Janice C.United States
Roberto was wonderfully knowledgeable about both Herculaneum and Pompeii. Due to my sister's knee issues he also was able to hire an excellent driver for us so that we could minimize her walking to/from the sites. We learned so much during our full day tour - much more than we would have learned trying to do it by ourselves. Roberto is very professional but also very personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Janice! I always try to offer the best experience based of the needs of my guests!
Elaine PaciccoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!
Susan SteinNew Zealand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!
Peter RubensteinUnited States
My family greatly enjoyed our day touring Pompeii & Herculaneum with Roberto. We saw the highlights of Pompeii and then spent the afternoon going more in depth at Herculaneum. Herculaneum is a lesser known gem and it is clear that Roberto enjoys touring this site. Roberto definitely knows and is able to convey a tremendous amount of information about both sites and could easily relate facts and stories to our 2 young daughters (ages 11 and 9).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was my pleasure guide your family at Pompeii and Herculaneum!
Paul DenaroUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul!
James BouchUnited Kingdom
Roberto is outstanding - this is not a cheap tour but completely worth the money. His knowledge and the intimate nature of the tour is fantastic. We would only have seen 20% of the wonders of Pompei and Herculaneum on our own or with a large tour. If you can afford it I would strongly recommend you book Roberto for your tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much James! I’m happy you enjoyed the day with me discovering Pompeii and Herculaneum!
James SmithUnited States
Roberto was the perfect guide. His knowledge of the subject and attention to detail were second to none! So many great stories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot James! It was my pleasure guide you in these ancient places!
Geetha CoxNew Zealand
We'd give him 10 stars if we could! Our family of 2 adults and 12 and 14 year old boys unanimously loved this tour Roberto planned an excellent day combining Pompeii and Herculaneum He was very helpful regarding trains to and from Rome and getting between sites on the day The tour itself was just outstanding A perfect mix of history and information about the sites, area in general etc Roberto was very patient with questions and had a really nice gentle manner A day we will remember for ever
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Geetha! Thank so much for these wonderful words! I’m very happy you enjoyed my tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum! It was my pleasure spend the day with you and your family discovering the ancient Roman ruins! Warm regards!
Robert PlaweckiUnited States
Roberto was the guide for our group of 8 as well providing transportation to and from our hotel in Sorrento. Roberto has a Ph.D in archaeology and is a working archeologist. The transportation he provided was on time and neat and clean. His knowledge of Pompei and Herculaneum was exceptional and his story telling was captivating. We highly recommend Roberto for this or any tour he conducts. You will not be dissapointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! Thank you so much! It was my pleasure guide you at Pompeii and Herculaneum!
Dorene McCourtUnited States
Everyone in our group of six adults loved Roberto as our guide! He was knowledgeable, but didn't overwhelm us with facts. He was personable and he set a nice, relaxed pace for the group. We would all highly recommend Roberto to other travelers. In fact, I have already recommended him to two friends who are traveling to this area of Italy later in 2019.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dorene! It was a great pleasure meet you and your group!
Jessica BaptistePrinceville, HI, United States
Excellent guide. Very informative and knowledgeable. It was hot, especially since I had a toddler in a carrier on my back. He was very conscious to find shade and walk at a pace that we could keep up with our group. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jessica! My first goal is to accommodate and help my guest as best as I can!
Mary RootUnited States
Roberto was very knowledgeable, good sense of humor, wonderful host to our group of 12. We loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mary! Happy to guide your beautiful family!
Constance NicholsUnited States
Roberto was an amazing guide. His depth of knowledge and understanding transported us back to Pompeii and Herculaneum. He didn't even let car trouble throw him off-we continued and had a fabulous day. Thank you for bringing the ancient world alive for us. Wonderful knowledgable tour. Grazi Roberto!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for these beautiful words and thank you for your patience! Panda is ok now :)
Scott MeekUnited Kingdom
Roberto was really helpful, re-arranging the day because of snow(!) . He met us promptly and was charming sharing his extensive knowledge in the most interesting , informative way. We felt we had not only seen the best of Pompeii and Herculaneum but that we had been given a real insight into how the towns worked and how people lived . To say it was educational makes it sound dry which it never was . Nothing was rushed and everything interesting especially the small telling details . Superb . Use Roberto !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Scott and Ashley! Was a pleasure for me show you the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum!
David HawkingsUnited States
Roberto is knowledgeable, pleasant and thorough. This was a wonderful use of our time and money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!
Cheryl RobertsonUnited States
Roberto is knowledgeable and patient. His tour of both Pompeii and Herculeneum provided lots of information, answered lots of questions and gave us a new appreciation of these civilizations through their way of life, structures and art.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cheryl! Happy you enjoyed this archaeological tour!
Andrea P.United States
Dr. Roberto M is as awesome as his degree! Very knowledgeable in many fields relating to Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the perfect guide for those interested in geology, ancient local history, volcanology, architecture, anthropology. Beautifully planned tour of both historical and fascinating historical sites. Very comfortable pacing of the tour, obviously cares about the comfort of his guests whilst on tour. Polite and professional. I had a very interesting and fascinating day. Thanks, Roberto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Andrea! It was a pleasure for me to guide you!
Our tour with Dr. Roberto M. is truly deserving of 5 stars - I would give it 6 stars if that option was available! Dr. Roberto M had the knowledge, expertise, and ability to make these places 'come alive' for us. In addition, he was exceptionally good at integrating other relevant aspects of history, society, and culture into the explanations of the places we were experiencing. 2 Thumbs Up for this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Trudy for these wonderful words!
Monica BeanUnited States
I can't imagine a better way to experience 2 of the most famous archeological sites in the world than with a Doctor of Archaeology. Having worked internationally at many sites, Roberto gave a thorough tour. He provided historical details and brought these ancient cities to life- all with a good sense of humour! A perfect balance which made for a very enjoyable day. I highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Monica! Thank you so much for this nice review! It was a real pleasure for me to show you the two roman cities buried by the Vesuvius!
Steve PresantUnited States
Customizing my tour is what I like about toursbylocals and our qualified guide Roberto did just that. There were four of us and we had a day tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Roberto made sure we saw both sights adequately within the time constraints, as we needed to get back to Rome that day, and provided transportation for us from Pompeii to Herculanium. It was obvious Roberto knows his subject of Roman life and architecture. Highly recommend Roberto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve! Thank you very much
Patricia LaRosaUnited States
Roberto was excellent! Very knowledgable. Without him, we would never have known what we were looking at! He was a very good sport- it was extremely cold the day that we went. Vesuvius was covered in snow! I highly recommend Roberto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patricia, thank you very much! That day the atmosphere in Pompeii and Herculaneum with the Vesuvius covered in snow was magical!!!
Maxine HeywoodUnited Kingdom
Roberto was very informative and patient with us. His English was fluent. He was charming, especially as we managed to get on two wrong trains and were an hour and a half late!! Sorry Roberto. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Highly recommend this service. We all felt that we had a far better experience by having a private guided tour. Thank you Roberto! Maxine Heywood.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Max! Thank you very much for this nice review! It was a pleasure for me guide your beautiful family!
Wendy AtwellUnited States
Roberto is extremely knowledgeable and our family loved seeing Pompeii and the museum through his archaeologist's perspective. It was even better with a delicious Neapolitan pizza-- he took us to his favorite spot. If you are looking for a guide who speaks great English, and who is generous and patient with sharing his wisdom, he is your man!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Wendy!It was a great day and it was a pleasure for me show you my favourite Pizzeria in Napoli (a little treasure away from tourist routes)