

London, United Kingdom
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Tour: #56881, Seven Wonders of Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 1/16

A great introduction to the city; covered a lot of ground without seeming rushed. Valentina - and her driver - were great; very accommodating and they went the extra mile to accommodate us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I enjoyed you and your family! I liked Kathy sitting in the van, holding her right hand to you and her left one to her father....sweet:-) Best wishes for all!!

Kristy Nixon

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii,, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 5/16

Valentina was amazing! She was very knowledgable and was able to answer all of our questions. She was very sweet and let us take all the pictures we wanted (which is of course very imprtant). We would HIGHLY recommend her as a guide.

Igmar Benschop

Aruba
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Tour: #56265, Pompeii & Naples Shore Excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

Good tour. Pompeii was a lot of walking and unstable ground. My group has a lot of elderly people. So that was a little challenge. nice site seeing. Than eating at a local pizza restaurant. Very nice. Overall nice trip

George Obst

United States
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Tour: #61346, The Amalfi Coast & Pompeii, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 27/15

knowledgeable guide excellent tour

Steve Aceto

United States
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Tour: #71173, Herculaneum & Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 13/15

Kerri Wood

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Oct 27/15

Our private tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum was AMAZING!!! We loved Valentina. Not only was she knowledgable, but she was also delightful and funny. We will definitely be booking her again when we come back to the area. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear!!! Even if you did a long walk all the way around outside Herculaneum, looking for the entrance?? I loved the day with you, honestly! Thank you to you, THANK YOU!! hugs to you all...a special one to your sweet Mum. (let's give gas!). Please tell her not to "smoke" too much! ahahahah :-D

June Straw

United Kingdom
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/15

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!

Michael Francis

United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Capri, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/15

Valentina was very knowledgeable about Capri and very accommodating for our requests. Her suggestions were perfect! We were very lucky to have her. We would highly recommend her to anyone who asked. Grazie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear!!! What a nice day together! I had fun with you guys and give huge hugs to your beautiful girls! Ciao! See you soon

Frédéric Bursens

Switzerland
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/15

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.

Frédéric Bursens

Switzerland
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Tour: #56881, Seven Wonders of Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/15

This tour is great to discover beautiful museums of Naples and reach places away from the center of Naples, places that would not be covered by the usual tourist tours. Valentina was very helpful to share with us her city and tell us the history behind all these art collections, places and buildings. We had a wonderful moment with Valentina and would recommend this tour to all !

Frédéric Bursens

Switzerland
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Tour: #56265, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/15

We had a wonderful experience while discovering Naples with Valentina. This city has so many treasures to be discovered and Valentina was very helpful to guide us thru the streets while detailing to us the historical moments of Naples. If you want to totally emerge yourself in Italy with a true Italian guide, then this tour is for you !

Polina Alber

United States
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Tour: #57230, Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 28/15

What a wonderful experience: planning custom itinerary, booking tour, and tour itself. Our guide, Valentina picked us just outside the ship. We started with a short visit to Pompeii, enjoyed scenic views while driving to Sorrento, took jet-foil to Capri where we spent rest of the day ( funicular ride to the highest point, lunch, and a boat tour). Valentina was fantastic! The tour was a highlight of our vacation.

Stephanie Power

United States
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Tour: #95566, Shore Excursion - Pompeii, Positano, Sorrento, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 20/15

My party of 10 all thoroughly enjoyed Valentina as a tour guide! She arranged for a large, air-conditioned vehicle which comfortably accommodated our group. Her vast knowledge of Italy allowed her to provide us with lots of interesting info both while driving between attractions, as well as when visiting each one. She was able to hold the interest of the three teenage boys in our group. She also selected a fabulous location for us to have lunch - which was delicious! Highly recommended!!

Craig Averch

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 13/15

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 Shaw

United Kingdom
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/15

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:-)

Shiela Warman

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Jun 30/15

I would give Valentina 6stars.Great personality,kind,helpful,knowledgeable,and attuned to our personal needs.she met us at our hotel, took us to the train, and the rest was amazing.Must see Pompeii and Hurculaneum. very doable in one day. Very hot, take lots of water.when i got tired from walking she was helpful. Shiela- Rescue calif.

Robert Hubbard

lakeland, MINNESOTA, United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/15

Very good tour. Made it simple to hit the highlights without stumbling.

David Landers

United States
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Tour: A special day in Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Jun 20/15

Sweet Valentina met us in Capri harbor & then we circumnavigated the Island stopping at key vantage points. Saw beautiful scenery, small Capri & the Blue Grotto. Stopped for a seafood lunch at a harbor accessible only for boats. Delicious & authentic - only Italians there. Then on to Capri & Capri town for shopping, eating Gelato & touring. Very nice, colorful & interesting. Valentina took the ferry back to Naples & we motored back to Positano. Valentina is fully bilingual. Pleasant & Highly Recommended!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: AHAHAHA what a day!! I remind you both, how's going Sue with her arm?

James Tabor

United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Capri, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/15

Valentina was a very knowledgeable and measured guide who created a well-timed and thorough trip around and in Capri and Anacapri. She was well-prepared and reacted superbly to ad hoc plans as the day progressed. We responded well to her approach to get another layer down in understanding the culture, the history, and the natural beauty of this place. This in addition to her ease in dealing with the island locals, the "business" end of the touring process, and making it fun for the adults and the kids.

Mary Lockwood Crouch

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 8/15

What a wonderful day in Capri with Valentina! It was just the two of us, and it was if I was with a friend I had known for a long time. She knows the ins and outs of the beautiful island, and kept up a pace that allowed me to see the important and magnificent sites of Capri, but also allowed for spontaneous moments like meeting a dear elderly couple who invited us into their home. It truly was a day to remember! Grazie mille, Valentina!

Mary Lockwood Crouch

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: Museum of Capodimonte, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Jun 7/15

Valentina was a terrific guide for my first day in Naples. I was a bit jet-lagged but she made it fun and informative. She went beyond the call of duty to make sure I saw the painting I wanted to see. She is just the best!

Paula Bomar

United States
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Tour: #62000, Pompeii, Oplontis and Herculaneum, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/15

Valentina is a very informed and interesting guide. She specialized the itinerary to our desires. A very pleasant and educational tour for myself and 2 grandchildren.

Jill Fox

munster, INDIANA, United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei & Oplontis, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/15

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:-)

Rhonda Greer

United States
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Tour: #57230, Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/15

Valentina was an EXCELLENT tour guide. She is a native of Naples and her knowledge of Pompeii and Naples was impressive. Unfortunately, we had planned a trip to Capri which collided with a vacation day for Italians. This meant that we had an extensive tour of Naples. Valentina loves her city and although we learned a lot about Naples, we did not share her passion. Naples is a VERY dirty city. Absolutely no complaints; however, about Valentina, our driver or the tour. I would highly recommend her.

John Odonnell

United States
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Tour: #56892, Finger Food & Friends, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/15

Valentina met me at my hotel right on time. We then walked and talked and I learned and saw very much. Valentina is an outstanding tour guide. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to get to see and know Naples.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear...thank you for the day! Marvellous!! I tried to find somebody in Rome, did they call you? It was a very busy day for all of us... How are you?

Melissa Gullickson

Canada
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Tour: #57230, Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/15

We really enjoyed our tour with Valentina. Herculaneum was a family favorite and we would all love to go back and spend more time there. She was very knowledgable and made the site come to life for us. Capri was also very interesting to visit and learn about. We would recommend Valentina to anyone looking for a tour guide in the Naples area. Thanks Valentina, let us know if you ever come to Canada and we will show you around!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great day with your beautiful family! I admire you...as a woman and as a mamma! Very glad to meet you.... Hugsxxx

Mike ONeil

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum, Pompeii, Italy
Date: Apr 24/15

Valentina was fantastic. Great knowledge and really was very good with our grandchildren, ages 10 and 7. Would highly recommend her.

Ashley I.

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/15

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!

Paul Diffley

Murrieta, CA, United States
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Tour: #56265, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/15

A delightful visit in Naples in the evening with Valentina, showed us a great deal, including the subway and old town. It was a very well-pace adventure, catering to one member who had a bit of a breathing problem, and ending with dinner at a local restaurant which was quite typical and tasty. What a sense of humor Valentina displays as she imparts information and sound advice which was very much appreciated. We were lucky to have her guide us.

Barbara A.

United States
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Tour: #71173, Herculaneum & Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/15

Valentina was great! She picked us up promptly, and narrated everything along the drive to Herculaneum - very knowledgeable and likable! Valentina knew everything about Herculaneum and was able to answer every one of the many questions we had as we walked through antiquity with her. She was always looking for ways to add value, probing as to where we might like to eat, visit and walk - in addition to the simple tour that we'd booked with her. What a treasure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear! It was a pleasure to spend the day with you both... See you sooooon Hugsxxx Valentina

Carmen d'Ascendis

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 2/15

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

Stephen Kelly

United States
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Tour: #56881, Seven Wonders of Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 23/15

Valentina was very knowledgeable and made the very best of a light rain that fell most of the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really enjoyable our day together...and the Sun got out sometime;-) hugs to all

Tim Holt

United States
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Tour: #57230, Herculaneum & Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/14

Valentina is a sweet person and a wonderful guide. She was responsive to our requests in advance of the tour and completely delivered on each site while navigating the crowds. She brought Herculaneum alive for our family of 6 and made a full Capri visit happen from the ferries (buy return tix on arrival) to the top of the chair lift, VIP bus rides, funicular, delicious lunch and a spectacular boat ride around the island. We enjoyed an excellent day with Valentina and so will you! Thank you, Valentina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was AMAZING!! Thank you dears and hugs to your boys and girls!

Randy Groffman

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 14/14

Valentina was a wonderful guide. She loves her city and was excited for us to see as much as possible. We toured Pompeii and Herculaneum, skipping Vesuvius hike in favor of spending more time in Pompeii and A quick stop at Oplontis villa. It was an excellent tour, education for us, and an all-around great day. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you to you! It was fun and really enjoyble:-) Dear Randy...what about Pliny the younger? Hugs to you both

Maria Walters

United States
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Tour: #47527, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/14

Our guide, Santiago, was wonderful. Full of interesting information, very attentive and focused on our needs. He was charming, and very kind. We enjoyed his commentary and had very interesting conversations with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ;-)

Maria Walters

United States
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Tour: #62000, Pompeii, Oplontis and Herculaneum, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/14

Valentina was very informative, yet very respectful of our desire to keep the tours concise. We enjoyed her tremendously!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love you ....tremendously!!! Hugsxxxx Thank you, dear Maria

Robert Hubbard

lakeland, MINNESOTA, United States
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Tour: #95566, Shore Excursion - Pompeii, Positano, Sorrento, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/14

Excellent. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-) Thanks!

Kim Amontree

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/14

Valentina was very knowledgeable. She gave us a great overview of Pompeii and the Herculaneum. After hiking Mt. Vesuvius, she took us to an authentic local restaurant. My family thought it was the best day we had during our tour in Europe.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! I really spent a nice day with you and your family:-) see you soon!

Nan Tester

United States
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Tour: #47527, Naples Tour, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/14

My husband and I were very pleased with our tour of Naples directed by Valentina. She was very personal,knowledgeable and accommodating to our requests. We would recommend her to those seeking a personal tour guide. Nan Tester

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank a lot! How was your dinner then?

Janet Chen

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei & Naples, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 25/13

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.

Peter Berkery

United States
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Tour: #61346, The Amalfi Coast & Paestum, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/13

Great day -- awesome driver, great guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We are the best of the world, aren't we? ;-)

Peter Berkery

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Archeological Museum in Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/13

Great, friendly, knowledgeable guide. Valentina made sure the day was everything we wanted it to be -- responsive to our interests and pace -- and even found us a truly awesome spot for lunch!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks dear! Big hugs:-)

Gary Wright

Caysville, UT, United States
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Tour: #57435, Amalfi Coast, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/13

Valentina was great. She was accommodating to modify our tour for our needs and wants. It was a great tour and she did a great job!

Jeffrey Dodge

United States
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Tour: #57435, Amalfi Coast, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 1/13

Valentina was delightful and refreshing. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour in Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, and Rufello. Valentina explained the history and the culture as well as treating us to a few road side stops for views and local "snacks". We will definitely be recommending Valentina to friends and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-) thank you, for all and... more!! Big hugs!

Obaid Khan

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 23/13

Great tour guide. We would recommend her. Very knowledgeable and professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! How's going your mother...the "energy of life"? Ciao!

Lauren Stolper

United States
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Tour: #71172, A special day in Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 19/13

Valentina was amazingly well connected on Capri. She got us into the Blue Grotto in record time because of her contacts. She took us to a non touristy restaurant with a great view and to a delicious place to get gelato. My one negative comment is that she did not make any effort to learn our names and there were only 4 of us. Our names are not uncommon or hard to pronounce for an English speaker, e.g, Ed. So it made the tour less personal. On a minor note, she should not stress the boat tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauren,thanks for your review, for its positive and less positive aspects;-) I really appreciate when somebody shows my limits. Regarding your names...I've asked for sure and I'm sure you've got beautiful and meaningful names (please can you tell them please again?:-) but I remember your faces and eyes: your nice son with a borsalino hat, a young geologist with a great smile too seldom; and your daughter, the black hair teacher, with a big diamond which brightens of her happy love. Best wishes

Grace Roth

United States
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Tour: #56892, Finger Food & Friends, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 18/13

Valentina gave us a wonderful tour of Naples interspersed with delicious treats of all kinds. The visit to the Salvatore Vitagliano's workshop was a highlight for us!

Deena D.

United States
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Tour: #57230, Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/13

Dan McKnight

United States
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Tour: #62000, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/13

Valentina was a very interesting, gracious, knowledgeable guide who tried to do an impossible task: keep our two tired-from-traveling-all-over-Greece teenagers engaged and having fun over a long day. And as much as was humanly possible, she succeeded! Our boys counted Pompei as their favorite day in all of Italy, and we still laugh about the fun we had with Valentina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan, Thank you so much!! I really enjoyed the day with you and your nice "prophets". Hugs to your wonderful wife. See you soon! Valentina

Jay Meyer

United States
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Tour: Archeological Museum and a stroll in Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Jun 23/13

Very knowledgeable and accomodating. Terrific with detail and history. Thoughtful and considerate. Would engage the services of ToursbyLocals again with Valentina as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jay, thank you for your rating! Big hugs to your wife too. See you soon Valentina

Jeffrey P.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Tour: Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: Jun 18/13

Valentina was ill on the day of out tour but made arrangements for a replacement guide seamlessly. Santiago took us to Pompei and Capri and was prompt, flexible, very friendly and informative. He spent an extra hour with us due to scheduling issues on our part and went well beyond expectations to ensure we were satisfied. Valentina spoke to us during the tour to apologize for missing us which was very considerate. I would recommend both highly for exceptional service and outstanding tour guides.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, We're glad you've appreciate our professionality, we love to take care of our guests. Thank you! Valentina & Santiago

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Santiago. In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Robert Waldrop

United States
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Tour: #61346, The Amalfi Coast & Pompeii, Salerno, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/13

Valentina was awesome. Very friendly and knowledgable. She modified the tour for us to accommodate our requests. Would recommend her highly without reservation.

Teresa Wu

United States
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Tour: #57230, Shore Excursion Pompei & Capri, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teresa, Thanks a lot for your review! It has been a real pleasure to have spent a day with you and your family. I`ll never forget our lunch in Capri. Ciao!

A.j. Rathbun

United States
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Tour: #47438, Pompei, Pompeii, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/13

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!